How about feeding your travel bug straight from home? – Check out these Spain virtual tours and let´s keep exploring the Iberian Peninsula.
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Spain from home
No matter whether you are in the middle of planning a new trip to Spain or simply daydreaming of visiting one day – modern technological advances allow one to get the first glimpse of a new country while sipping a morning coffee on the way to work. Visualizing your favorite destinations these days is easier than ever – you can keep feeding your Spain wanderlust at any time.
If Spain is one of your favorite destinations (like it was for me, before turning into an expat) – you will be happy to find out that there are many ways to keep your relationship with this country alive from a distance. You can start improving your Spanish, get new coffee table books, follow inspiring Spanish travel blogs … or even read popular contemporary novels, Spain travel quotes, and binge-watching Spanish TV shows, as Spaniards do. Even listening to the Spanish music (no matter whether it´s romantic songs or vintage records) is a joy of its kind.
Not only are all of the mentioned activities extremely wanderlust-fueling, but they are essential for gaining unique cultural insights and learning more about Spanish habits.
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Best Spain Virtual Tours
Where to find Spain Virtual Tours
This post with give you a chance to get a glimpse of some of the top Spanish landmarks. Even though these days you still can not see everything online (like any other country Spain is full of local hidden gems and secret museums) – yet exploring some of the most iconic sights online is the second best thing.
If you plan to explore Spain with kids – enjoying a few Spain virtual tours together might be helpful for keeping the little ones inspired as well. Sometimes it´s better to show them the plan, rather than try to explain it.
One of the first virtual hubs for art lovers is Google Art & Culture, Spain is no exception – check the collections here and don´t miss the Discover Spain section. Another international virtual travel tool is Google Earth for Spain.
Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports
The Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports has a few museum tours available online like the Museum of the Americas, El Greco Museum, and Cervantes House Museum, one of the top Spanish house museums. Although finding things on their YouTube channel is honestly a bit confusing.
Spain Virtual Tours for Different Regions
Let´s open this list of Spain virtual tours with the most visited city of Barcelona. Even though I got a lot of arguments on preferring Madrid over Barcelona, I am completely aware of the fact that Barcelona is an awesome city and its charm is pretty undeniable.
Barcelona City Council L´Ajuntament de Barcelona provides virtual tours of its own.
At the same time, football fans must check Camp Nou – the headquarters of Barcelona FC.
Lots of top museums in Madrid are available online – Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Museo Nacional Thyssen-, Retiro Park, Sabatini Gardens, Almudena Cathedral, Royal Botanical Garden. Also, to explore the Spanish capital online don´t miss Living Madrid.
When it comes to Seville, one of my favorite places in Spain, you simply can´t miss the Alcázar of Seville, The Cathedral of Seville, and Sevilla en 360 (including La Catedral de Sevilla and Museo y Basílica de la Hermandad de la Macarena).
Moreover, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Granada´s Alhambra, offers an interactive map online.
Except for its stunning cultural heritage, Andalusia is full of Spanish natural wonders including Parque Natural Cabo de Gata-Níjar, Parque Natural Sierra de Baza, Parque Natural Sierra Mágina, Reserva Natural Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, Parque Natural Sierra de Cardeña y Montoro, Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz, Parque Natural Sierra Norte.
While being based in the Region of Valencia, this Spanish autonomous community is the one I explore on a daily basis.
Extremadura is one of the lesser-known regions in Spain. Nevertheless, you might already know that my recent Extremadura road trip was full of experiences that made it to the list of 2022 Spanish favorites. So, this autonomous community might end up surprising you as well.
Extremadura Virtual is a great web to explore most of the unique landmarks in the region, including Caceres, Dolmen de Lacara, and the stunning natural landscapes of Valle del Jerte (known for some of the most beautiful flower blossoms in Spain).
Aragon is one of my favorite areas to find hidden gems for my Undiscovered Spain blog series. The region includes the provinces of Huesca, Teruel, and Zaragoza: but the part that I can never get enough of is the Spanish Pyrenees of Aragon.
While Cantabria is a must-stop on every Northern Spain Itinerary and is full of adventurous family activities, as well as stunning beaches, a separate trip to this region is still in the plans for my family.
The main city of the Cantabria region, Santander, can be checked online via Santander virtual tour. A few local landmarks also offer virtual experiences – Palacio de la Magdalena, Botin Centre, Museo de Prehistoria, and Museo Etnográfico de Cantabria.
Moreover, via the web centros.culturadecantabria.com you can enjoy some unique Spain virtual tours: Palacio de Sobrellano y Capilla Panteón, Juilóbriga y Museo Domus, Centro de Interpretación del Románico, Torre del Infantado.
The famous Way of Saint James (or Camino de Santiago in Spanish) also goes through Cantabria. The local government of Cantabria offers virtual insights into some of its most interesting places – Camino de Santiago por el Norte.
Spain’s virtual tours make the impossible possible in the case of the famous Altamira Caves. You might know that since 2001 visitors can enjoy the replica of the cave, and only a small number of people is allowed inside the original caves every year (there´s a 3-year waiting list to visit). But you might consider exploring the original cave on a virtual tour.
The Canary Islands
While I find the Canary Islands extremely inspiring visually and love their mysterious legend of the 9th secret island, so far I have only managed to visit Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura. So, it was great to explore a bit of La Palma and La Gomera at least online.
What about you? Do you check up on new places virtually, before setting off for a new adventure?
- Accommodation: For short stays, I usually book via Agoda, Booking, and Hotellook
- Tours&excursions: My favorites for guided tours are GetYourGuide and Viator
- City breaks&sightseeing: Go City helps to avoid multiple entry fees and paper tickets
- Travel Insurance: find the best trip insurance plans via VisitorsCoverage, EKTA, and Insubuy
- Flights: To find the best deals I like WayAway and Aviasales
- Airport Lounge: Get independent airport lounge access worldwide via Priority Pass
- Train&bus tickets: Currently, I book via RailEurope, Omio, and Busbud
- Car rental: To find the best deals I use Rental Cars, Discover Cars, and GetRentalCar
- Transfers: For individual transfer services I like Kiwitaxi
- For Foodies: Eatwith is great for finding culinary experiences with locals
- Cruise Reviews: To find the best cruise offer I check out Cruise Critic
- Suitcases&Luggage: To eliminate problems of early arrivals/late departures I find helpful Radical Storage
- Compensation for delayed/canceled flights: AirHelp is useful for all flight cancellation or delay claims
- To avoid roaming fees I use Airalo eSIMs around the world
- Budget-friendly stays: Check Hostelworld to find the best deals around the world
- Events: To find the best offers I use Ticketmaster and TicketNetwork
- Renting Bikes: to find motorcycles, scooters, quads, and bicycles I use BikesBooking
- Package Tours: head to CheapOair, Expedia UK, Tourhub, and loveholidays
- For Bloggers: To monetize my blog I use Travelpayouts