5 Places You Need To Cross Off Your Bucket List In Spain And Portugal

By Kathleen Watz

Portugal and Spain are two beautiful countries that should be on everyone’s bucket lists. From the picturesque beaches to the lively cities these countries have so much to offer the people that visit. Here are why you should visit these 2 eclectic countries: 

La Rambla

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La Rambla is a lively and famous market in Barcelona. It spans over the length of a long street with only foot traffic. Whether you enjoy trying new foods or experiencing the Spanish culture this place is somewhere that has it all and you wont want to miss it.

La Sagrada Familia

This is a church, in Barcelona, that has been in the making since 1882. Not only does it have beautiful architecture everyone can appreciate but once inside the beautiful colors flow throughout the open space.

The church is a staple of Barcelona and is famously known for being unfinished. It is a great place to pray if you are spiritual but also it is also a place to appreciate the wonderful work of the builders. 

Museo Nacional del Prado

For all the art lovers, let Madrid’s Museo Nacional del Prado take your breath away. Located in central Madrid this museum is said to have one of the world’s best collection of European art.

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The art is dated back from the 12th century. Taking time to appreciate the great artwork of Europe is a must when you are in Madrid.

Algarve Region

Portugal is a beautiful country and the Algarve region is one of the most stunning regions of the country.

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 If you love the outdoors and the beaches and looking at sculpted rocks, this is the place you should adventure too. Between the beautiful beaches and the scenic hikes, in this region, you will never run out of things to do.



This city is located near Lisbon in the Sintra Mountains. This town is picturesque and if you enjoy architecture and palaces, this city is something you would not like to miss.

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This city is located on top of a hill so the views are spectacular. This city used to be a functioning palace and now is open for the public to enjoy the royal life.  

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