Solo Female Travel in Spain

From the stunning beaches of the Costa del Sol to the majestic mountains of the Pyrenees Spain has a variety of landscapes to explore. The country is home to some of the world’s most iconic cities, such as Madrid, Barcelona and Seville, each with its own unique culture and attractions. Visitors can explore the country’s rich history and culture through its many museums, galleries, and monuments. Spain is also known for its delicious cuisine, with a variety of regional dishes to taste.

Experiences from Spain

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4.9 /5

based on 18 experiences

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Solo travel experience

I traveled alone for the first time to Spain (Malaga, Granada, and Madrid). I don’t speak any Spanish but found that most people spoke English. Having Google Translate with offline translation for Spanish was nice, but I rarely felt even that was necessary. As for safety, I felt that Spain was very safe. I never felt unsafe during my travels. Trains and buses in Spain are really nice. For Madrid, I stayed near Plaza Mayor and felt that the location was perfect. I opted to stay in a hostel as I find them to be more social for solo travelers.

Posted: September 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I did my first solo trip last October to Spain. I did Madrid, Barcelona and Mallorca. Almost everyone spoke English and I felt super safe the whole time I was there for 10 days. I walked around Madrid alone at 1 a.m. eating gelato and seriously felt safer there doing that alone than I ever would in downtown Chicago where I live, which is saying something. I did planes, trains, and taxis/Uber for traveling. 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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Solo travel experience

I flew from Berlin to Madrid in search of the cheapest flight, which was 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 Palma de Mallorca Cathedral. Then, I arrived in Madrid and visited various places like 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 round trip cost me 62 euros. I was able to sleep on the bus and saved on two nights of accommodation. In Barcelona, I visited iconic places like La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Park Güell, and Barcelona Cathedral, among many others. Upon returning to Madrid, I finished exploring by visiting the Royal Palace of Madrid, Mayor Plaza, Temple of Debod, Cibeles Square, and more. One day, I went to Toledo, which is beautiful, and I took a bus from Plaza Elíptica for a round trip, costing only 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 in both cities, I used a 10-ride transport card, which cost around 10 to 11 euros. It was a great option, and I downloaded maps to plan my travels, creating circuits with nearby places to explore as much as possible.

Posted: September 3, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Local discussions

Solo travelWhat recommendations do you have for my trip to Malaga and Gibraltar?

I am traveling to Malaga, Spain next week for 4 days (I will also visit Gibraltar for one day). Any recommendations for places to visit, things to do, and food spots are welcome.

Posted: August 15, 2023
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Solo travelIs the hop on and off bus worth it to see Barcelona sites? Is Sagrada Familia worth paying extra for towers?

In Barcelona Is the hop on and off bus worth it to see the sites? Also, the Sagrada Familia is it worth paying extra for the towers ?

Posted: June 22, 2023
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TravelWhat food/restaurant recommendations do you have for Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, and Barcelona?

Hi Everyone! I'll be going to Spain in mid January and wanted to see if you all have any food/restaurant recommendations. I'll be stopping in Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, and Barcelona. Also any tips on what to take since I'm assuming it will be chilly.

Posted: November 18, 2022
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TravelWhat are some cool and inexpensive accommodation options in Barcelona?

Hey Ladies, I'm travelling to Barcelona next month and wondered if anyone could recommend some cool and inexpensive airbnb's, hostels or other accommodation?

Posted: November 11, 2022
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Travel"Any recommendations or ideas for Barcelona? How to get from airport to city? Must-sees and food places?"

Does anyone have any recommendations or ideas for Barcelona? is there a way to get from the airport to the city? buses/trains? any recommendations for must sees and food places please!

Posted: November 8, 2022
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Frequently asked questions

Is Spain safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Spain is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, as with any destination, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to research the area you are visiting, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.

Is Spain good for solo travel?

Yes, Spain is a great destination for solo travelers. Spain is generally a safe country with friendly locals and plenty of attractions to explore. There are also plenty of hostels and other accommodation options for solo travelers, as well as plenty of activities to keep you busy.

Is Spain expensive for solo travellers?

Spain can be expensive for solo travelers, depending on the type of activities and accommodations you choose. Accommodations can range from budget-friendly hostels to luxury hotels, and activities can range from free walking tours to expensive day trips. Eating out can also be expensive, so it's best to research prices before you travel.

What do I need to know before traveling to Spain?


Spanish is the official language of Spain, so it is important to learn some basic Spanish phrases before traveling.


The currency in Spain is the Euro. Make sure to exchange your currency before you arrive.

Visa Requirements

Depending on your nationality, you may need to obtain a visa before traveling to Spain.


Spain has a Mediterranean climate, so it can be quite hot in the summer months. Make sure to pack accordingly.


Spain is generally a safe country to visit, but it is always important to be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions.


Spain has an extensive public transportation system, including buses, trains, and metro systems. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the routes and schedules before traveling.

What is the best time to travel to Spain?

The best time to travel to Spain depends on what you want to do and see. Generally, the best time to visit Spain is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller. Summer (June to August) is the busiest time of year, with hot temperatures and large crowds. Winter (December to February) can be cold and wet, but it is also a great time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds.

Is Spain safe to travel alone?

Yes, Spain is generally considered safe to travel alone. However, as with any destination, it is important to take precautions to ensure your safety. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid carrying large amounts of cash, and keep your valuables secure.

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