What I Love About Spain

 

Hey guys!
 
 
If you read my Garnier Micellar Water Review, you’ll be aware that I went to Spain last week. Since I didn’t take many photos during my holiday, I thought I’d do a post on the things that I love about Spain instead. It’s no secret that I adore Spain – I’ve been there at least 10 times and I’m eager to go again! Spain is such a beautiful country and there are so many places to explore. I have yet to visit Valencia and the North of Spain, as well as the islands – Tenerife and Lanzarote are high on my list. So, without further ado, here is a list of the things I love about Spain!

1. The weather

I think this is an obvious one. Spain has glorious sunshine 300+ days a year. You can pretty much hop on the plane to Spain at any time of the year and be guaranteed hot weather. Living in England, I’m used to rain, wind and freezing cold weather. It’s nice to go to Spain and not have to wear so many layers and shiver constantly!

2. Tapas

Tapas are one of my favourite types of food. I love tortilla, chorizo and patatas bravas. There are some restaurants in London that serve tapas, but unfortunately they don’t quite match up to the quality of the tapas you get in Spain. That being said, I do like the tapas at Iberica and Ambiente (which is in York).

tapas
The Cooking Academy

3. The people

The Spanish are really friendly and they seem to have so much to say – you could literally talk to them for hours! The downside is that they all speak English quite well so I don’t get much of a chance to practice my Spanish! This brings me onto my fourth point…

4. The language

Spanish is a beautiful language, there’s no denying that. It’s so romantic and rhythmic.

5. The traditions

I love flamenco dancing. I’ve watched it in both Barcelona and Marbella. The dresses are beautiful. I still don’t quite get the appeal of bullfighting and throwing tomatoes at each other though (not that I’ve ever experienced either or plan to)…

I-love-Spain
Inside MC

6. The relaxed vibes

Spanish people are so laid back. They never rush anywhere. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a traffic jam when I’ve been in Spain and I haven’t had to queue to enter a club or even get a drink from a bar. I also love the idea of a siesta – it’s definitely necessary when its 30-odd degrees outside!

7. It’s safe

Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever felt unsafe when I’ve been in Spain. I’ve never come across any pickpocketing or anything in Spain either, even in the major cities. If I ever live abroad, I’d have no doubts about choosing Spain.


Buen Retiro Park Madrid
Thousand Wonders

8. The architecture

Spanish buildings are unique and stunning. The buildings designed by Gaudi in Barcelona are so intricate and vibrant. I particularly like La Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. When I went to Seville I was in awe of Plaza de Espana. Although it looks old, this building was only built at the beginning of the twentieth century.


La Sagrada Familia
La Sagrada Familia – Eye on Spain
Casa-Batllo
Casa Batllo – Building

Plaza-de-Espana
Plaza de Espana – Travel Channel

Have you ever been to Spain? What are your favourite things about the country?

Hasta luego!

Serena


 

42 Comment

  1. I love Spain too, my nan and grandad used to own a villa out there, so i spent most of my childhood there. I'm also going to Lanzarote next month too, which I cant wait, its somewhere ive never been too and im excited =] Hoping to see the volcano this year.

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  2. I have never been to Spain but it looks lovely! When we were in Florida we went to a lovely Spanish/Cuban restaurant that had a flamenco show. That was really fun, I would love to see Flamenco in Spain too. 🙂 So lucky you got to go! 🙂 XO – Alexandra

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  3. Anonymous says: Reply

    I'd like to go to Ibiza and to visit Cafe del mar. I've been listening the compilations for years. So you'll be hearing from me about my experience. 🙂

  4. I am so with you on tapas and the architecture. So beautiful!
    Kari
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  5. You had me at tapas! I love Spain too, it's so beautiful!

  6. loved it 🙂

  7. I mean what more could you want? Great food, great drink, great culture and great views. I can see why you love Spain so much!

  8. I loved reading this! I'm actually traveling to Spain tomorrow, it's going to be almost 30 degrees (celsius) which is pretty awesome. It's like half of that in Norway right now.

  9. Looks like so much fun! A great culture!

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  10. I have spent the last two summers house-sitting in Spain – and I have just decided to spend this autumn here too – for all of the reasons that you have described

  11. Oh that Casa Batllo – Building is beautiful! When I went to Barcelona my favorite thing was the Montjuic Fountain! It was so beautiful!

  12. Ah I'm jealous! Hope you have a great time in Lanzarote!

  13. It's my favourite country! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  14. I've never been to Ibiza but it looks like a pretty island, I'm not really keen on the party aspect of it though.

  15. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  16. Glad you agree!

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  19. Hope you have fun! When I went to Spain it was around 35 degrees – so hot!

  20. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  21. Ah that sounds amazing! I'd love to live in Spain for a bit!

  22. I vaguely remember seeing the Montjuic Fountain, it's amazing!

  23. I loved Spain when I visited — the food, the architecture, the language, it's all wonderful! I'd love to go back and see more of the country.

  24. You had me at Tapas 😉 I love Spain too and the architecture is AMAZING!!

  25. I love the food and the culture, Spain is great!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x
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  26. Ilva says: Reply

    I love Spain but not to well language, surely to visit many next years! ♥

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  27. I've always wanted to visit Spain and now I'm convinced I'd love it!

  28. Spain is on the top of the list of places I want to visit. I love to see their architecture and food. I enjoyed this post.

  29. My rendition wouldn't be pretty, but I'd love to give flamenco dancing a try sometime!

  30. Spain looks so beautiful and I have yet to try tapas! Great photos.

  31. Sounds like an incredible place to visit. I would love to go there and experience the flamenco dancing live. That would be so nice.

  32. There is so much to explore in Spain!

  33. I can definitely agree with that! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  34. Thanks! 🙂

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  36. It's definitely worth visiting!

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  38. Yeah I've never done flamenco dancing myself but it does look fun!

  39. Thanks!

  40. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  41. Beautiful pictures! Wish I'd been to Spain. It's one definitely on my list 🙂

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  42. A great insight into Spain. Spain is on my bucket list. Thank you for posting the photos too.

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