Where to Find Spring Flowers in Spain

February 25, 2019
beautiful spring springtime flowers cherry blossom bloom europe spain scenery cute spring dress sezaneIn the next few weeks, spring will have sprung in Spain. Longer days, beautiful flowers, warmer weather...springtime is the perfect time to travel. It's also perfect to search for beautiful blooms and blossoms and in Spain you can find plenty. You can see some of the most spectacular flowering trees in Europe. The cherry blossom trees in Valle del Jerte, Extremadura are world famous but there are many more blooms and blossoms such as almond trees, sunflowers, geraniums, camellias... 

On this post I'm going to tell you where you can find spring flowers in Spain and show you some beautiful spring pictures. Shall we take a look?
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CHERRY BLOSSOM
VALLE DEL JERTE (EXTREMADURA)
This is the #1 spot to see cherry blossom trees in Spain. This stunning display of nature is a must if you are in Spain this spring. This valley produces half of the cherries in Spain so you can get an idea of the amount of cherry blossom trees you can find there. The beautiful white blossoms last for ten days and usually happen between March and April. Prepare your walking shoes, as there are many trails to walk around.
  • Where to stay
Stay at the Parador de Jarandilla de la Vera. It's 1 h and 19 minutes by car and you can see other amazing places while you are there like Monasterio de Yuste -a stunning building founded by the Hieronymite Order of monks in 1402- or Monfragüe Park -a wonderful place to visit for both ornithology and Mediterranean flora.
  • How to get there
From Madrid (236 km, 3 hours by car) take A-6, AP-51 and N-110. Google Maps

ALMOND TREE
Spain is the second producer of almond in the world - the first being the US-, that means we have plenty of almond trees all over the country.

QUINTA DE LOS MOLINOS (MADRID)
This park in Madrid offers the Spanish equivalent of the cherry blossom festival in Spain. What you will find here is a sea of almond trees which are blossoming at the moment. The blooms only last for a couple of weeks and because of hot temperatures they are going to be ready sooner that other years, so grab your picnic basket and go there this March.

Apart from the 1500 almond trees, in this park you can also find a pond, a windmill, a palazzo, a greenhouse and several fountains.

Read:
What to do in Madrid this spring
  • How to get there
The park is located in calle Alcala, in the east of Madrid. The closest metro stop is Suanzes (line 5) and buses 77 and 104 also stop there. Google Maps
It's open every day from 6:30am to 10:30pm.

SUNFLOWER
BUREBA (BURGOS, CASTILLA Y LEON)
Not many people in Spain know that we have huge sunflower fields. This funny flower that chases the sun is responsible for the most beautiful and romantic scenes. Fun fact: did you know that sunflowers can be up to 3 meters high? Summer is actually the best time to see these beautiful flowers that follow the sun. The best fields are between the towns of Briviesca and Poza de la Sal.
  • How to get there
From Madrid take A-1 north, then CL-632. It takes 3 hours by car (295 km). Google Maps

There are other places in Spain where you can find sunflower fields like Cardejon (Soria), Antequera (Malaga) or Carmona (Seville).

GERANIUM
CORDOBA FLOWER FESTIVAL (ANDALUSIA)
If white washed villages full of bougainvillea weren't enough, Andalusia has even more to offer to flower lovers. Spain's most famous flower festival happens in Cordoba in May. At the beginning of the month, residents open their patios to show their beauty to the world. The local tourism board organizes this event which is actually a contest with judging and prizes awarded.

This year, the festival starts on May 6 and ends on May 19. The patios are open from Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 2pm and from 6pm to 10pm; and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 2pm and from 6pm to midnight.

Read:
48 hours in Cordoba
Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
  • Where to stay
When I visited Cordoba, I stayed at Eurostars Conquistador which has an unbeatable location being opposite the world famous mosque-cathedral.
  • How to get there
From Madrid take A-4 south. It takes 4 hours by car (394 km). Google Maps

POPPY
CASTILLO DE MONTALBAN (TOLEDO, CASTILLA LA MANCHA)
Amapola -Spanish for poppy- is very common in Spain. They are in full bloom between April and May. One of the most stunning fields is at Castillo de Montalban in the region of Toledo. Picture a gorgeous poppy field with a castle in the background. So picturesque, right?
  • How to get there
The trip takes 1h and 40 minutes from Madrid (120 km). Google Maps

CAMELLIA 
GALICIA

The characteristics of the soil, wet climate and mild temperatures of Galicia make it the perfect place for camellias to grow. Camelias arrived in Galicia at the end of the 18th century coming from China and Japan. In the west coast of Galicia you can follow La Ruta de las Camelias, a trail that will lead you through several pazos -country manors typical of Galicia- and gardens. 

  • Where to stay

Hostal dos Reis Catolicos is one of the most luxurious Paradores in Spain.

LAVENDER
BRIHUEGA (GUADALAJARA, CASTILLA LA MANCHA)
And last but not least, Brihuega. Save this one for summer though as lavender flowers won't be ready until July.
  • How to get there
You can find Brihuega in the region of Guadalajara, only one hour from Madrid. Take A-2, then CM-2011. Google Maps

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34 comments

  1. It’s such a lovely season!

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  2. Marta A Rivera DiazFebruary 25, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    I can't imagine the aroma of those almond trees! They have the most beautiful scent of any tree in existence.

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  3. What beautiful flowers can be found in Spain! My absolute favourite would be the cherry blossom!

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  4. So gorgeous! Spring flowers are always such a welcome sight after a cold winter.

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  5. These flowers are all gorgeous! I can't wait until we start seeing some locally.

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  6. I dearly love flowering trees. Your spring photos are gorgeous!

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  7. These are so beautiful. I want to get some trees that flower. I don't think we have many around here.

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  8. So many beautiful flowers! I'd love to see lavender or sunflower fields in full bloom!

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  9. These flowers are so beautiful, how wonderful you get to experience them all :) I particularly love your floral dress with the flowers in the background, such a cute photo idea :)

    Hope that your week is off to a great start! The weekday wear linkup is live on my blog, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  10. Love Spring - so nice to see the sun out and the flowers bloom! #MondayEscapes

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  11. This is great to know - I'll PIN it and hopefully one year get to see some of them xx Maria

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  12. Gahhh so jealous you've gotten to see so much of Spain! I'd love to visit and check out allllll those beautiful flowers! Also your floral dress in that first photo is adorable :)

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  13. These are soooo good. I love this . I would love to visit.

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  14. I am so ready for spring. The geranium is especially beautiful and refreshing.

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  15. Cute spring looks dear, especially the first one. That's such a pretty dress on you.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  16. These flowers are absolutely stunning. I am so happy I found this post. I am pinning it to my Pinterest right now.

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  17. So so beautiful! Spring is my favorite season!

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  18. Aww these flowers get me excited for Spring! Absolutely beautiful.
    Hope you've been well, Cristina! :)
    -Lor / hyggememories.com

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  19. Cherry blossoms are my absolute favorite part of spring. They are so gorgeous and always fun to get in pictures!

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  20. We were in Spain in summer and most of the blooms were already gone but we loved it and I found Madrid exceptionally pretty
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  21. We have cherry blossoms popping up too! They are so beautiful and a nice change from all the dreary things that Winter brings. Happy Friday Cristina and wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  22. That is a stunning spring dress. You look so beautiful in it. I love the floral and that shade of green. Have an awesome spring! :)

    Madeline | CappuccinoandFashion.com

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  23. I’m excited for the Cherry Blossom festival here in Washington, D.C..!

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  24. That's so true! It's a feast for all the senses

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  25. I agree, it's the most spectacular one!

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  26. It's such a beautiful sight, right?

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  27. It's a lovely sight after winter, isn't it?

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  28. The lavender fields are spectacular and they smell amazing too!

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  29. Daisy HuntingtonMarch 6, 2019 at 2:49 PM

    Beautiful flowers and a pretty dress to match! Spring is one of my favourite seasons for the pretty flowers and I can only imagine how lovely they are in Spain. And how nice that when the spring has passed you can also find some Lavender in the summer.
    Thanks for linking up to #MondayEscapes

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  30. Such beautiful photos and gorgeous flowers!! Spring is a wonderful season and Lavender is definitely my favourite! Thanks for linking up to #MondayEscapes

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