Spain Backpacking Travel Guide

Information on hostels, transportation, cheap food and drinks, sights to see, activities and more.

Backpacking Spain


Spain has a lot to offer the budget backpacker boasting beautifully warm weather for the majority of the year. Even the winters is Spain require little more than a fleecy jumper to get you through. Madrid and Spain are two very popular cities to visit. Spectacular monuments and museums, delicious Spanish cuisine and nightlife that rivals any on the planet. There are two things the Spanish love that are easy to get behind, the afternoon siesta and the nightly fiesta.

However the jewel in the crown for me as a traveller to Spain is down in the south. The Andalusia region in the south of Spain is one of the most interesting areas of Europe. The Islamic influence from the Al-Andalus period is plain to see throughout and has created a fascinating mix of architecture and culture.

Spain City Guides


Córdoba

Cordoba boasts a remarkable history. It has been the capital of a Roman province, the capital of an Arab State and a Caliphate, as well as city within modern Spain. This history is plain to see in the historic quarter around the Mezquita and the adjacent Roman bridge [...]

Granada

The Alhambra alone makes Granada a city worth visiting. It also has a lively student-driven nightlife and some of the best tapas culture I have seen in Spain. They are the type that serve the tapas dishes for free with each drink purchased. Great for a budget traveller.

Madrid

Madrid is a city with an impressive cultural and architectural heritage, absolutely world-class art galleries and museums and fantastic food and nightlife. I really enjoy Madrid, it's always my first stop when visiting Spain [...]

Seville

Seville was founded as the Roman city of Hispalis and later came under the jurisdiction of the Caliphate of Córdoba. The period of Islamic rule in Andalucia has left an indelible mark on the region and the Alcazar in Seville offers amazing insight into that period [...]
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