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Dive deeper into your exploration of Spain with kimkim's handpicked activities. Uncover Barcelona's rich architectural history with a guided walk through neighborhoods influenced by Antoni Gaudí, or immerse yourself in Seville's vibrant flamenco culture. In Madrid, explore world-renowned art at the Museo Nacional del Prado, while in Valencia, enjoy a blend of architecture, wine, and tapas against panoramic city views. Check out our recommended activities in Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao, and beyond for your upcoming Spain adventure.

Barcelona
Gaudí Architecture Walk with Sagrada Família
4.9
(44)
4 hours
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Private
Join a local, private guide on a walk through the neighborhoods influenced by Antoni Gaudí's impressive works. You'll start by visiting the exterior of Casa Batlló, where you can learn how Gaudí mixed colors and shapes to craft his unique masterpieces. Stroll down the famous Passeig de Grácia,...
Generalife Gardens of the Alhambra in Granada
Andalusia
Alhambra & Generalife Gardens Visit
4.9
(14)
3 hours
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Private
Enjoy a private tour of Granada's Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, the second-most visited monument in Spain. A professional guide will cater the tour to your personal interests and lead you through the complexes and the Nasrid Dynasty, steeped in thousands of years of history. As you walk...
Barcelona
Cooking Class & Boqueria Market Visit
5.0
(9)
4 hours
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Small group
Discover the techniques behind traditional Spanish cuisine with a cooking class under the instruction of a professional chef. You'll start by visiting Barcelona's biggest and most important market: Mercat de la Boqueria. Your guide will lead you through the stalls where you can try a few items,...
The courtyard of the Alcázar of Seville
Andalusia
Visit to Seville’s Cathedral & Alcázar
5.0
(6)
2.5 hours
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Private
Join a private guide and visit Seville's most important monuments: Seville Cathedral and the Royal Alcázar. You'll skip the long lines and enjoy a personalized experience that digs deep into the city's history and cultural heritage. Start by meeting your guide at the cathedral (the world's...
Andalusia
Tapas & Flamenco Night
4.7
(16)
4 hours
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Private
Dig deep into Spanish culture with a private guide and enjoy a quintessential evening with delicious tapas and wine, passionate flamenco, and a stroll through an authentic Sevillian neighborhood. Flamenco was born in Andalusia, so Seville's historic Jewish Quarter and Triana districts are...
Aerial view of Sagrada Família at sunrise
Barcelona
Guided Visit to La Sagrada Família
4.8
(8)
3 hours
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Private
Enjoy a special visit to the Sagrada Família, a stunning Roman Catholic church and UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by the renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. With a private guide leading the way, you'll gain early entrance to the monument to avoid the typical crowds. Discover the...
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Barcelona
Guided Visit to Park Güell & La Sagrada Família
4.8
(8)
4 hours
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Small group
Experience two of Antoni Gaudí's modernist masterpieces, La Sagrada Família and Park Güell, with an experienced guide leading the way. Skip the lines and learn all about these two iconic landmarks. The Sagrada Família, a stunning Roman Catholic church and UNESCO World Heritage Site, requires...
(Photo courtesy of Aire Ancient Baths)
Andalusia
Ancient Bath Experience
4.8
(6)
2 hours
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Private
Pamper yourself with a day at the Aire Ancient Baths spa, a relaxing experience inspired by Roman, Greek, and Ottoman bathing traditions. Each location channels its building's past, whether with a charming 17th-century warehouse in the city center or a Mudejar-style palace with over five...
Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
Barcelona
A Walk Through the Gothic Quarter
4.8
(6)
2.5 hours
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Private
Stroll through the oldest part of Barcelona, the Barrio Gótico (Gothic Quarter), with a private guide. On this 2.5-hour walk, you'll learn about this district's 2,000-year history and visit important sites like the Barcelona Cathedral. This structure offers one of Europe's best examples of Gothic...
Museo del Prado
Madrid
Prado Museum & Lunch at Botín
5.0
(4)
4 hours
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Small group
Combine art and history with a visit to Madrid's famed Prado Museum, followed by a traditional meal at Botín, the world’s oldest restaurant. As you explore the Prado Museum, you'll stop to admire about 20 masterpieces that highlight Spain’s storied past. Your guide, an expert in art and history,...
Madrid
Guided City Walk
4.8
(5)
4 hours
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Private
Join a local guide as you explore the streets of Madrid and learn about the city's unique, diverse, and fascinating city. As a private experience, you can cater your half-day walk to your specific interests. However, some popular sites that offer essential views into Madrid's past and cultural...
Granada
Tapas Tasting in the Albaicín District
5.0
(3)
4 hours
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Private
Embark on a panoramic walk through Granada, from the Albaicín hills to the Old Town, while indulging in a variety of delicious tapas at favorite spots. Discover the unique blend of cultures and history within the city and breathtaking views of the Alhambra. This lively walk begins at the historic...
Prado Museum
Madrid
Short Prado Museum Visit
5.0
(3)
1.5 hours
·
Small group
Considered the most important museum in Madrid (and one of the most popular in Europe), the Museo Nacional del Prado is perfect for anyone interested in Spanish, European, and international art—though, even novice art enthusiasts will enjoy this activity. With the help of a professional guide and...
Walk through the narrow lanes of the Barri Gòtic
Barcelona
Tapas Walk in The Gothic Quarter
5.0
(3)
3 hours
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Small group
Enjoy a walk in Barcelona, tasting delicious local tapas in the process. This excursion takes you through the city's historic Gothic Quarter, with its ancient Roman walls, medieval cathedrals, and charming plazas. With the help of a local guide, you'll avoid the crowds and discover three...
Walk through the vines and taste different varietals
Barcelona
Vineyards, Wines & Tapas in Penedès
5.0
(3)
6 hours
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Small group
The Penedès is a renowned wine region in Catalonia, just west of Barcelona. Join a local guide and explore the beautiful Catalan countryside and its culture of wine and gastronomy with an excursion to the vineyards of the Penedès Region. You'll visit local wineries, chat with estate owners, and...
Valencia
Market Visit & Paella Cooking Class
5.0
(3)
3.5 hours
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Small group
Enjoy an unforgettable experience in Valencia, the home of Spain's most famous dish (and a global icon) paella. With this experience, you'll immerse yourself in the region's food culture, discover the numerous types of paella, visit city markets, and, eventually, taste your own delicious dish.Put...
Gardens of Córdoba's Alcázar
Córdoba
Visit the Mezquita-Catedral, Alcázar & Jewish Quarter
4.8
(4)
4 hours
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Private
Enjoy a private tour of Córdoba's most significant sites, including the Mezquita Catedral (Mosque-Cathedral), Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos (Alcazar of the Christian Kings), and the Jewish Quarter. With its rich history as the capital of the Muslim-ruled state of Al-Andalus, plus its...
The Royal Palace, Madrid
Madrid
Royal Palace Guided Experience
4.8
(4)
3 hours
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Private
Join your local guide on a walk through the streets of Madrid, making your way to the city's exquisite Royal Palace. You'll skip the lines and learn all about this 18th-century monument, built atop the site of a medieval Moorish Alcázar and where the Bourbon Dynasty lived until 1931. Wander from...
Madrid
Tapas, Taverns & History Walk
4.8
(4)
4 hours
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Small group
Pair classic tapas with century-old taverns and Madrid's history as a local guide shows you how you can't tell the city's story without its food. Your guide makes this experience unique by blending Spanish food and history, making them come to life in tapas bars, historic plazas, and twisting...
Bilbao City Center
Basque Country
Guided City Walk
5.0
(2)
3 hours
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Private
Explore Bilbao with a little help from a knowledgeable and passionate local. You'll walk along the beautiful Nervión River toward the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum, designed by famous architect Frank Gehry. As you stroll, your guide will detail the history of the Basque culture and language...
(Photo courtesy of Sea Saffron)
Valencia
City of Arts & Sciences Architecture + Rooftop Wine & Tapas
5.0
(2)
3.5 hours
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Small group
Enjoy one of the most memorable (and delicious) activities in Valencia. You'll start with a guided viewing of the city's iconic City of Arts and Sciences exterior, learning all about its unique architecture and structures. Then, end the excursion on the building's rooftop at midday or sunset,...
Costa Brava
Explore Costa Brava's Medieval Villages
5.0
(2)
9.5 hours
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Private
Spain's Costa Brava is dotted with charming and historic medieval villages, making it an ideal region to enjoy a little exploring from one town to another. On this tour, you'll visit several of the most beautiful and interesting villages, where your guide will help you understand the history and...
(Photo courtesy of WeBarcelona)
Barcelona
Day Trip to Montserrat & Hot-Air Balloon Ride
5.0
(2)
7.5 hours
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Small group
This activity combines the best of the Montserrat region. You'll start with an exciting early-morning hot air balloon ride and enjoy views of the Montserrat Mountains, vineyard-laden countryside, and even coastal vistas. Then, follow your guide with a visit to the historic Monastery of...
Barcelona
Barcelona Cooking Class & Wine Pairing
5.0
(2)
3 hours
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Small group
Get to know Barcelona through its gastronomy, but take the experience a step farther and learn how to make some of the country's most popular dishes. Your host is a professional chef, and your venue is The Paella Club's beautiful historical building with a modern kitchen setup just behind the...
Costa Brava
Coastal Hike, Kayaking & Swimming in Costa Brava
5.0
(2)
8 hours
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Small group
Enjoy the perfect mix of outdoor activity on the Costa Brava: a hike along the area's famed Camí de Ronda coastal trail, kayaking in idyllic coves, and swimming, cliff jumping, and/or snorkeling in a protected lagoon. You'll start with a hike along the coast to Sant Pol de S'Agaró, where a beach...
Madrid
Visit the UNESCO City of Toledo
4.7
(3)
8 hours
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Private
Explore the historic town of Toledo on a day trip from Madrid. This city has a fascinating past where Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities are said to have peacefully coexisted. You can see evidence of this history by visiting some of the city's main sites, which include a 15th-century...
Andalusia
Evening Walk in Granada's Albaicín Neighborhood
4.5
(4)
3 hours
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Private
Enjoy a relaxed and informal exploration of the Albaicín district, Granada's former Moorish quarter. Your guide will show you how this medieval Islamic city within a city has kept its identity in the modern age, explaining its social history and character in an anecdotal style. You'll stop at...
Costa Brava
Kayaking & Snorkeling in Costa Brava
5.0
(1)
2.5 hours
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Small group
The Costa Brava is a popular destination for kayaking and snorkeling, and you can discover why on this excursion along the idyllic coasts of Platja d'Aro, S'Agaró, Llafranc or Tossa Del Mar. After a brief introductory lesson on kayaking, where you'll learn the necessary techniques, follow your...
Basque Country
Secrets of Bilbao Bike Ride
5.0
(1)
3 hours
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Small group
Explore beautiful, historic, and modern Bilbao by bike, one of the best cities in Spain for cycling. Biking gives the advantage of seeing more in less time, meaning you can zip through the city's historic Old Town and enjoy its modern neighborhoods. Along the way, you'll make quite a few stops to...
Learn how to pour sidra the traditional way (photo courtesy of Devour Tours)
San Sebastián
Pintxos & Wine Walk
5.0
(1)
3 hours
·
Small group
Embark on a culinary adventure through San Sebastián's Old Town, visiting six of the best pintxos bars for a full and delicious dining experience. Learn the unwritten rules of pintxos while trying local seafood, cured Iberian ham, home-marinated anchovies, and innovative dishes, all paired with...

Best Experiences in Spain

Costa Brava, Spain
Best Things to Do in the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is a scenic stretch of Catalonia's coastline, extending from the French border in the north to the town of Blanes in the south. Dotted with rugged coves, medieval villages, sandy beaches, vineyards, and the works of Salvador Dalí, many travelers flock to this picturesque region of Spain. Explore the countryside with yacht excursions, e-bike ventures, and kayaking trips, or visit beloved towns and cities like Girona, Cadaqués, and Figueres.

Madrid, Spain
Best Things to Do in Madrid

Many argue that Madrid is Spain's most cultural city, as its central location draws people, gastronomy, traditions, and customs from around the country. In Madrid, you can dive deep into Spain's history and culture with walking tours of its diverse neighborhoods, evenings experiencing its distinct tavern culture, and tastes of staples like jamón Ibérico and padrón peppers. Then, peruse the world-renowned Prado Museum, enjoy dinner in the world's oldest restaurant, learn all about Spanish royalty, or take a day trip to one of the nearby historic cities and villages.

San Sebastián, Spain
Best Things to Do in San Sebastián

Coastal San Sebastián sits in Spain's scenic north, in Basque Country. Known as a foodie hub, you can enjoy the city's culture with walking or e-bike tours and dive into the renowned gastronomy with a cooking class. Get out of the city to visit farms, vineyards, and some of Northern Spain's most popular walking trails within this coveted region of Europe.

Ronda, Spain
Best Things to Do in Ronda

One of the most popular white villages in Southern Spain, Ronda sits atop a dramatic cliff, providing stunning views of its surrounding countryside. You'll find a mix of relaxed vibes and exciting outdoor adventures in Ronda. Explore the Old Town, listen to Spanish guitar, and learn about ancient winemaking techniques while savoring a glass or two. Then head out into the countryside to climb the Via Ferrata or peruse charming villages.

Bilbao
Best Things to Do in Bilbao

Bilbao is known for gastronomy and the architecture of Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum. Combine modern art with the city's world-renown culinary scene, impressive architecture, and quaint historic core. Discover Northern Spain's gastronomy by savoring pintxos, learning how to make wine, or taking a cooking class. Pair a visit to the Guggenheim with a city tour and admire architecture beyond the quirky. Or, explore outside the city center and enjoy the Picos de Europa, a mountain range that rivals the Alps.

Mallorca
Best Things to Do in Mallorca

Known as the "jewel of the Mediterranean," Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and offers a tropical-like coastline, chiseled mountain peaks, and a vibrant culture. Travelers flock to the island to combine relaxation with adventure. For example, enjoy a catamaran cruise while snorkeling in the Mediterranean, visit idyllic villages while hiking in the mountains, or explore caves while wine tasting. And when you need a break, dive into the island's unique and flavorful culinary scene or walk the streets of buzzy Palma.

Seville
Best Things to Do in Seville

Seville is Southern Spain's jewel and the capital of Andalucía. This historic city with the perfect mix of culture, architecture, and gastronomy, as it's the birthplace of flamenco and where tapas reign. Taste your way through Seville with cooking classes, wine tastings, and visits to tapas bars and olive farms. Then, dive deep into the local culture by learning about art restoration, touring historic sites like the Alcázar, and watching the beauty of the flamenco unfold before your eyes.

Granada
Best Things to Do in Granada

As the final bastion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andulas) ruled by the Moors, Granada offers a unique mix of architecture paying homage to its many historical influences. The most famous site, of course, is the Alhambra, an imposing Muslim fortress from the 9th century used by the Nasrid Dynasty and as Spain's Royal Court. Besides stunning architecture, Granada also features a vibrant gastronomic scene, the country's beloved flamenco dance, and mountainous countryside.

Barcelona
Best Things to Do in Barcelona

A bustling, vibrant city with deep Roman and medieval roots, Barcelona offers a little bit of everything. Discover a unique blend of architecture, from 20th-century modernism to avant-garde, while getting lost in buzzy market halls, wandering colorful gardens, and eating your way through the historic Gothic Quarter. Explore Gaudí's famous creations like the Sagrada Familia, spend a day at the beach, attend a Spanish guitar concert, or go wine tasting in the countryside.

Valencia, Spain
Best Things to Do in Valencia

A vibrant and modern port city, Valencia is Spain's third-largest metropolis. Valencia's most famous attraction is its City of Arts and Sciences, a futuristic building complex hosting a planetarium, oceanarium, interactive museum, and more. In addition, you'll find an idyllic Old Town, Albufera (a beloved wetlands reserve and park), and gorgeous stretches of sandy beaches. Plus, Valencia is home to one of Spain's most famous dishes: paella.