A country known for it's architecture, history, and art, and where I chose to live during my year abroad. I was lucky enough to visit a number of places during my time there, check it out!
This small town in the southern region holds a special place in my heart as it was where I studied for the year during my time in Spain
From the sweeping views of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada mountains, to the small windy streets of the Albaicín, Granada is a city rich in history and culture. If you are going to Spain, I definitely recommend checking it out and staying for a few days.
Fun fact: Granada is the only city in Spain that do tapas, as in you can go out for a drink and be blessed with small plates of Spanish-antipasti type food for absolutely free. That's right! Absolutely free.
Visiting the larger cities in Spain is a must. Each have their own unique identity and different sights to see.
I flew out of Madrid multiple times during the year, but managed to dedicate a weekend in order to see the famous Prado Museum and other monuments.
I visited Barcelona during the spring and was lucky enough to be joined by my mother and sister. The Gaudí house, Sagrada Família, and Mercado de la Boquería were just a few of the amazing things we got to see!
Located in the south, on the Costa del Sol, Málaga seems to be a perfect mix of old and new.
With the two hilltop citadels (the Alcazaba and the Gibralfaro) that represent the past Moorish rule, there is plenty for history buffs to enjoy. The architecture is breathtaking and I found myself snapping photos every other minute.
From there it is an easy walk to the waterfront that boasts numerous seafood-themed restaurants and a harbor with some of the sleekest yachts I've ever seen.