Is Spain Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

Spain, nestled in Southwestern Europe, is a vibrant country known for its rich history, diverse culture, and enthralling natural beauty. Its landscapes range from the sun-baked Mediterranean beaches to the snow-capped Pyrenees Mountains. Famous for its iconic landmarks like the Alhambra in Granada, Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain is also the birthplace of Flamenco dancing and boasts of traditional bullfighting events. Renowned for its delectable cuisine, it is the homeland of tapas, paella, and an array of world-class wines. The country's allure is further intensified by warm locals, lively fiestas, and the passionate rhythms of Spanish guitar.

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 24 experiences

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Things to do

4.8/5

Safety

4.7/5

Food

4.9/5

Budget-friendly

3.8/5

Solo travel experience

I traveled solo and was great .Food was delicious and accommodation was good and safe. I traveled by train and plane.The weather was sunny.I visited many places and I could spent a lot time oustside..

Posted: February 11, 2024Experienced: November, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Happy

Hong Kong S.A.R.

Solo travel experience

Itinerary Hong Kong -> Gran Garania -> Sevilla -> Granada -> Valencia -> Cuenca -> Madrid -> Dubai -> Hong Kong I felt safe in Spain because I could speak Spanish People are nice I lived in the hostel, so I met many new friends all over the world.

Posted: December 13, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 3/5
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I hiked the Camino Frances route across Spain this summer. It was a 550 miles trail from the French border to the Atlantic Ocean. I absolutely loved it! Every few miles there was an Albergue(cheap hostel) and centuries old village. You can embark the trail alone but never feel alone. If you are ever looking for a walk that is focused on self-reflection and spirituality set to a scenic Spanish country-side backdrop, this is for you.

Posted: November 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Ally (25)

Germany

Solo travel experience

Hey Girls, I did my first solo travel trip in Spain in October! The country was really beautiful and I felt safe at all times! The weather, the people, the architecture and the food was also great! I was first in Malaga and then in Sevilla, Valencia, Barcelona and Madrid! Every City was a blessing♥️🌏 I can highly recommend this country for solo travel, you will never be alone ♥️

Posted: November 2, 2023Experienced: September, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I traveled through Spain and visited Madrid, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Toledo, Cadiz, Valencia and Barcelona. I would say that Barcelona was one of my favorite places, because I really enjoyed the opportunity to explore all of Gaudi's works. Seville was also amazing, I especially liked the Plaza de España there.

Posted: October 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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For many years I travelled alone in Spain - in big cities and small towns, in villages, making solitary hikes and using public transport, I never encountered danger or even an unpleasant situation. Sometimes people approach, but never aggressively, they respect "no". Of course, I always follow common sense rules - I do not wander at night in suspicious places, I do not enter strange alleys etc.

Posted: October 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I travelled alone for the first time to Spain (Malaga, Granada and Madrid). I don't speak Spanish, but I noticed that most people speak English. Having Google Translate with offline translation to Spanish was nice, but I rarely felt it was even necessary. As for safety, I felt that Spain is very safe. I never felt in danger during my travels. Trains and buses in Spain are really cool. In Madrid, I stayed near the Plaza Mayor and felt that the location was perfect. I decided to stay in a hostel because I believe they are more sociable for solo travellers.

Posted: September 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I made my first solo trip last October to Spain. I visited Madrid, Barcelona, and Majorca. Almost everyone spoke English and I felt very safe the whole time for 10 days. I was walking around Madrid alone at 1 in the morning, eating ice cream and frankly, I felt safer doing it alone than I would ever feel in downtown Chicago, where I live, which really says something. I traveled by planes, trains, and taxis/Uber. It was a wonderful experience.

Posted: September 17, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I flew from Berlin to Madrid in search of the cheapest flight, which cost 250 euros, even though it had one layover. I arrived in Palma de Mallorca and had an 8-hour layover, which allowed me to visit the Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca. Then I arrived in Madrid and visited various places, such as Cibeles Square, Crystal Palace, Puerta de Alcalá, Retiro Park and Toledo Bridge. Using the OMIO app, I took a bus from Madrid to Barcelona at night, and the cost of travel there and back cost me 62 euros. I could sleep on the bus and saved two nights of accommodation. In Barcelona, I visited icons such as La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Park Güell, and the Barcelona Cathedral, among many others. Upon returning to Madrid, I finished sightseeing by visiting the Royal Palace in Madrid, Plaza Mayor, Debod Temple, Cibeles Square and other places. One day, I went to Toledo, which is beautiful, and I took the bus from Plaza Elíptica for the journey there and back, which only cost 10 euros. For accommodation, I used Airbnb, finding places in Madrid for 22 euros per night and in Barcelona for 28 euros. These were simple accommodations with the basics and centrally located. To get around both cities, I used a 10-trip card, which cost about 10 to 11 euros. It was a great option, and I downloaded maps to plan my trips, creating circuits with nearby places to see as much as possible.

Posted: September 3, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I made my first solo trip to Andalusia, in Spain. I stayed there for 10 days: 3 days in Seville, 1 day in Cordoba, 3 days in Granada and 3 days in Malaga. I felt safe all the time and there was always something interesting to do, so I never felt lonely or bored.

Posted: August 3, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Eliza

Eliza

About Me

Hi girls! I’m starting as an Aupaire in Santander in February 2024! It will be my first time traveling overseas as I am native to Canada! 🇨🇦 I love hiking, swimming, camping, skiing and the outdoors. I am never afraid to try something new and explore! I’m hoping to find some friends who also like to go on adventures! :)

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Maya

Maya

About Me

Hello! My name is Maya. I’m originally from Israel but I’ve been living in Barcelona for a few years now. I love animals, yoga, dancing, singing, and cooking. I’m quite a foodie so I can recommend some good restaurants around town. Feel free to ask me anything you want about Barcelona. I’m happy to help :)

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Maya

Maya

Barcelona

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hello! My name is Maya. I’m originally from Israel but I’ve been living in Barcelona for a few years now. I love animals, yoga, dancing, singing, and cooking. I’m quite a foodie so I can recommend some good restaurants around town. Feel free to ask me anything you want about Barcelona. I’m happy to help :)

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Samantha

Samantha

Mahon

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi! I’m a Spanish doctor, recently moved from Madrid to Menorca. Very outgoing, always up for any type of plans, outdoorsy, wine lover and overall fun I think 😉

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Melisa

Melisa

About Me

I enjoy to travel, hiking, nature and to meet interesting people.

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Helena

Helena

About Me

I am an open-minded spiritual person who loves to gain new experiences and learn new things! And I also love good food and animals ♥️ I have two cats myself 🐈 🐈‍⬛

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