Are you tired? Ever wanted to swim in a beautiful sea, meet incredible people, and eat fantastic food? Are you ready for a vacation? If you answered all these questions with a yes, look no further. Spain is the place for you. We have created a list of 5 things that will make your stay there certainly unforgettable. Spain is full of passion, love, and excitement, and here is what you must do when you visit this beautiful country:
Eat tapas in Madrid
Tapas are a kind of finger food that are especially important for Spanish social life. Going to a bar, or drinking a cocktail is not possible without you either getting them for free, or buying a plate of tapas. It is the amount of food needed for one bite that is arranged on a toothpick and can be made out of almost anything. Meat, seafood, olives, sauces, cheeses, or all of these, usually on a cracker. Of course, there are much more elaborate versions of tapas, which are created into a whole meal, but the originals were created to prevent you from getting drunk and to encourage conversation. It is a social food, so you should enjoy it whenever you can, when you go out with friends, or on a business lunch.
Dance flamenco in Seville
Flamenco is the so called dance of passion, the dance of life, but also of death. It has a highly expressive form, recognized by hand clapping and intricate footwork. Rhythmic feet stomping shows its emotions and everything is dependent on the song that is played, which is usually slow and solemn. There are a number of ways you can enjoy this dance, you can either observe it or participate in one of Seville's many training groups. Los Gallos is one of Seville's oldest places with the most authentic setting and a unique Spanish architecture where you can watch traditional flamenco performances. You can get something to drink while enjoying the show, and of course, you should eat some tapas as well.
Watch running of the Bulls in Pamplona
This is for the extremely brave, who want some danger in their lives. Especially for this festival, in Pamplona, a section of a town is cut-off, and like a course track, a dozen of bulls are let loose to chase different groups of people. This is not for the faint of heart, but no animals are harmed during this festival, and only minor injuries, sometimes, occur to people. The festival is called San Fermin and running of the bulls is the spectacle of the day. This is an unforgettable experience both for the runners and the spectators. If you ever find yourself in Spain between the 7th and 14th of July, be sure to check this out.
Experience La Tomatina in Bunol
Have you ever been a fan of food fights? If you ever wanted to participate in one, but were afraid of the mess, then this festival is just right for you. It is held on the last Wednesday of August each year, in a small town near Valencia, called Bunol. Every year, thousands of tourists flock from all over the world to participate in this festival that started in 1944. The origin of this event is unknown to this day, but it is believed that a local food fight, that started among friends, grew into a tradition. The fight lasts for exactly an hour and wearing safety goggles is highly advised.
Barcelona is among the world's most popular tourist destinations, and millions of people visit this city every year. Its rich cultural and social life, combined with some great architectural marvels, is the main reason people come here. It has everything one would want to see. Wonderful weather all year round and a perfect metro system which makes this city extremely easy to explore. But why use the metro when you can create your own journey? Simply go on foot, or ride a bike, or even better, rent a Vespa, and you can create your own pace of exploring everything there is to know. The whole of Barcelona will be at your reach, the nicest beach Spain has to offer-Barceloneta, or the liveliest street La Rambla, it doesn’t matter, as everything is worth visiting.
There you have it. A list of things that, if you ever end up in Spain, you absolutely must try or see. Of course, time is short, but all of these suggestions will certainly give you that unique Spanish experience, which so many people claim is one of the best in the world.