I need Spain
Welcome to Spain
Proud, solitary castles and medieval towns are strewn across the interior. White villages glitter in inland Andalusia. Several mountain ranges such as the Sierra Nevada (Europe's most southerly ski resort) are disposed along the country. The Celtic music of Cantabria, Asturias & Galicia reminds the misty lands of Brittany, Scotland or Ireland. From its Roman Relics to Muslim Palaces, from Baroque Cathedrals to Modernist constructions, Spain is a treasure chest of artistic and architectural marvels. Up and down the country, a zest for life creates an intense, hedonistic vibe in its effervescent cities.
It's always a good time to travel to Spain. That's because this country in southern Europe has all the ingredients to make your visit an unforgettable experience. Cities which bear the marks of a rich mixture of cultures, monuments and natural spaces awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO, some of the world's most important museums, beaches to suit everybody, a pleasant climate all year round, the healthy Mediterranean diet, typically Spanish traditions such as flamenco and bullfighting... You'll find it very easy to get here thanks to the multitude of international connections available in Spain. Let yourself be captivated by the Mediterranean character and by the openness and friendliness of its people. Surrender to the magic of its streets.
Some facts to know about Spain
- Highest point in the Peninsula: Mulhacén (Sierra Nevada) at 3479m
- Official Languages: Spanish (Castilian or Castellano), Calatan, Galician (Gallego), Basque
(euskera / vasco)
- Area: 505,000 sp Km
- Famous for: Bullfighting, Pablo Picasso, jamón, sunshine, Penelope Cruz, Don Quijote, Pedro
Almodóvar films, late nights, tapas, Manolo Blahnik
- Capital: Madrid
- Population: 46 million aprox
- Capitain of Spanish national football team (most popular sport ever): Iker Casillas
- Food: we, Spaniards, spend more on food per capita than anyone else in Europe!
- Biggest paella: Made in Valencia in 1992 in a pan 20m in diameter; it was eaten by 100, 000
Information obtained from the pages Lonely Planet & Tourspain
Sun-drenched and untamed, passionate and majestic, this country releases a mysterious magic.
Spain is known for its friendliness, luminosity and its good-natured high spirits. It is littered with hundreds of glittering beaches; flamenco bailaores (dancers) swirling in flounces of colour; and toreros (bullfighters) strutting their stuff in the bullrings. Summer holidaymakers gather around great pans of paella, tortilla, gazpacho and pitchers of sangria…
Beyond these clichéd images, a vast, unexpected panorama unfolds before you. Green mountains seem to slide into the wild blue Atlantic in the north.