Villages on rocks, medieval, coastal and mountain; nice National Parks; impressive forests… There are many options that we have in our country to rest from the city. Not in vain rural tourism in Spain is becoming more fashionable. However, we cannot forget about our cities , some of which have a lot to offer the traveler.
Today at Vuela Viajes we want to review the most important cities in Spain. Although we could have based ourselves on factors such as tourist, historical or economic importance, we have decided to be guided by a more objective aspect: the number of inhabitants. Would you like to join us?
How could it be otherwise, let’s start by talking about Madrid, the capital of Spain, which is also the most populated city in the country. Here are the headquarters of the government, ministries, the official residence of the President of the Government and the Kings of Spain … It is a beautiful city with an incredible cultural offer. In fact, here are some of the best museums in Spain and Europe.
As you may have imagined, the second most populated city in Spain is Barcelona. Capital of Catalonia, the Ciudad Condal is considered one of the best cities in the world, something that is surprising if we take into account its many points of interest. You will discover some of them in our article "Essential visits in Barcelona".
In third position we find Valencia, capital of the Valencian Community. To the many attractions that the city has had for centuries, striking infrastructures such as the City of Arts and Sciences and the Prince Felipe Museum have been joined for some time.
Seville is not only one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, but it is also the fourth most populated. Beyond the heat that is suffered in summer, the only bad thing about this place is that it has so many attractions that in a single trip there is no time to visit them all. We will talk about some of them in our article "Six essential visits in Seville".
The fifth most populous city in Spain is Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon. Located on the banks of the Ebro, the city is known both for its great beauty and for its famous Pilar festival, which attracts a large number of visitors each year.
We continue our tour of the most important cities in Spain in Andalusia, where the sixth most populous city in Spain is also located. It is about Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol, a lively and bustling city that is full of beautiful places, highlighting its beaches . In fact, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the country.
The seventh most populated city in Spain is Murcia, capital of the autonomous region of Murcia. Beyond its historical-artistic heritage, we want to highlight its university tradition, which attracts some 50,000 students to the municipality.
Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca, also known as Palma, is the eighth most populated city in Spain. As you well know, it is located on the island of Mallorca, one of the main tourist destinations in Spain. Today it is a notable economic and cultural center both at the insular and regional levels.
The Gran Canarian palms
In ninth position we find the capital of another archipelago. It is about Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, known throughout the world for its Carnival , the most important in Spain together with that of Cádiz.
Finally, we have to talk about Bilbao, considered the tenth most populated city in Spain. Capital of the province of Vizcaya, it is for many the door to the Basque cultural universe. In addition, it is a world example of urban transformation. As you well know, its great symbol is the Guggenheim Museum.
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