As the days begin rolling into April, Europe starts bursting into all colors of the rainbow. Spain is no exception here. Nature literally reawakens across the whole country in the form of gorgeous blooms. Let´s embrace this ultimate spring vibe together – check where you can find the prettiest flowers in Spain.
Whether you dream of discovering new instagrammable spots in Spain, want to walk with nature, or simply enjoy seeing flowers all over – this post will reveal to you a few blossoming locations that can´t be missed on your Spain Travel Bucket list.
Many scientific studies suggest that getting out into a natural setting always helps to improve our mood. Nature is one of the best kinds of therapy and it is absolutely free and available for everyone. If you’ve been feeling off or burnt out lately, there’s no better way to recharge than breathing in the spring smell of the fresh blossoms. It´s time to set ourselves into the new-beginnings-kind-of-mood, isn´t it?
While most people begin with the New Year´s resolutions in January, the Spring season often feels like a better match for starting over. Let´s embrace the spring vibe together and enjoy the colorful pictures of the gorgeous blooms. We all need a little added inspiration these days!
Also read: The Most Colorful Villages in Spain
After 10 years of extensive travels across Spain, I´ve put together a list of the most beautiful flower fields and blooms to experience a little splash of colors. While most of these represent spring, note that lavender and sunflowers have their peak-season in summer. Nevertheless, I just couldn´t ignore them on the list of Spanish flower settings.
So where can you find the prettiest flowers in Spain?
Flowers in Spain: The Prettiest Flower Settings
1. Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms are the most popular spring symbols across the globe. From late March till early April you cand enjoy them at the Valle del Jerte area in Caceres, the Province of Extremadura. There´s even a cherry blossom festival called “Fiesta del Cerezo en Flor” where you can experience local gastronomy, thematic events, and epic views of 1.5 million cherry trees in the peak of their beauty.
If you decide to undergo a drive through the cherry blossoms of Valle del Jerte, your main stops should be the villages of Valdastillas, Piornal, Barrado, Cabrero, Casas del Castañar, El Torno and Rebollar. The route is only 50 kilometers long, but it´s definitely worth experiencing at least once.
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Alternatively, you can find cherry tree plantations in Torres (Jaen, Andalusia) and La Salzadella (Castellon, Valencian Community). The last one also houses a fair called “Feria de La Cereza Arte y Tradicion“, where you can find local artisan products, recently- picked cherries and taste special Cherry Menu ( like the one I´ve shared on my Hazelnut Gastronomic Weeks post, but with cherries being the star-ingredient).
The cherry fair of Salzadella is absolutely unknown internationally, although it attracts a lot of Spanish visitors from the Valencia Province. If you decide to go – make sure to visit earlier in the morning to find a parking spot (you´ll be leaving your car in the nearby fields, as the village will be blocked). The official website of Sazadella town usually announces the program of the Fair with all the events, shows, and restaurants with Cherry Menu. Unfortunately, their website is only in Spanish and Valencian.
If you like pink blossoms don´t miss Peach trees of Cieza in Murcia (around March).
2. Yellow Rapeseed Fields
You might have seen those epic yellow rapeseed fields across Europe. Germany, France, Italy, England – everything is covered with this magical yellow blanket from April till May. In my case, this picture was taken during my trip to Ibiza in April.
In Spain, yellow rapeseed fields are also typical within the rural landscapes of Castile-Leon, Catalonia, and the Valencian Community.
3. Poppy Fields
While talking about flowers in Spain we cannot forget poppies. You will find them from April till May near Toledo and along the Don Quijote Route in the Castile-La Mancha province. A beautiful location to enjoy the poppy fields is the small Spanish town of Montalban. Besides relishing the prettiest orange-red flowers in Spain, you can also spot an ancient fortress from the times of the Spanish Reconquista on the backdrop.
4. Sunflower fields
The most sun-kissed flowers in Spain are definitely the sunflowers. One of the popular locations to get a glimpse of the endless sunflower fields is La Bureba in Burgos. After you visit the Burgos Cathedral, one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Spain, you can enjoy a drive from Briviesca to Poza de la Sal in search of the sunflower fields.
Aditionally, the vast majority of sunflowers in Spain can be found in Castille-La Manca and Andalusia (for ex. Antequera or Carmona), in the summer months of June and July.
5. Almond Trees in blossom
If you love Spanish food, you might have realized that almonds often form part of many local dishes. No wonder you can find plenty of almond trees across the whole country. Spain is the second-largest producer of almonds in the whole world. Therefore, you have lots of epic locations to welcome spring, surrounded by the almond blossoms.
If you want to enjoy the almond blossoms without a drive to the countryside – check Quinta de los Molinos Park in Madrid (normally mid to late February).
If you plan to visit the Canary Islands, don´t miss “Fiesta del Almendro en Flor” in Tejada near Las Palmas (from the end of January to the beginning of February).
6. Lavender fields
Lavender was one of the most unexpected flowers in Spain for me. Despite a popular cliche, lavender fields are no longer an exclusive attribute of the French region of Provence. There are quite a few locations to enjoy a marvelous lavender smell in Spain around July: Brihuega (Guadalajara), El Bierzo (Castille-Leon), Ossa de Montiel (Albacete) and Moratalla (Murcia).
For more details and locations check this post.
7. Wildflower fields
In case you’re still dreaming of the colorful flowers in Spain, but missed the cherry blossoms or the sunflowers due to their seasonability, google the nearest hike in the Spanish countryside (Spring-Summer-early Autumn) and enjoy some wild flowers along the way.
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These gorgeous blooms were spotted during my Millenary Olive Trees hike.