The Iberian Peninsula is located in the southwestern corner of Europe and consists of Spain and Portugal. The connection of the peninsula to the rest of Europe is punctuated by the Pyrenees Mountain Range. Spain and Portugal, because of their proximity to Northern Africa have Moorish roots (for approximately 500 years) along with Roman influences (since the region was conquered in the Second Punic War). The two countries have millions of visitors each year who come to see the many cities and towns with their rich histories.
This installment of the top 40 tourist attractions on the Iberian Peninsula includes two popular parks and a Spanish institution.
30. Algarve Coast, Portugal — The southern coast of Portugal is known for its beautiful scenery and its charming towns.
29. Plaza de Toros, Madrid, Spain — The spectacle of the bull fight is one of Spain’s oldest and most beloved cultural events. Whether you are turned off by the idea of killing a magnificent creature in public or not, visitors should at least attempt to witness the ceremony since it is so important to the Spanish ethos.
28. Maria Luisa Park, Seville, Spain — This enclave of sights, near the city center, is a popular retreat for residents and a top draw for tourists. It features several museums and the Plaza de Espana, built for the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929.
27. Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain — Once a Royal hunting ground, the park is now a favorite hang-out for tourists and locals alike. Many activities and pleasant surroundings are offered.
26. Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain — One of the most magical streets in the world occupies the main tourist area of this incredible city. The pedestrian-only thoroughfare is lined with shops and beautiful architecture as it heads from the harbor into the city.