Whether its quietly hiking through the Pyrenees Mountains in the northern part of Spain, cheering on a soccer match at the largest stadium in all of Europe, or running in front of a angry herd of bulls, Spain has a variety to suit anyone’s needs.
I have not only had the amazing of opportunity of attending some of the most famous festivals in the world located in Spain, but I have truly had the opportunity to dive into the Spanish culture and experience a multitude of experiences!
If you have the opportunity to visit Spain, start planning your vacation around some of the biggest events that take place in Spain each year, because I promise you it will be worth the experience!
1. Camp Nou
With a capacity of 99,354, it is now the biggest stadium in Europe and an exciting place to see all your favorite soccer matches.
When: Late August- May
Where: Barcelona, Spain
2. Running of the Bulls
Each year thousand of people gather together for the Running of the Bulls Festival. Are you daring enough to run?
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When: Around the July 6-14th each year
Where: Pamplona, Spain
3. La Tomatina
Join thousands of people in the largest tomato fight in the world.
When: Last Wednesday of August each year
Where: Buñol, Spain
4. Las Fallas
Unleash your inner pyro in the streets of Spain at Valencia’s Las Fallas. Now this is an adventure!
When: Mid March
Where: Valencia, Spain
5. Camino de Santiago
Love nature? There is no better way to enjoy the nature than a hike on one of the trails in Europe. this
When: Any time of year (winter months are not recommended)
Where: There are many trails. I did the French Way from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Finisterre, Spain
6. Feria de Abril
The Feria de Abril in Seville is one of the most popular celebrations in Spain where you can enjoy sevillanas, bullfights, flamenco music & dancers. It truly is a fun week of dancing, drinking, eating and socializing with friends.
When: The fair generally begins two weeks after Easter.
Where: Sevilla, Spain
7. Pyrenees Mountains
Take in some amazing views of the Pyrenees Mountains located between Spain and France.
When: Anytime of year. If you love to snowboard, this is your ideal location for the winter months.
Where: Northern Spain
There are controversies everywhere, but whether you agree with it or despise it – bullfighting exists in Spain and is an important part of their history and culture.
When: Bullfighting season is typically between April to September or October
Where: Many different regions in Spain
9. Music Festival
Top music festivals:
- Festival Internacional de Benicàssim
- Arenal Sound
- Azkena Rock, Vida
- Primavera Sound
- DGTL Barcelona
- Bilbao BBK Live
- I am Global Festival
When: Different moments throughout the year.
Where: Locations throughout Spain
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