Biggest cities in Spain

Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world and is renowned for its rich culture, great food, beautiful beaches, and great cities. It has a long and interesting history, having once been the greatest Empire in Europe. Much of that wealth and imperial heritage can be seen in the cities of Spain. Below you’ll find the largest cities in Spain:


Valencia has a population of 800 000 inhabitants in the city and around 2 million in the metro area. It’s a unique Spanish city with its own culture and dialect, notable for being the home of paella. The city has everything you can want from Spanish city beaches, parks, a beautiful center, great food, and parties. It is very touristy, but still manages to feel local in some areas and has managed to preserve the local culture to a large extent. Valencia is less known than our other entries, but it is easily the best place to live in Spain.


Barcelona might be the best-known Spanish city, with a population of 1.6 million within city limits and 4.8 million people in the metro area. Some would question if the city is Spanish, and many of the locals consider themselves Catalan and speak that language. Regardless of the politics, Barcelona is a remarkable city, with a unique grid structure, good beaches, and a lot of places to have fun. Barcelona is popular with ex-pats, students, and tourists, some would argue too popular.


The capital of Spain is one of the biggest cities in Europe, with a population of almost 3.4 million within the city and approximately 6.7 million in the metro area. Madrid still manages to preserve its royal and imperial past and the city is astonishing in scale to everyone that visits it. There are great parks, beautiful architecture, good food and again a lot of places for partying. Madrid is not cheap and it gets very hot in the summer, but it’s still an amazing place to visit or live in.

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