The Atlas Obscura Guide To Spain
596 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Spain
Updated April 6, 2023
- A Coruña
- Alcolea Del Pinar
- Banyeres De Mariola
- El Campello
- El Hierro
- Güejar Sierra
- Jerez De La Frontera
- La Palma
- Manzanares El Real
- Porto Do Son
- Puerto De Mazarrón
- San Lorenzo De El Escorial
- Santiago De Compostela
- Sant Just Desvern
Unusual Attractions in Spain
Cool Places to Eat & Drink in Spain
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Barcelona & Catalonia: A Feast for the Senses
Discover the unique tastes and traditions of Catalonia, explore history and architecture in Barcelona, taste unusual wines of Spain’s smallest wine-growing regions, and enjoy fresh farm-to-table dining.Learn More
Stories About Spain
Did Neanderthals Collect Impressive Animal Skulls?
Researchers found something "very strange" in a Spanish cave.
by Alyssa McMurtry
5 Must-Read Football (or Soccer) Stories
Who needs the World Cup when we have so many con men, trendsetters, superstitions, and architectural rivalries?
by April White
Catalonia's Human Tower Tradition Starts With a Strong Base
Castell-building has been a tradition in the Spanish region for centuries.
by Gemma Tarlach
Spanish Wine, Off the Beaten Path
Atlas Obscura Trip Leader Danny Adler speaks about the wonders of Catalonia’s wine regions and our "Spain: Avant-Garde Winemaking in Catalonia” adventure.
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Southern Spain’s ‘Sea of Plastic’ May Actually Cool the Local Climate
The world’s largest array of greenhouses has transformed the region economically, and in other, unforeseen ways.
by Gemma Tarlach
Southern Spain's Ancient Water Network Sustains Life but Faces an Uncertain Future
"Sowing water" in this mountainous region has been crucial for people, crops, and biodiversity for more than a millennium.
by Kira Walker
Making Prehistoric Cave Art in Spain Was an All-Ages Activity
Children and even infants joined adults in making their marks, say archaeologists.
by Blair Mastbaum
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A Linguistics Lover's Tour of the World
12 places to marvel at the history of human language.
Including The Cairo Genizah , The Museum of the Alphabet , and Boontling Language of Boonville