When many people consider retirement in a different country they take into consideration the prices of real estate, the benefits retirees will have, the cost of living and the entertainment value of the country. One of the highest rated retirement countries in the world is Spain. Along with the previously mentioned points, retires opting for Spain will also have access to excellent infrastructure, amazing healthcare, and an easy integration.
Additionally, those who choose to make Spain their retirement home will find that the country is bathed in perfect weather and scenic surroundings. These factors have made Spain a top tourist destination for a number of years. The welcoming nature of the Spanish people along with an array of entertainment and culinary experiences, Spain never disappoints. For those looking at a more permanent retirement solution, here are our top picks for cities to retire to in Spain.
Barcelona is Spain's second largest city. In addition to this, Barcelona is also Europe's largest city on the Mediterranean. If you are a lover of history and culture, you will be delighted to know that several locations in Barcelona have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These include the Palace of Catalan Music and the Basilica.
This stunning city rests at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in southern Spain. Granada is also home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among these is the beautiful Albayzín, an old residential barrio with Moorish and Andalusian influences.
I spent a lot of time in Valencia when I was looking at villas for sale in Javea. The medieval city of Valencia is situated on the beautiful Spanish east coast. The area is also known as the Orange Blossom Coast. Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain and it is aptly known for its orange groves, beaches, mild temperate climate. You might also be interested to know that the city is also famous for being a forerunner in the worlds of arts and sciences.
As Spain's capital, Madrid never disappoints. The city is very cosmopolitan and is the perfect blend of old and new. The city and its residents have been able to perfectly blend together old-world history and heritage with a modern infrastructure. Before you decide to move to Madrid you need to know that arts and culture are very important in this city. There are more than 60 museums dotted around the city. Some of the most popular among them include the Prado Museum of Art and the Reina Sofía National Art Centre. There are also a number of stunning parks in which retirees can choose to spend their days.
This is the sixth largest city in Spain and arguably one of the oldest in the world. Málaga lies on what is called the Coast of the Sun or Costa Del Sol. The entire area is one of the most popular in the country for not only retirees but also holidaymakers from around the world. This vibrant city offers retirees plenty of museums, shopping, top-notch restaurants and annual cultural events as well as very mild winters and hot summers.