A map of Spain is essential. Every time that I plan a trip one of the first things I do is to look for a map. I like to locate sights, monuments, bars and restaurants and even my accommodation (or potential one if I haven’t made up my mind yet).
I find that it’s very important to get a glimpse of possible travel itineraries, know a bit more about distances (especially if it’s a big country).
Therefore, long before catching the plane I spend some time researching, downloading and drawing lots of maps. It helps me to maximize my trip and have a better knowledge of the place I intend to visit.
Moreover, once I’m on the road I consider that a map is vital. Unless I have a friend or relative that will be my guide, I always carry a map in my smartphone.
In the case of Spain, you’ll realize very soon that in most cities the center is pretty much a labyrinth, especially the older ones. And despite the numerous tourist offices and the fact that people are kind enough to provide directions, it’s definitely easier to have a map of each city with you.
Here you’ll find a complete list of maps. I have created some of them with the help of Google Maps; they show the location of key points of interest and are ready for printing. But I have also included additional maps, either online or in PDF format.
(You’ll need Adobe Acrobat to view and print the PDF files. If you don’t have this software you can get it here for free. Just download it and follow the instructions to install it.)
It’s handy to have good Spain maps of all sort before you depart on your trip, but if you don’t, no worries. You’ll find lots of good maps readily available below.
You’ll need a city map, but which one is best? I’ve used a ton of different city maps, map books, and guide books in my many visits to the all of these cities, so I’m in a good position to give you advice about the best of them — including ones for people (like me) who need to know everything.
Apart, from the ones included for each destination, you can always go to the local tourist office and get a paper map. They are not so practical, but they are free and will always do the trick!
Here is a list of Spain’s main travel destinations: