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Spain Travel Guide

by our Spain expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethySpain is where many things come together. For centuries it marked where the Arab world came to face to face with Western Europe as the eye-dazzling Moorish architecture of the Alhambra palace in Granada bears witness. It is where the high culture of Madrid’s world-leading Prado Museum jostles with the different pleasures of the ‘Costa crowd’ … Blanca, Brava, del Sol, de la Luz. (And remember that Torremolinos and the like are so popular because they are so perfectly situated.) Spain is where the traditional nobility of Seville, flamenco, corrida and all, contrasts with the fascinating modernity of Gaudi’s Barcelona. And where the old rivalries of the medieval kingdoms, Navarre, Aragon, Castile and Catalonia is matched today by Real Madrid versus Barça in La Liga. The home of sherry is also the source of superb Rioja wines; the enormous family Sunday lunch paella, is in complete contrast to the pick-and-choose of a tapas bar. It’s a ‘different’ country, Spain.

Spain Facts

National Flag: Spanish Flag
Language(s): Spanish
Galician
Catalan
Basque
Aranese
Currency: Euro
Capital city: Madrid
Total Area: 505,992 km2
Population: 46,063,000
Dialling Code: +34
Time Zones: Madrid : GMT + 1
Canary Islands : GMT
Balearic Islands : GMT + 1
Tourism Website:
http://www.spain.info/


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FCO Travel Advice for Spain

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SPAIN TRAVEL NEWS

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