SPAIN

Guide of SPAIN

Spain, situated on the Mediterranean coast, is a fascinating land of culture, history and beaches. The variety of languages spoken in Spain reminds us of the rich history and diverse cultures that exist within the country.  Alongside the official language of Spanish, there are regional languages including Catalan, Valencian, Galician, Basque and Arenese. In addition to the mainland territory, there are also the Canary Islands and the Balearics which are also part of Spain.

History 

Spain has a history characterised by victory and defeat, the Romans and Muslims dominated the peninsula for a long time until Spain regained its autonomy in 1469 with the reunification of Castile and Aragon, due to the marriage between Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. During colonial times, the Spanish empire was one of the most vast European powers, conducting trade between Europe and colonies in South America to aid economic and cultural expansion.

Places to visit 

Spain has many interesting cities to visit in addition to the capital, Madrid, there is Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao, Zaragoza, Malaga, Granada. In Madrid do not miss the Prado Museum, Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor. Barcelona awaits you with its Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Mila, and La Rambla to name a few places.  Granada and Valencia also offer the visitor plenty to see and do.

Beaches 

The Costa Brava which extends northerly to the French border is equipped beaches suitable for the whole family. The sea is clean, and in the southern region of Andalucía, there are some fantastic beaches and bays to explore. Marbella and Almayate have fantastic stretches of golden sand and clear water, as well as Cuevas de mar, in Asturias, which is a quieter, more natural place to visit.

Travel guides and tips: SPAIN

Discover how to reach and what to do in Spain: tips, events, local festivals, culture, food and all the other details to explore Spain can be found on our blog!

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