How to Travel Around Spain

How to Travel Around Spain
Spain is one of the most highly visited areas in western Europe. With historic villages and cities, world-class museums and beaches, and Moor architecture, millions visit each year. There are various strategies for visiting Spain, and the most important factors are budget, personal preference, and time available.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Passport Backpack Clothes ID cards Copies of passport Traveler's checks Traveler's insurance Guidebooks
  • Passport
  • Backpack
  • Clothes
  • ID cards
  • Copies of passport
  • Traveler's checks
  • Traveler's insurance
  • Guidebooks
Step 1
Fly into Madrid, the capital. Most cheap flights into Spain are into Madrid. There are a number of high-end, low-end, and medium-grade hotels from which to choose, as well as many hiker and traveler's hostels.
Step 2
Choose your lodging in Madrid based on your budget and the relative safety of the accommodations. Make sure the hotel or hostel takes credit cards or traveler's checks -- you may not have an opportunity to exchange money before you check in.
Step 3
Consider getting a Eurail pass through Spain. This will let you visit a number of cities and towns in a relatively short period. These passes can be pricey, but for travelers with big agendas, they can be the best way to visit Spain.
Step 4
Go to southern Spain and visit Mallorca and Sevilla. These two historic towns are known for their agricultural production, and the Moor-inspired architecture. The Moors conquered Spain hundreds of years ago and brought their own style of government and building.
Step 5
Consider a visit to northern Africa when you're in southern Spain. A quick hop over the Strait of Gibraltar will land you in Morocco. Just be careful as these border cities are known for pickpockets and other thieves.
Step 6
Visit the high-desert areas in northern Spain. This area is free of urban bustle and offers spectacular scenery from a car, bus, or train.
Step 7
Make sure to visit the Reina Sofia museum when you head back to Madrid for a flight out. This modern art museum houses works of art from Salvador Dali and Picasso -- including his masterpiece, La Guernica.

Article Written By Duncan Jenkins

Based in Eugene, Ore., Duncan Jenkins has been writing finance-related articles since 2008. His specialties include personal finance advice, mortgage/equity loans and credit management. Jenkins obtained his bachelor's degree in English from Clark University.

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