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Top 7 Unique Places to Visit in Spain: Off the Beaten Path Travel Ideas

Unique Places to Visit in Spain

Alright, my fearless adventurers, get ready to dive into the magnificent world of Spain! This place is not just your run-of-the-mill tourist destination with the usual suspects, oh no. Spain is a hidden treasure chest filled with lesser-known gems just waiting to be uncovered. So, put on your explorer hats and get ready to venture off the beaten path as we reveal some of the most unique and captivating places to visit in this extraordinary country.

There are lots of beautiful and Unique Places to Visit in Spain. Because Spain is one of the most attractive and beautiful countries in the world. With this guideline, you’ll know about how to visit unique places in Spain; what you’ll need, which route is the best, and how to get around



C. de Ruiz de Alarcón, 23, 28014 Madrid, España

The Prado Museum was built in 1989 located in Madrid, Spain. It is one of the best and most unique places in Madrid, Spain. and it is the most well-known museum in Madrid and one of the most important art museums in the world. You can find paintings from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Among his paintings, he has masterpieces by painters such as Velázquez, El Greco, Rubens, El Bosco, or Goya.

The following transit lines have routes that pass near Prado Museum:

Bus: 001, 10 , 14, 27 , 34, 45 , E1 

Train: C10, C2, C4A, C5

Subway: M-1, M-2

Points in the city to get to the Prado Museum:

  • From Plaza de Cibeles if you take the Paseo del Prado boulevard you will arrive in just 8 minutes.
  • From Puerta de Alcalá, located in Plaza Independencia, it is an 11-minute walk to the museum.
  • From the Círculo de Bellas Artes, the museum facilities are a 10-minute walk away.
  • From the Royal Palace of Madrid, a 25-minute walk through the center will take you to the museum.

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How to get to the Prado Museum by subway?

I will show you two possibilities to get to the Prado Museum by subway:

On the one hand, you can go by subway to Atocha- Estación del Arte. This stop is on line 1 of the metro. You can take it from many points in the city to get as close as possible to the Prado Museum.

Once you get off at Atocha-Estación del Arte, you can go to the Museum on foot, this will only take 7 minutes. But you can also get there by bus number 37, and it will take you to the stop in front of the Prado Museum. On the other hand, you can also get there via the Banco de España subway stop. This stop is on line 2 of the metro

You can also walk from the Banco de España subway, which can take you 10 minutes. If you prefer to use a bus to get from the subway to the museum, you can take number 27. The price of the subway journey will depend on the area from which you come, but it will cost you between €1.50 and €1.90. To this, you must add that if you take a bus, the ticket will cost you €1.50.



Pl. de la Independencia, s/n, 28001 Madrid, España.

Without a doubt, you should visit this unique and beautiful place on your Madrid tour, one of its advantages is that it is located in the very center of Madrid. You will have a lot of tourist places a few steps away.

The Puerta de Alcalá is today one of the emblematic monuments of the city, it was inaugurated in 1778, as the commemoration of the entry of Carlos III in Madrid as King of Spain, and this is the work of the Italian architect Francisco Sabatini, who also worked at the Royal Palace.


Train: C4A ,C4B

Subway: M-1, M-3, M-5

Bus: 133, 146, 148, 2

The bus fare to Puerta de Alcalá costs approximately €1.30 –


The Metro fare to Puerta de Alcalá costs approximately €1.50 –


What is the closest metro station to Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid?

Santo Domingo station is the closest to Puerta de Alcalá.


basilica Family


I also present to you this unique place, “Basilica of the Holy Family.” This beautiful, Unique Place to Visit in Spain in Barcelona stands out for its impressive decorated towers and straight and curved lines. Unlike the opaque and dark tones of its façade, the interior of the Basilica of the Holy Family overflows with light and clarity.

 The interior of this temple is decorated with the heads of angels, and in the middle of the altar, on a throne in heaven, Jesus hung on the cross. The throne of heaven is decorated with vines and grapes.

It already has more than 135 years of construction and is expected to be completed by 2026. the Holy Family will have 18 towers dedicated to Jesus, Mary, the evangelists, and the apostles, and three facades dedicated to the three central moments of Jesus’ life: birth, passion, and glory. Really you’ll fancy it if you visit this unique place in Spain.

basilica holy family

Direction To The Basilica Of The Holy Family:

By public transport:

Subway: L2, L5.

Train: R1, R2N, R4, R7, S2. Bus: 33, 34, B24, D50, H10

Subway stations near the Basilica.

  • Sagrada Familia -2 min walk Verdague-10 min walk
  • The Subway fare to the Basilica of the holy family costs approximately €2.40

How to get to the Sagrada Familia from Plaza de Catalunya?

A very simple way to get there is to walk down Calle Pelayo to Plaza Universidad, which is only 10 minutes from Plaza de Catalunya, and there take the L2 metro line that leaves you in front of the temple.




If you are looking for Unique Places to Visit in Spain, you should definitely visit The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba! The Mezquita is located in Córdoba, in the Spanish region of Andalusia. It is in the city, which will help you plan your visit perfectly. It is the most important monument in the whole of the Islamic West and one of the most amazing in the world. It consists of the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles of Christian construction. 

The interior space is arranged on a concert of columns and bicolor arches of significant chromatic effect.

Mosque-Cathedral Córdoba


General: € 11

Reduced: € 9 People over 65, students aged 15 to 26, and holders of the Carnet Joven

Reduced: 6 € Children from 10 to 14 years, disabled up to 64%, and  large  family members (adults)

Reduced: 4 € Large family members (children from 10 to 14 years old)

Free: Born and/or residents in the diocese of Córdoba, under 10 years, holders of the card “Andalucía Junta 65” and disabled of more than 64% with a companion

How to get to the Mosque of the Cathedral of Córdoba?

Tip: The Puerta del Puente is the closest landmark to the Mosque of Cordoba.

Bus Service

Bus: Lines: 3 and 12

Nearest stop: Puerta del Puente the ticket will cost you €1.50.

Taking a bus is the best way to get there if you are in the city. The Puerta del Puente is the closest bus stop, located a few minutes from the Cordova Mosque.

By train: Nearest train station: Cordoba train station is Located about 5 minutes from the Córdoba train station.



During your visit to Madrid, you can find the Alhambra in Granada, it has numerous towers, and its function was strategic and military, an ideal position to observe the enemy from a distance.

Among the towers stand out: Torre de la Vela, Damas, Mihrab, Rauda, Cadí, Cautiva, Picos, Carrera, Agua, Alhambra Alta

There are four spaces that can be visited: Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, Partal and Generalife.



Adults: €14.85

Young People: (with young card) €9.54 

Disabled: 8.48€

Children: 12 – 15 (With Accreditation) €8.48 

Children: Under 12 (With Accreditation) €0

How to get by bus to Alhambra?

There is no direct bus to the Alhambra but at the Bus Station take line 33 and get off at the Cathedral, cross the street to the Columbus monument (Plaza Isabel Católica) and take line 30 or 32 to the Alhambra. this will take you 30 min approx. so if you want to make your heart cool, you should definitely visit this unique and holy place.


Travel neighborhood

Visiting unique places in Madrid is discovering a city full of secrets. One of those areas is the barrio de las letters in Madrid, a group of streets that you should definitely visit.


The neighborhood of letters is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Currently the place consists of I’ve flamenco performances in the tablao restaurant theaters. In the Plaza de Santa Ana there are cafes and lounges with beautiful open terraces, while in the streets there are trendy boutiques and bistros. 

city of Madrid

How to get to the neighborhood of letters Madrid?

Bus: 133, 15, 18, 32, 52, 6.

Train: C4A, C4B. 

Subway: M-1, M-2, M-3

 The city of Madrid. This has existed Metro Stations near Barrio De Las Letras in Madrid for more than five centuries and important figures such as Góngora, Quevedo, Cervantes, Calderón de la Barca, Lope de Vega, Jacinto Benavente, José de Echegaray have

 Station Name and Distance:

Seville 5 min on foot SEE.

Antón Martín 7 min on foot SEE Sun 7 min walk




Seville Cathedral is one of the most surprising late medieval monuments in all of Spain. Since the conquest of Seville in 1248, the old Almohad mosque was used as a cathedral.

Seville Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. 

The gothic style can vary depending on the location, age, and type of building, it is characterized by: large stained glass windows, pointed arches, ribbed vaults, flying buttresses, and ornamental decoration.

sevilla cathedral internal

Undoubtedly the Cathedral of Seville is impressive in it is image of the Virgen de Los Reyes, the patron saint of the city. In addition, the remains of numerous monarchs rest there. Fernando III, his wife Beatriz de Suabia, Alfonso X El Sabio or Pedro I El Cruel, among them. Inside the Cathedral, you can also see the tomb of Christopher Columbus.

How To Get To The Sevilla Catedral?

Bus lines: 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 40, 41 and 42, getting off at the Archivo de Indias stop. Address: Plaza de la Virgen de Los Reyes.

Subway: Line 1, Puerta de Jerez station.

Car: Access by A66 north, A92 south, A49 west, and A4 east.


We hope this guide will help you before going to visit unique places in Spain. So, Don’t forget to visit my “Travel Shop” as the items I have highlighted will help make your travel much easier. Also, don’t forget to Travel Till You Drop! 

Do you know of other hidden gems in Spain that deserve recognition? We’d love to hear about them! Share your own recommendations for unique places to visit, and together, we can create a comprehensive resource for travelers.

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