Autumn getaways: the most attractive change of season
The change of season is catching up with us, and there’s a noticeable increase in travellers interested in delaying their holidays to the month of September. The possibility to avoid urban agglomerations characteristic of the summer season, and to enjoy lower temperatures is one of the main appeals of autumn. A romantic escapade with your partner, a family trip, or a few days off with your friends will positively contribute to returning home ready to give your full potential.
Spain has a wide range of incredible places to visit where you can enjoy September at the fullest. In this manner, different areas of Andalusia are very tempting choices offering the perfect combination of nature, culture, and leisure at the best prices.
Granada, an attractive destination that makes for the most perfect holidays in September
Set your course to south of Spain and enjoy the best comfort in a cheap hotel in Granada. You wouldn’t want to miss this great opportunity. This city offers the ideal settings full of history, due to its architectural heritage which doesn’t leave anyone indifferent to its beauty. Additionally, Granada has a spectacular green space, namely Sierra Nevada.
The atmosphere of the streets, with an infinite variety of flamenco performances and a diverse cuisine, tapas are being the most demanded. If you need yet more reasons for paying a visit to this magical city, make sure you see internationally cherished monuments such as the Alhambra Palace, or the neighbourhood of Albayzín.
Cultural tourism or an adventure through the most beautiful landscapes of Girona
If activity in the fresh air and direct contact with nature is what you’re looking for, you will certainly enjoy spending a few days of holidays in September, especially if you choose a destination like Girona. This Catalan region has highly valued natural areas, ideal for practising water sports or hiking, especially in the refreshing temperatures during months of autumn.
Dreamlike coves such as Aiguafreda or Cap Roig, together with sea towns like Roses, Cadaqués or Figueres are especially tempting for travellers. The latter one counts with the added appeal of being able to get acquainted with the life and work of a most renowned and particular artist, namely Salvador Dalí, if you visit his museum.
Albacete is another of the key places of Spain, a genuine treasure if you’re looking to completely disconnect from your usual surroundings. Albacete is not considered to be one of the most popular destinations. However, it is a city with a special charm, with the Cutlery Museum, or its imposing cathedral built in the sixteenth century being some of its primary attractions, earning the city a spot on the list of the most interesting autumn getaways.
Valencia, Barcelona, or Madrid: the ideal getaway for city dwellers
In Spain you will find there are destinations for all tastes and preferences, including city dwellers. Discover the magical cities of Catalonia, making a few stops at some of its most cosmopolitan cities, staying in a cheap hotel in Barcelona, which allows you to enjoy some unforgettable September holidays without spending a fortune. Visit spectacular monuments such as Sagrada Familia, the famous Ramblas, Park Güell, or areas such as the Gothic neighbourhood, or surroundings of Montjuic.
Madrid is another city with a great cultural offer, having museums like El Prado or Thyssen, interesting theatre and musical performances, the hustle and bustle of its streets, a varied offer in shops and restaurants, or green spaces such as Park El Retiro where you can enjoy getting in contact with nature.
Last, but not least, Valencia has recently become the centre of the most avant-garde architecture in Spain. The City of Arts and Sciences complex is the ideal place to visit when travelling with family. In the Oceanogràfic aquarium you will find over 45,000 different examples of animals such as penguins, sea horses, turtles or dolphins.
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