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Spain Cities

Spain is located Southwestern Europe. It borders the Iberian Peninsula, Mediterranean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is largely a tropical country with many island and coastal beaches. The Spain cities are the most urbanized area and are the center of population. These cities of Spain are known for their excellent climate, sites of visit, attractions, and entertainment avenues for visitors. The major cities of Spain are classified according to their population density, land area, and places of attractions.


About Spain cities

 

The major Spain cities include the capital Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Granada, and Zaragoza. These cities have the highest concentration of population. Around 48 million people visit the Spain cities every year. Many businesspersons also visit the cities that are commercially vibrant like Madrid, Barcelona, and Granada. The cities have also created a lot of influence on the economic, financial, tourism, and hotel sectors of the country. Major income is generated from the city attractions and hotel industry. Spain cities are equipped with modern transport system, ports, harbors, bridges, attractions, and recreation centers. Some of these cities also boast of a great nightlife. There are casinos, bars, clubs, and discos.

 

Below given are details about the major cities of Spain.

 

Madrid

 

Madrid is the largest and the capital of Spain. It is ranked first in terms of population with around 3.3 million people living here. The city is spread across 698 km square. Madrid is one of the most visited cities, Madrid has several attractions for visitors. Being the capital city, it is also the seat for the Spanish government. The modern infrastructure of the city allows the growth of financial and trade sectors. Madrid has a continental and Mediterranean climate with the oceanic influence. The winters are relatively cold and summers are humid except in the central region of the city. The favorable climate in Madrid is between Augusts to November. This is also the peak tourist season in the capital city.

 

Madrid is to host to a number of tourist attractions. There are historical, cultural, and entertainment landmarks attracting significant number of tourists every year. It is the cultural city of Spain home to many art galleries and museums.

 

The famous and oldest museum of the Madrid city is the Prado Musuem. The other museums include the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum known for its collections and The Reina Sofia Musuem. The museums in Madrid are interesting to people who are willing to see Diego Valazquez’s Las Meninas. They are also storehouses of art and artifacts that reveals a lot about the history and development of Spain.

 

The oldest church that survives in the city dates back to the 12th century. The San Nicolas de los Servitas is popular for its bell tower built in the Mudejar style.

 

Sports are an important part of the culture of Madrid. The Real Madrid football club makes Madrid a global name. Real Madrid is one of the most celebrated football clubs in the world wining several European Cups over the years. Many sports enthusiasts visit this city during the major football tournaments of Spanish and European clubs.

 

In terms of other cultural entertainments, the city of Madrid ranks higher than many others do. The Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Spanish national Orchestra, and the Auditorio Nacional de Musica are host to many classical music festival, shows, and concerts engaging the tourists during the evening.

 

Barcelona

 

The city of Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city of Spain. Around 1,621,537 people call Barcelona home. The administrative area of Barcelona has a land area of 102 square kilometer. The metropolitan area of Barcelona has the highest concentration of population. The major gateway to Barcelona is the Barcelona International Airport that has traffic of around 30 million passengers annually.

 

Being the capital of Catalonia and the Catalonia province, Barcelona houses the sea of the government of Catalan. Many administrative offices and trade centers are also located here.

 

The places of attractions in Barcelona include historical places, cultural centers, and entertainment parks, gardens, and theatres. Beach tours are availed by tourists willing to have a tropical vacation. The city crowd and hassle often takes people for a beach vacation. There are also places to tour during the nighttime. The bars, discos, and lounges remain open in the downtown region past midnight.

 

The main sights to visit in Barcelona are Sagrada Fam?lia, The Cathedral of St. Eulalia, The Columbus Monument. Cultural attractions include Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Art of Catalonia, and the Barcelona Maritime Museum. Visit the largest entertainment zone of the city at Montju?c Park

 

Valencia

 

This city is the capital of Community of Valencia, the third largest in the country. Valencia city has a population of 814,208. The most urbanized and metropolitan area of Valencia is home to around 1,564,145 people. Valencia is well known for the ancient building Llotja de la Seda, listed as a World Heritage Site from 1996. The grand museum complex of City of Arts and Science remain one of the top tourist attractions.

 

Popular attractions of Valencia City of Spain include the following:

 

  • City of Arts and Sciences
  • Palau de les Arts Reina Sof?a
  • L'Oceanogr?fi- This is the largest aquarium in whole of Europe.
  • El Museu de les Ci?ncies Pr?ncipe Felipe-

 

This is a museum of science having extensive collection of animal exhibits.


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