Looking for some recommendations on where to go and travel tips to build your trip to Spain this autumn? From food festivals to watching the leaves change colour, we explore the most unique places to visit in Spain this fall.
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In Asturias, you will witness some of the most spectacular autumn scenery in Spain. From dramatic landscapes of rocky mountains to cows grazing in green highland pastures on lake shores, you can explore the biosphere reserve of Somiedo, the bear country, or the famous natural reserve, the Picos de Europa. Whichever you choose, you will be amazed by the region’s wild scenery.
At this time of the year, it’s jazz time in Barcelona! The Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival, one of the most important jazz festivals of its kind in the world, takes place every year in October. Throughout the entire month, the city is filled with jazz concerts and performances of all kinds. This time of year can bring some rainy days and morning fog from the sea, but the queues at iconic attractions such as the Sagrada Família are finally manageable. If you are a music fan, this is the right time to visit Barcelona!
Gorbea Natural Park
The enigmatic forests of Gorbea Natural Park are well-worth seeing, especially in autumn. The park features waterfalls, hiking trails, lush vegetation, diverse fauna and beautiful landscapes. Walking through mossy trees painted in bright ocher, red and yellow colours will for sure be one of the highlights of your trip to Spain.
Are you a warm weather kind of person? Do you prefer sun, sea and sand no matter what? Well, Spain has something for everyone. Let’s leave the mainland, and head to the island of Gran Canaria. In Gran Canaria, the sun extends its luminous reign while the rest of Europe starts to suffer its first cold snaps in autumn. You will get to sunbathe on its endless beaches and enjoy a warm dips in the sea. If that’s not enough, the Canary Islands have some of the best sunsets and sunrises in the peninsular. Each day says hello and then bids farewell with a festival of yellow, red, orange, and violet light.
The National Park of Aigüestortes and the lake of Sant Maurici
There is water everywhere in the National Park of Aigüestortes. No, not sea, we are talking about more than 200 mountain lakes! This park offers majestic landscapes and a highly varied flora and fauna. Visitors stand a good chance of spotting some of the abundant wildlife, too, such as the legendary bearded vulture, capercaillie, wild goat, the Pyrenean chamois, or the small antelope. The park is absolutely wonderful for hiking, from easy family strolls to multi-day treks deep into the mountains.