The lights of the night bring magic to the streets and monuments of the city, as do its people and its nostalgic nooks and crannies. We visit 20 Spanish cities that will hypnotize you in the light of the moon.
Girona: the city of colors
Undoubtedly the most beautiful picture of Gerona when it gets dark is that of its colorful buildings reflected in the river. Taking a walk along the riverbank is a joy. Another good plan is to enjoy a good vermouth in one of the terraces of the Plaza de la Independència and the Plaza de Sant Feliu.
Palma de Mallorca: where the cathedral shines more than ever
The Cathedral of Santa María de Palma de Mallorca shines more than ever when night falls. Erected at the top, it seems to be waking, observing how the boats rest on their docks and the city little by little goes falling asleep.
Oviedo: the city at your feet
If you are in Oviedo, get away from the center and enjoy the city from the viewpoint of Mount Naranco. You will have a beautiful panorama of the illuminated city. And not only that. On this hillside, you will find an architectonic jewel: the church of Santa María del Naranco. A curiosity: Woody Allen recorded here part of the movie by Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Cuenca: a charming place
Cuenca is another city that deserves a night visit. It has charming corners, such as its well-known Hanging Houses, an architectural complex that seems to hang from a thread on a cliff and that claims its prominence with all the lights on its wooden balconies.
Málaga: art on all four sides
Malaga, the birthplace of Picasso, wastes art on all four sides. Considered one of the oldest cities in Spain (and Europe), Malaga deserves a good night visit: do not miss a good walk through the port and enjoy the illuminated Alcazaba, which watches over the city from Mount Gibralfaro.
Valencia: has everything to offer you
It does not matter if you like the modern or the old more. Valencia has everything to offer you. You can get lost at night in the historic center and walk in front of the illuminated cathedral; or visit the City of Arts and Sciences, the most avant-garde face of the city turned into an authentic jewel under the stars.
Santiago de Compostela: where the night is eternal
The nights have a special light in the streets of Santiago de Compostela. The light of the moon together with the lighting turn the city into a timeless scene where the historical monuments bring out their most beautiful and nostalgic facet. And for those who seek an environment, the night of Santiago is eternal.
Cáceres: a city with a lot of history
What a pleasure to walk through a city like Cáceres, where each stone tells a piece of history. Its monumental set dates back to medieval times and is one of the best preserved. Take advantage of the cool of the night, to discover a city that transports us directly to the past.
Cádiz: the city of good living
In Cádiz they know how to live well: tapas, carnivals and a good Cadiz cocktails among bars. The most 'rogue' city in the south is also a flat when it gets dark. And you can also enjoy everything at the beach. What more could you want?
Barcelona: the perfect city
Barcelona is perfect. A multicultural, artistic, modern city, with color and always at the forefront. We love the Casa Batlló, the Park Güell and of course, the unfinished Sagrada Familia; as well as getting lost in its mythical neighborhoods, such as Gràcia or the Gothic quarter. Barcelona is wonderful and at night it does not lose a bit of its charm.
Zaragoza: the most romantic night
How beautiful the Pilarica looks with her suit of lights! The view of the Cathedral of Zaragoza next to the river is one of the best postcards of the city. And at night, it's even more beautiful. A perfect stamp for a walk or a romantic date.
Córdoba: you will not want to go to sleep
Córdoba has plenty of reasons to visit her. It is a city that invites you to dream: you just have to get lost in its convoluted streets to realize that you are in a unique place. Do not miss the sunset from the Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir river. Then you do not want to go to sleep.
Seville: a city that hypnotizes
Seville has a special color. And at night even more. The Giralda, the Cathedral, the Triana district, the Plaza España ... everything acquires a mystical air capable of hypnotizing us. The city at night is a wonder and if you know how to live it, you will fall in its spell.
Salamanca: the night is a great party
Salamanca at night is a party. The illuminated city is the meeting point for hundreds of students who come out to have fun. Although you are not wrong, it is also a city to enjoy a quiet night, drinking some wine on a terrace of the Plaza Mayor.
Madrid: the city that never sleeps
If there is a city that is totally transformed when the sun goes down, that is Madrid. And we no longer only say it because of its march and its world-famous festivity, but also because of those corners, squares and nooks that remain in the shadow of great monuments and that offer us a quiet evening under the stars.
Toledo: city of legends and traditions
The legends and traditions of Toledo seem to make more sense when the sun goes down. You can discover it only by walking among its narrow streets; or accompanied, in one of the many night tours that are organized in the city and that discover your most mysterious face.
Granada: unparalleled sunsets
The Alhambra in Granada is one of those places that must be seen before dying. You can visit it during the day if you can stand the heat well, or enjoy it when the sun goes out. From the viewpoint of San Nicolás, in the heart of Albaicín, you will stand face to face with the Alhambra and enjoy a sunset without equal.
Segovia: an authentic jewel at night
Segovia is a jewel that shines more than ever when it gets dark. It imposes its illuminated aqueduct and its Cathedral perfectly defined under the dark night sky. Are you hungry? Do not hesitate, enjoy a good dinner with a suckling pig (or lamb if you prefer), take strength and go out to enjoy the city.
San Sebastian: pintxo a pintxo
San Sebastian in a cluster of sensations 24 hours a day. And the best way to enjoy your night is pintxo a pintxo, from bar to bar and with a good wine. You will forget about the clock and enjoy yourself as a true gourmet.
Bilbao: you'll need to come back again and again
Bilbao is one of those places that you need to return to again and again. It is a city with a lot of art, a lot of tradition and a great dose of modernity; and where tapas in the Casco Viejo is a commandment. Imagine enjoying all of this when night falls.