Spain Vacation Information:
Spain is located in the southwest of Europe and to the west of France. Spain's capital city is Madrid and the country has a population 46 million people.
One of the most stunning and diverse nations in Europe Spain is full of colour, traditions, sports, passion, dance and food. One of the most popular events in Spain is bullfighting many think it’s cruel, savage and bloody, but Spaniards see it differently. Also popular is attending a Flamenco performance at a local tavern while enjoying tapas, a traditional Spanish dish that goes well accompanied by beer or wine.
Prado, one of the globe's premier art museums holds 4,000 masterpieces acquired by the Spanish royalty, Prado is home to art from famous artists like Goya, Velazquez, Hieronymus Bosch, Goya, Caravaggio, Fra Angelico and Boticelli. Another popular event in Spain is Running with the Bulls, a Pamplonan tradition and dangerous indeed.
Spain has a number of castles scattered all over its territory, the most remarkable are the Palacio Real in Madrid, which served as home to the Royalty but no longer the case, it was built midway through the 18th century; the Castle of Alcazar in Segovia one of the most impressive and photographed in the Iberia region; Alhambra in Granada was originally conceived by the Muslims as a pleasure pavilion.
The most popular destinations in Spain are Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, the island Ibiza for its beaches, the region of Costa del Sol features beaches, fun and sun; Costa Blanca in the city of Valencia is a popular destination for northern Europeans seeking a sunny and hot place to spend their holidays.
- Population: 40.49 million
- Capital: Madrid
- Area: 499,542 sq km
- Language: Spanish
- Ethnic groups: Mediterranean and Nordic types
- Government type: Parliamentary Monarchy
- Independence: October 12, 1492
- Major religion: Roman Catholic (94%)
- Life expectancy: 77 years (men), 83 years (women)
- Monetary unit: Euro
- Internet domain: .es
- International dialling code: +34
- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada: Travel Report of Spain
What's the weather like in Spain?
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Map of Spain