Port Vell, Barcelona

Port Vell, Barcelona

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10 Fantastic Places to Visit on Your Campervan Holiday in Spain

photo by Fabio Alessandro Locati (wikimedia commons)Seville Photo by Fabio Alessandro Locati (wikimedia commons)

Spain and the islands of the Canaries and Balearics are a great place for visitors wanting to try a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday.  Packed with history, architecture and beaches, everybody’s top ten will depend on what type of things you like to do on holiday, however here is a middle of the road list for people who like to experience a little bit of everything.

Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias, Valencia.  The city of Arts and Sciences Centre is an amazing modern structure.  The Hemisfèric IMAX cinema, the Príncipe Felipe Science Interactive Museum, the Oceanográfico the largest aquarium in Europe with over 500 marine species and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía for music and artistic displays and performances are all here.

Frigliana, Costa del Sol.  On of the traditional pueblos blancos, Frigliana is a mountain village above Nerja.  There’s no need to drive here, the roads are quite narrow and there are excellent public transport links from Nerja.

Alhambra, Granada.  One of the most beautiful buildings in Europe.  The Moorish palace is a place to spend the whole day, beautiful architecture and equally beautiful grounds and views.

Barcelona, Catalonia.  A city that has it all, beaches, architecture, great food and entertainment.  Barcelona is a relaxed place to visit and for lovers of art Gaudi’s buildings are simply amazing.

Ronda, Costa del Sol.  The old town of Rhonda hasn’t changed from when it was originally built with its centrepiece being the bullring.  The views from the bridge over the gorge have inspired films.

Madrid.  You cannot tour Spain without visiting the capital city.  Madrid has everything you would expect, good transport links, great shopping and some majestic buildings.

Seville, Andalusia   Great for oranges but also a wonderful town to walk around.  Home to one of the world’s largest cathedrals, quaint shops and modern amenities.  An unspoilt gem.

Santiago de Compostela, Galacia.  Santiago de Compostela is not just a tourist town, but a place of pilgrimage to St. James.  Join the thousands who still visit today and place your hand in the imprint left on the marble column by travellers of old.  Even for the non religious visitors, this place is quite exceptional.

Briones, La Rioja.  Probably not a place that rings any bells, but for wine lovers this is the place to visit if you love Rioja.  Dinastia Vivanco is a winery with the most comprehensive wine museum anywhere. Visit five floors containing everything related to wine, from the grapes to bottles and beyond.  

Lanzarote.  One of the islands had to be in here somewhere.  Lanzarote is here for those who appreciate something a little different.  The volcanic lava makes Lanzarote an interesting place to spend some time. You can visit the Montañas del Fuego or Fire Mountains of Timanfaya National Park for a demonstration of just how hot it is on top of a volcano or visit the home of Cesar Manrique if you like modern art, funky furniture and an interesting lava feature.

Motorhome rental and campervan hire in Spain gives visitors the opportunity to try out some, or all, of the places of interest, or perhaps even write their own.

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