Spain is a symbol of historical tourism in Europe. There are 46 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the land of Sangria! The ancestors of what constitutes Spain today include Greeks, Romans, Berber tribes from Morocco, Arabs from the Middle East and many others. The key to this mix of people, culture and ever changing empires is geographical. Facing both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean while being very close to Africa, Spain is also a summer vacation spot with world-famous beaches.
Spain has a variety of options for tourists who enjoy learning about history. While visiting this major destination in Europe, one can choose from the modern architecture of Barcelona to the classics like Madrid, Seville and Granada. Millions of backpackers and hikers visit Santiago de Compostela every year looking for a new perspective of life and themselves. Alicante and Salamanca offer a historic experience too, both dating back to the Celtic era and being home to awesome sandstone architecture. The ancient ruins of Tarragona have endured by the Mediterranean sea since the Roman empire. Go to Valencia and Palma de Mallorca to enjoy days by the beach.
Worldpackers can help you can enjoy Spain’s great potential for tourism. You can make a profile and explore our host list for free. From Arona to Zaragoza you will surely find a hostel, camp or guest house to call home for a few weeks or months. The kind of work you could do includes bartending, cleaning, teaching yoga, helping with reception and much more.