Where are they ? What are the best destinations to travel to in Spain? See Listen Pay attention to what the locals have to say

Spain According to the, the country is the most visited in the world with more than 83 million visitors in 2019. United Nations World Tourism Organization.

In terms of international arrivals, this makes it the second most popular after France.

But many Spaniards travel to their country. Nearly 93% prefer to travel within the country. United States, Spain According to the National Institute of Statistics of Spain.

From Where to eat in the luxury hotels of the future Madrid The feasts of the various saints can be celebrated with desserts Barcelona, ​​the Spanish CNBC asked its inhabitants where they would like to travel.

North of Spain

Spanish hotelier Pau Gardiens As a child, he discovered his country by taking car trips with his family. Volkswagen “Kombi” Van Bus-style vehicle popular in the 1970s.

Now enjoy exploring the countryside. Costa Brava region in Catalonia on the northeast coast of Spain

“I would recommend visiting one of his beautiful ‘calas’ [coves] and eat in his ‘chiringuitos’ [beach bars] with good fish and rice dishes. Inside, it is worth discovering the magnificent gastronomy of the region with products from the countryside,” he said.

The Val d’Aran The Pyrenees You can find a wide range of products along the Franco-Spanish border.

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GuardansThe founding founder Unico HotelsThe luxury group that includes the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona The main MadridRecommendationTo eat in Can SaloThe This restaurant is located in a 16-century-old farmhouse in the village. Palau-Sator.

In addition, he recommends: Eth TritonA restaurant in a valley in the Spanish Pyrenees Le Val You can find more information about the guarantor at: “good food in a family atmosphere — and a good wine cellar!

Northern Spain Two Here are some of the country’s best-known wine regions. “For autumn trips, without a doubt, I like to visit the cellars of Ribera del Duero or La Rioja”, Patricia Alonso Marketer who lives in MadridCNBC received an email indicating that the author was.

The village of Brinas The region of La Rioja In the north of Spain. More There are more than 500 wineries in the region, and about 80 people who welcome visitors.

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For the summer, Alonso Le prefers the region of Asturias You can also follow the bay This BiscayNoting that the sheltered Playa de Toro Le La town has a beach. Llanes as favorite

southern spain

Alonso, Elle The south is also one of my favorites in Spain, and in the province of Cádiz, Elle This region is famous for its long sandy beaches, whitewashed houses and beautiful landscapes. The favorite is sherry made from grapes grown in the city. Jerez de la Frontera. Cadiz is part of the Autonomous Group AndAluciaThe most visited region Spaniards.

Alonso Recommended: ValdevaquerosLa popular windsurfing beach The town is nearby. Tarifa The southernmost point of Europe. You will also enjoy BoloniaThe remnants of great curves of pale sand dunes are known to remain. Ancient Roman city of Baelo Claudia The beach is a short walk away.

Bolonia StrandIn the immediate vicinity of the city TarifaLocated at the southernmost point of the United StatesIt is Europe.

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The Cadiz You You can also choose from different provinces Fabian GonzalezThe Travel Conference was founded by the founder ForWard_MAD refers to a child whose parents live in the capital of the region. Also known as Cadiz.

“The province of Cádiz has probably the best beaches of white sand and crystal clear water in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as an incredible gastronomy based on fish. In the province of Cádiz, a must is the restaurant Casa Bigote, in Sanlucar de Barrameda, where you can taste the best prawns in the world”, Gonzalez CNBC by e-mail

Gonzalez Bluefin In addition, the tuna is highly recommended Taberna de el Campero In Zahara de Los Atunes A fishing village located about an hour from, is known as. city ​​of Cadiz.

On the southeast coast, the town of Javea in the province of Alicante is a good choir that social media manager Marina Valeria living in Madrid. “Although it is very crowded in summer, Javea has a landscape that is worth seeing – it inspired the paintings of the famous Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla, and Cristobal Balenciaga spent his last days there”, interviewed her by CNBC.

“It doesn’t have the usual flat landscape you might think because of the Montgo, a mountain that dominates the horizon for miles around,” she added.

Enjoying paella A must-have is the view from the ocean, Valera said. The chiringuito Montgo di Bongo It is right on the beach and has daily opening hours from 10:30 a.m. to sunrise. Valera It It is advisable to book at least one calendar month in advance.

The beach cove Cala Granadella In Alicante It is a popular choice among Spaniards. To avoid the crowds, it is advisable to travel early in the day or out of season.

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“Right next to Montgo di Bongo, La Siesta… is the place to see and be seen with beautiful people, whimsical decorations and dance music. If you prefer something more down to earth, my favorite is [Taverna] Octopus, a bar located on El Arenal beach with rock music and good vibes,” she added.

Valera’s advice: avoid the crowds on the beach “I advise you to go there very early! And of course September is better than July and August… I also prefer to go to Benisero beach: since it is a pebble beach, it is not as comfortable as the sandy beach of El Arenal, but it there are fewer people.”

What to do in Madrid

Recommendation Alonso Matadero MadridLocated on the banks of the Manzanares River in the Spanish capitalArts development in a former auction house and cattle market. It has been described as having “a” “typically Spanish atmosphere”, in which visitors can enjoy a traditional canal – a small glass of beer.

The lobby The Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid. The hotel is over 100 years old and was renovated in 2003. April 2021.

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GonzalezShe lives about 20 km (or 12.4 miles) outside. Madrid Likes to visit the city at least once a year. “Like I was a traveler,” he recommended you try hotels like The Edition The Four Seasons – both new to town – or the recently restored Mandarin Oriental Ritz.

“The Del Prado or Thyssen museums, the musicals of Gran Via or an authentic flamenco show at El Corral de la Moreria are my top recommendations for enjoying the bustling city like a local,” he said.

The Museo Del Prado holds the national art collection of Spain. National Thyssen-Bornemisza Häuser Museum Modern art from the Old Masters is also included. El Corral de la Moreria You can enjoy evening flamenco shows as well as a variety of dining options.

The Palacio Real (Royal PalaceIn the background you can see ). Madrid.

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“A brunch at the aparthotel Jardines de Sabatini, which offers one of the best views in the city, is a must,” added Gonzalez. The hotel’s rooftop terrace overlooks Madrid’s Royal Palace. The museum contains a collection of classic cars.

What to do in Barcelona

Barcelona was the hotelier Guardians It It is a very popular choice for foreign visitors. He suggested you look at it from a higher point in order to see the details. “a small town surrounded by two mountains and the sea – with its ancient Roman quarter and its spectacular modernist ‘Ensanche’ quarter.”

EnsancheOr EixampleIt This is a well-known grid-like structure with an octagonal block-like structure. It is also crossed by a diagonal avenue. Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter This is where the remains of the Roman temple C’est Auguste are kept.

Residential Buildings Eixample District of Barcelona.

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The Palau Nacional National Museum It’s Catalan Art has a rooftop terrace included in the 2 euro ($2) entrance cost

“Barcelona is a city that can be explored very well on foot. It has a human size, and its architecture is the best open-air museum. I would recommend getting lost in its beautiful streets steeped in history,” Guardians said.

Several days of saints They are celebrated in BarcelonaEach one comes with a commemorative cake

During the feast of Sant Jordi (Saint George), the panaderias – or bakeries – are filled with pastries decorated with the red and yellow of the Catalan flag for the, for example. Recommendation of the Guardians La Colmena The Gothic QuarterOr go to the bakery. MauriIn EixampleIt has a painted ceiling from the 1920s.

The Festival de Sant MedirLa The feast of sweets is also known as Day The Sweets. 3rd of March. Meanwhile, Revetlla de Sant JoanThis is a celebration to mark the middle of summer. June 23, 2023 is marked by bonfires as well as a bread cake known as Coca de Sant JoanThis It is made with candied fruit.

“You’ll have no choice but to come back to town to continue enjoying their delicious desserts!” the guards said.