Why You Should Plan A Trip To Spain

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This time last summer I was frantically planning my backpacking trip across Europe. There were so many countries I wanted to see that I couldn’t possibly fit all of them into my trip of just over two months. Whenever I would ask friends for advice on which countries were a must-see, there was one I couldn’t hear enough about- Spain. I just had to see it. I grew so intrigued by how enchanted everyone became when retelling their stories about their travels in Spain that I chose to start my trip right in Madrid itself!

Here are just a few of the reasons that you will fall in love with Spain on your visit


Charming Gardens and Parks

DCIM100GOPROSpain is a country full of gorgeous parks and gardens that decorate the land in between the museums, art galleries, and busy restaurants. Buen Retiro Park is one of the largest parks in the city of Madrid with rose gardens, park trails, as well as ancient sculptures and monuments that adorn the natural scenery. In the center of the park lies a marvelous fountain that you can enjoy a peaceful boat ride through while overlooking the park.

Wander The Streets 


The delightful cobble-stone streets are seemingly endless and full of new discoveries to be made in Spain. The narrow alleyways have something to offer at every corner. You can wander the streets for hours and marvel at the wonderfully coloured buildings and inevitably run into busy plazas, cozy restaurants, or art galleries you may have never stumbled upon otherwise!

Explore Rich Art, Culture, and History



Spain is a country rich with ancient history, culture, and art that beautifully mark the passages of time. Whether you’re roaming through the gothic alleyways and churches of Barcelona, viewing the stunning artwork of Gaudi in Park Guell, or visiting the many museums and art galleries Spain has to offer- you will  be immersed in the history and culture of the country. It’s all over the city. It’s in the streets, on the walls, in the museums- you can’t miss it!

Visit Beautiful Beaches


San Sebastian (Basque: Donostia) is a city that has been off the radar until recently, and for good reason! This beach city is celebrated for it’s amazing food culture, with pintxos (also known as tapas) like you’ve never had before. One or two delicious tapas, a drink, and then you’re off to the next bar! A wild night life, renowned surfing beaches, natural scenery including the Island of Santa Clara, and a captivating town with great shopping- San Sebastian is the ultimate city of indulgence!


Have you ever visited Spain before? Where would you love to travel to?


  1. Katya
    May 5, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    I loved Barcelona and Catalonia! But there’s so much more to see in Spain:)

    • Diana Maria
      May 14, 2016 / 7:02 pm

      I agree I felt like there was never enough time to see everything in Spain!

  2. May 6, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Spain has been on my to-go-to list for forever now! I love everything about it and I bet I would enjoy it a lot 🙂 It has so much offer, seriously. You can explore and explore 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Diana Maria
      May 14, 2016 / 7:03 pm

      I know! There is so much to see it feels like never ending exploring while you’re there, I hope you get to visit one day Leta 🙂

  3. May 8, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    I STILL have not been to Spain, but it looks so amazing! I love the architecture. I’ve been to Portugal which seems odd. You’d think one would choose Spain first! Haha. Great post and thank you for sharing. 🙂

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • Diana Maria
      May 14, 2016 / 7:03 pm

      I’ve heard wonderful things about Portugal and wish I could’ve gone while being so close! You’ll love it if you ever get the chance to visit Emily 🙂

  4. May 9, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    These photos are so lovely! It looks like you had a fantastic trip! I have been to Fuerteventura but never the main part of Spain. Hope to visit Barcelona soon, though!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Diana Maria
      May 14, 2016 / 7:05 pm

      Thank you Rae! I hope you get the chance to as well, you’re going to love it 🙂 Fuerteventura looks amazing I wish I had gone while so close!

  5. May 9, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Wow! I’ve never been to Spain but so need to visit one day. All of your pictures look beautiful, especially the first one!

    xx freshfizzle

    • Diana Maria
      May 14, 2016 / 7:05 pm

      Thank you Tania, I’m sure you’ll visit one day and will love it just as much as I did!

    • Diana Maria
      May 14, 2016 / 7:06 pm

      I think so too Zorica, such a beautiful country 🙂

  6. Sabina
    May 15, 2016 / 12:53 am

    Ahh, Spain! Never been, but it’s on my travel list for quite some time now 🙂 I guess it’s time to start planning a visit! From your pictures it looks gorgeous – love the narrow streets, the history and culture, and of course, those gorgeous beaches that I heard so much about! Inspiring post, thanks for sharing! xo

    Sabina | http://www.IveGotSunshine.com

    • Diana Maria
      May 17, 2016 / 2:29 am

      Thank you Sabina! It really is a beautiful country that is worth seeing, I hope you get the chance to visit it soon to experience all it has to offer 🙂