Sea, sun, historical places, great architecture and unforgettable sights from the road — that’s exactly what is waiting for you if you are planning a summer trip to Spain. In our new blog article we will tell you what places are the must-see attractions in Spain and how to plan the best road route though coastal cities.
First day: Barcelona
Let’s start our trip with Barcelona — probably the most touristic city in Spain. The most convenient and comfortable way to get here — is to come by plane. But you can rent a car straight after arriving.
Don’t waste any time, and go to la Marina street from the airport to have a nice breakfast. Churros and coffee will help you to get some energy for the first day in Spain. then you can visit the Sagrada Familia church built by Antonio Gaudì. If you get inspired by the masterpiece of neo-gothic architecture you can keep heading to the Gothic Quarter in the district of Ciutat Vella — the oldest part of the city, where beautiful medieval buildings grace the area, the Barcelona City History Museum, different cathedrals and basilicas and the legendary cafe «4 cats» are located.
You can then keep walking to the Bokeria market. Here you can not only find fresh and delicious food but also explore the local culture. At the end of the day you can go to one of the city’s beaches and have some rest watching the sea and sunset.
Second day: Tarragona
After a night in the hotel we are getting back into the car and driving to the port city Tarragona which is located about half an hour ride from Barcelona. There are clear signs of Roman settlement there: tourists can see some amphitheatre ruins, old circle, Roman aqueduct and other marks of ancient civilization. You can finish your day heading to the beach again, we would recommend the calm and quiet Playa De los Cosis.
Third day: Cambrils
Cambrils — a resort located just in a half an hour drive from Tarragona. The perfect location for a beach vacation, windsurfing and local gastronomic tourism: the best seafood dishes are served in local restaurants. If you are tired of active sightseeing there is no better idea than spending all day here.
Fourth day. Delta del Ebro
One hour drive away from Cambrils, Delta del Ebro is located. This is a town located in the middle of a unique national park, where you can see untouched nature, rice fields, rara birds, and the Ebro river delta falling into the sea. We highly recommend taking binoculars to ensure you don’t miss anything.
Fifth day: Vinaròs
Spend the next day walking around Vinaròs — an old town, founded even before the Romans. You can see ancient chapels and churches, walk through narrow streets and relax after the road and the city noise on the empty beaches. Most cafes and restaurants here have a huge variety of seafood dishes you might want to try. And it will take less than an hour to get here from Delta del Ebro.
Sixth day: Serra de Irta
Our trip is nearly ending, and we suggest to spend the last day in the National park of Serra d'Irta. In this hilly place you will see the untouched nature, rocky and sandy beaches, cliffs, grotto, traces of the Roman civilization and even surviving ancient buildings. There is also a Badum clock tower located in the park. It's an architectural monument of the XVI century.
Seventh day: Barcelona
On our last day he is heading back to Barcelona. You can walk through Ramba boulevard, get to Mount Tibidabo and visit local markets one more time before going home.
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