Top 15 Travel Blogs for Spain

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Planning a trip to Spain? Travel blogs can help you make it an adventure you'll never forget. Discover the best hotels and restaurants in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and other magical cities. Find hidden gems to visit in Mallorca, Andalucia, Catalonia and the Basque Country. Learn travel hacks and avoid tourist traps with our list of the best travel blogs for Spain.

With endless cultural festivals, world-class beaches, and renowned nightlife, Spain is impressive 365 days a year. According to Expatica, Spain has 47 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This makes Spain the 3rd ranked country in the world, with pre-historic rock art, historic cities and buildings, bridges, national parks and landscapes. From Madrid to Barcelona to Girona to Bilbao, it’s such a vibrant country. Whether you hit the slopes of the Sierra Nevada, wander the vineyards of Rioja, or worship the sun in the Canary Islands, Spain is guaranteed to impress you any day of the week.

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Originally from Nottingham, Molly has been living in Spain for 18 years and is a fluent Spanish speaker. Based in Granada, she loves historic places and Spanish food. She blogs about the city of Granada and the surroundings and shares travel tips. This blog is useful for travel information about Granada city and province.

Family Life in Spain

Lisa is a British relocation consultant that moved to Mijas (Andalusia) with her family. In her blog, she shares their Spanish life and experience and helps people stay updated with Spanish procedures. This blog is good for finding expert advice on best practices for relocating to Spain as a family.

Spain for Pleasure

Spain for Pleasures' tagline is “The adventures, misadventures and quiet musing of a guiri in Spain”. Blogger Josh is an English teacher and freelancer writer who has lived in Granada since 2010. He offers advice on everything from adrenaline-pumping activities to try in Spain to general Spanish-learning tips, plus dedicated sections for several other cities.

Sunshine and Siestas

After moving to Spain to teach English, blogger Cat started Sunshine and Siestas to document her experiences living the expat life in Seville, teaching English abroad, and much more. Not only does she write fun posts about things like the best Spanish cuisine and tapas, she also runs co-runs the Como Consulting Bureau, a website dedicated to helping aspiring expats “get around Spanish red tape” and make their dreams a reality!

Driftwood Journal

Ben Holbrook is a British travel writer & photographer living in Spain – exploring the world responsibly in search of meaningful experiences, local traditions, culture and gastronomy. Insider tips on Barcelona's best restaurants, bars, hotels, beaches, activities, attractions and more. From tapas bar hopping in Madrid to beach bronzing in Barcelona, this is your ultimate inside guide to the very best of Spain.

Latitude 41

Blogger Justine has lived in Spain since 2008, and shares gorgeous photography, personal stories, and travel tips for all things Barcelona and beyond. Her blog is an awesome insider look into the culture and traditions of the area, and she writes in a way that is particularly inspiring.

Spanish Sabores

Spanish Sabores  is an acclaimed food and travel blog edited by Lauren Aloise. Discover authentic Spanish recipes, travel tips for foodies, and behind-the-scenes of starting a tourism business in Spain. They are also offering food tours in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, San Sebastian, Paris and Rome.

Scribbler in Seville

Fiona is a journalist and content producer based in Seville. She blogs about all things Seville and expat life, covering Spanish trips, food, family life, Spanish culture and everything in between.

Barcelona Blonde

Jessica is originally from English, but grew up in California and lives in Barcelona. Her love for the Caralan capital is well captured in her blog, where she shares the best bits of the city and beyond.

New Life in Spain

This blog focuses on travel around Spain. The author is based in Las Palmas and the blog has lots of pictures and tidbits of advice from around the country. The blog also has lots of great cultural observations, such as a recent post detailing how German tourists' insistence on baring all in the spa earns the disapproval of the locals.

Notes in Spanish

Ben and Marina are an Anglo-Spanish couple based in Madrid. They created Notes in Spanish to help others learn the real Spanish, the one you don't learn in a classroom. In their blog, you will find articles and podcasts about the Spanish language at different levels.

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