A Gap Year in Spain

Why go backpacking in Spain?

Backpacking in Spain is a must on any Europe gap year. Its Mediterranean location means it’s frequently a sun-drenched paradise, complete with stunning beaches and the sparkling blue waters of the Bay of Biscay.

There’s also the snowy-topped peaks of the mountainous north, the marshland and dunes of Doñana National Park to the south and, of course, the famous plains (where it doesn’t rain as much as you might have been led to believe).

It’s also home to some of Europe’s most loved cities, including Barcelona and Madrid, making it a top InterRail destination.

Things to do in Spain

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Be an Au Pair in Spain

90 - 365 days

Spain

Make new friends, learn a new language, discover a new culture. Become an au pair in Spain. Find your host...

Teach English in Spain

from £760

240 - 270 days

Spain

Apply for our inspiring and rewarding opportunities to teach English in Spain. Get paid, teach, and live in Spain. Including...

Combined TEFL Course Barcelona

from £1

10 days

Spain

Join our 10-day combined TEFL course in Barcelona and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

In-Class TEFL Course in Malaga

from £1

20 days

Spain

Join our 4-week TEFL in-class course in Malaga and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

In-Class TEFL Course in Seville

from £1

20 days

Spain

Join our 4-week TEFL in-class course in Seville and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

In-Class TEFL Course in Granada

from £1

20 days

Spain

Join our 4-week TEFL in-class course in Granada and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

In-Class TEFL Course in Barcelona

from £1

20 days

Spain

Join our 4-week TEFL in-class course in Barcelona and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

Intern in PR & Marketing in Barcelona

from £3

42 - 180 days

Spain

Launch your career in one of Europe’s leading cities. Learn from experienced PR & Marketing professionals while exploring a brand...

Intern in Journalism in Barcelona

from £3

42 - 180 days

Spain

Get ahead in the competitive world of journalism and media by pursuing an internship in Barcelona. Launch your career while...

All-Inclusive Ibiza Beach Camp

from £120

2 days

Spain

Join us this summer at their beautiful beach camp in the paradise known as Ibiza!

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What to see in Spain

Spain is also home to more World Heritage Cities than any other country in the world, including the walled castle city of Ávila, the cultural melting pot of Toledo, and the medieval streets of Cordoba. That’s not to mention Barcelona, with its surreal Gaudí architecture, vibrant nightlife, and countless restaurants, and Madrid with its museums, green spaces (Casa de Campo park is five times bigger than New York City’s Central Park) and, at the right time of year, skiing in the nearby mountains.

You can spend part of your gap year in Spain before heading on to Portugal, France, or even Africa, or dedicate a whole month to discovering its wonders. However long you spend here, you’re guaranteed to want to come back.

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