You could spend months exploring Spain and still need to come back multiple times to see even close to everything there is to see in this amazing country. The food is fantastic, the culture is one of a kind, and there is so much to always see and do.
Barcelona and Madrid - honestly did you really visit Spain if you didn't visit these two iconic cities? Barcelona was my favorite but they are both amazing and deserve a few days.
Bilbao - home to the Guggenheim museum and my stop on this trip. The Guggenheim building alone is worth the visit as it is one of the coolest works of architecture I have ever seen.
Valencia - one of the other coolest architectural structures I've ever seen is in Valencia. The City of Arts and Sciences is unlike anything I've ever seen - it looks like something out of a movie!
The official currency is the Euro and I had no problem using credit cards.
This will obviously vary by city but I walked or took public transit the majority of the time. Taxis and Uber are also an option, and hop on hop off busses come in handy in Madrid and Barcelona.
I flew Vueling from Barcelona (BCN) to Bilbao (BIO). I took an ALSA bus from Bilbao to Madrid Barajas Airport T4. I flew American from Madrid (MAD) to Dallas (DFW).
Spanish food is some of the absolute best in the world. I love tapas (croquettes are my favorite) and churros with chocolate for desert.
PLUGS / ADAPTERS
Spain uses European plug types C and F.
Spain is a member of the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens can visit Spain for up to 90 days without a visa.
I felt safe throughout my time in Spain. Take precautions as you would in any major city.
SHOULD YOU VISIT?
Yes! Definitely! It is an amazing country with more to see than you ever possibly could. It's beautiful and very unique and one of my favorite countries in Europe!