There are a lot of reasons to take a cruise through the Mediterranean; good weather, good food, good people and lots of interesting cities to visit. In fact, there are so many different & nice places to discover, that is why it seems hard to choose the perfect cruise. You can find a huge diversity of countries along the Mediterranean, but one of the countries hardly ever recommended is Spain.
From Barcelona, in the north east, to Malaga, in the south, thousands of attractions are available to enjoy one hundred percent of the Spanish experience.
Barcelona is perhaps one of the most known cities in Spain. Everybody visiting this city wants to take pleasure in Gaudi’s Modernism. The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is one of the obligatory stops. This unfinished church is still in the works, but this is not a problem for people who go there. Entering the church is not too cheap, but paying for the ticket really worth it. Sagrada Familia is totally different to any other church in the world and that is the reason why hundreds of people go to this place every day.
Apart from this, Gaudi has other works like Park Guell. This modernist park was built in the years 1900 to 1914 because the businessman Eusebi Guell asked for it. The entrance is absolutely spectacular and whenever you go you find there are plenty of people taking photos. Nevertheless, the best time to visit this park is in autumn and spring, instead of summer, when it is really hot.
If you continue with your modernist tour, you cannot forget to visit Casa Milà and Casa Batlló, two houses also built for Gaudi and placed in Passeig de Gracia.
Although Gaudi is the most important architect of this movement in Barcelona, he is not the only one. Montaner and Cadafalch were two other important architects.
Apart from Modernism, Barcelona has other interesting attractions. The Gothic quarter, the port, the beach, Montjuic, the Ramblas, etc. Also, if you are a football fan, you can visit the Barcelona Football Club Stadium.
After seeing Barcelona, you have probably enjoyed so much that you want to see more. Luckily, if you are on a cruise you have more cities to see.
What is next? Palma de Mallorca is a good option if you like beach and a lively nightlife. Thousands of English people visit the island every summer, so you will likely feel like being at home. Nevertheless, to discover the Spanish nightlife, the best place to go is Ibiza, another island with plenty of discos and pubs, where all the famous DJ’s goes.
These discos used to be really expensive and it depends on how much money you want to spend on your cruise that will determine if it is worth going to the disco or not. In fact, it is hard to find a good price cruise. Usually they are really expensive. You need to search on the internet thoroughly to find a good cruise price. Sometimes it is hard, but you can find sites such as Cruise1st that offer cheap cruises. It is just a matter of looking well.
Continuing with our trip, the next stop is Valencia. It is another important Spanish city. Not as big as Barcelona, but a really nice place for tourism. This city holds one of the most famous traditional parties in Spain. It is called “Fallas” and takes place in February. People all over Spain and the world travel to Valencia to celebrate it. That is why streets at this time have plenty of people, music, and food and drink stalls.
Moving a little bit to the south, you will find Malaga. Malaga is one of the most visited cities in Spain thanks to its beaches and coasts. It is known as the capital of the Costa del Sol, so anybody visiting Malaga, enjoy it. It is the perfect option if you want to eat good food and wine.
Spain offers many more places to discover, but if your cruise stops in some of these cities, you are going to enjoy it a lot. Take the time to decide where you want to go, look for a cheap cruise and go ahead.