Spain and I go way back. How far? To 1992, the magical year that Spain hosted both the Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the World Expo in Sevilla. Before I even knew about the Camino de Santiago, I was in love with Spain.
That first trip in ’92 was with three girlfriends after college. We did the “Grand Tour” of Europe on a shoestring budget, complete with backpacks, Eurail passes and a Let’s Go Europe guidebook. We were unstoppable! Subsequent trips were in 2007 and 2013 with my husband; and in 2011 and 2014, my mom and I toured Spain for our annual mother-daughter trip. Do you see a trend here? Walking the Camino gives me an excuse to visit my favorite country in Europe! Without further ado, below is a list of my favorite places from these five different trips.
- Santiago de Compostela
- Rías Baixas
- Santo Domingo de la Calzada
- San Sebastián
- Ibiza & Formentera
The list of places in Spain I would love to visit grows each day as I learn more about the different Camino routes. I look forward to exploring more of Spain over the next few years.
What are your favorite places in Spain? Dígame in the comments below.