Spain is full of natural and manmade wonders and there is no shortage of great places to visit while you are there. If you are planning a summer holiday in Spain, here are some of the sites you should consider visiting.
1. Teide National Park, Tenerife
On the island of Tenerife, you will find the Teido-Pico. This is the highest peak in Spain, reaching nearly 4,000 meters tall. It’s also a stratovolcano and one of the three largest volcanos in the world, which gives it extra must-see points. The national park on this island is only accessible by purchasing tickets, and it’s great for sightseers who love to be out in nature.
This is another Spanish island, and it is home to a very diverse culture and a variety of marine life. It is so special that the island has been preserved as a UNESCO World heritage Site. Here, you will find archaeological remains of ancient civilizations, including the necropolis of Puig des Molins. There is history here dating back to the time of the Phoenicians and Carthaginians that showcases the island’s importance during the era of these civilizations. You can book accommodations on the island and find plenty to do and see while you are there.
The city of Toledo has been around for more than 2,000 years (source), and it is positioned majestically at the head of a gorge, looking down on Rio Tajo. The historic city has cobblestone streets made in an ancient style, and there is a storied castle to visit there, as well as synagogues and other ancient structures. It’s just a short ride from Madrid as well, so if you are staying at the capital city, you might want to swing by and pay Toledo a visit.
4. Tower of Hercules
This lighthouse almost a couple thousand years old, and it guards the Coruna harbor in the northwest area of Spain, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. The Romans originally built this tower as they expanded their empire, and it is still in use today- the only one of its kind.
These are just a few of the more impressive sites to visit in your travels of Spain, and they are perfect for someone looking to see places that are not usually part of the biggest tours. They may be overlooked, but you’ll be glad you took time to see them.