Spain is the perfect honeymoon destination for those interested not only in relaxing, but also in discovering and experiencing a different culture, because of the rich cultural and historic heritage of Spain. Their food and wines are also a thing to consider! Spain is a beautiful and diverse country. Each region in Spain has its own flavor both historically and culinary. Flamenco dancing, romantic castles and beaches! Great hotels and resorts, great food and wines help enhance your honeymoon experience in Spain.
- Picture the wonderful culture and lights of Madrid are welcoming you with open arms.
- Bask in the sun and stroll along the beaches of Costa del Sol.
- Dine in a tapas bar in Barcelona.
There is so much to see and do in Spain, that you might need to come back….
Where should we go in Spain?
Madrid is definitely one of the cities you’ll will to visit on your honeymoon. The Museo del Prado, the Cathedral of Almudena, the Palacio Real and the Casa del Campo are all beautiful cultural and historic places that should top your list of must see. Madrid will certainly keep you entertained both day and night with culture and history during the day and Flamenco and their great restaurants and clubs in the evening.
Barcelona is home to modern architecture and is a red hot honeymoon destination. Las Ramblas is a tree lined pedestrian thoroughfare that is popular with locals and tourists and is one of the hote spots for shopping and dining.
Visit Seville and explore the interior of the enormous cathedral (Columbus’ Tomb) and the Giralda Tower (fantastic views), the Santa Cruz section (historical Jewish Quarter with flower filled patios and quaint narrow streets), the Plaza de España (scenes from Lawrence of Arabia were filmed here-supposed to be Cairo) and the Maria Luisa Park (feed the tame white doves in Plaza Americas).
Consider a visit to Cordoba. Take a tour of the amazing former Great Mosque, now the cathedral . Also stroll through the old Jewish Quarter, and see Maimonides Square and the tiny synagogue building. Continue onto exotic Granada, passing through one of the most prolific olive-growing regions in the world.
Let’s not forget that Spain has beaches along the Mediterranean which is a great way to end your honeymoon with a bit of relaxation.
When is the best time to visit Spain?
Because of the mild weather, it is a great destination to visit all year round, but spring and fall are perfect for honeymooners. The summer months will be the busiest, especially in the Costa del Sol region where many Europeans will take their vacations.
What are some attractions that honeymooners would enjoy?
- Alhambra in Granada
- Gaudi’s Barcelona
- Cafe in wonderful weather
- Salvadore Dali
- Spain Art
- Prado Gallery in Madrid
- Spectacular Ronda
- Real Madrid – the famous football team
- Run with Bulls
- Las Ramblas’ busy streets
- El Rastro
- Golfing at Valderrama
- Cordoba Moors
- White village trail
- Frank Gehry’s amazing architecture
- Sierra Navada Mountains
- Local village fiesta
What would be a perfect amount of time to spend in Spain?
For those traveling to Spain for the first time, no less than a week…10 days would be better. Spain is very well connected through a network of high speed trains, which makes very easy to move around and visit many different cities in a short period of time. Try to keep your visit to either northern Spain or southern Spain. Visiting too much in a short amount of time may make you feel rushed. After the stress of a wedding, you might need a bit more of a relaxed pace to really enjoy yourselves.
What would be samples of great itineraries for a Spanish Honeymoon?
According to the Spanish Tourist Board in NYC, here are a couple of options that they would recommend for honeymooners:
- Luxury trains: Al-Andalus or Transcantabrico. The best way to travel without packaging several times a week! Luxurious and transporting
- Canary Islands: beach, architecture (Lanzarote), gastronomy, amazing volcano landscape (Teide, Tenerife)….great weather all year round!
- Balearic Islands: Ibiza (nightlife), Formentera (pristine beaches), Menorca (gastronomy), Mallorca (culture)
- Luxury Paradores Route.
- Spain’s big cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Bilbao ….
What type of unique resorts or accommodations makes Spain so great for honeymooners?
Spain has Paradores, a state owned hotel chain with more than 90 properties of which the majority of them being old castles, palaces, monasteries, convents and other heritage buildings…(very romantic). You will have the opportunity to feel like a queen or a king with all the comfort of the XXI century.
What is the best reason to honeymoon in Spain?
We will say they will get more value for their money. Spain’s variety and diversity is not very well known internationally. Because it is a medium size country and it is very well connected internally, honeymooners can have the opportunity to discover different landscapes, cultures and experiences without getting out leaving the country….from the pristine and paradise beaches of the Balearic Island to the Don Quixote land in Castile-La Mancha or the magnificent Alhambra, you can enjoy 3 or more different trips at once!
If Spain sounds like a perfect match for your honeymoon dreams, contact My Vacation Lady. Our first step is a detailed honeymoon consultation where we talk about your honeymoon dreams. We won’t be the first ones to tell you that your honeymoon should be special but we certainly are the right honeymoon specialists to make it special.
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