Spain, a gastronomic destination

Spain is one of the countries in Europe with the highest number of Michelin stars. In 2016, 174 restaurants had at least one Michelin star.

This makes Spain the 5th country in the world with the highest number of Michelin stars (at 174 stars), after Japan (701), France (595), Italy (334), and Germany (290).

Distribution of Restaurants with Michelin stars in Spain:

3 Michelin stars: 8 restaurants

2 Michelin stars: 20 restaurants

1 Michelin star: 146 restaurants

The regions with the highest numbers of Michelin stars are Catalonia, the Basque Country, Madrid, Andalusia, and Galicia.

San Sebastián, known as the city with the highest number of Michelin stars per square metre, is a gastronomic haven and the culinary capital of the Basque Country. The city has 9 restaurants with a total of 16 Michelin stars within a radius of 25 km.

Spain has a total of 7 restaurants among the 50 Best Restaurants in the World. 3 of them are among the Top 10. More information at: