Spain | All you need to know

Posted by on January 13, 2014

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Spain is one of the most popular European travel destinations. It is a beautiful country known for its diversity, the excellent climate, offering choices of activities and leisure opportunities. It is the country of bullfighting and Flamenco, of continual sunshine and wonderful beaches to splendid cuisine and sangria.

Spain square Panorama

Spain square Panorama

A trip to Spain has natural interest and entertainment purposes, and is a great opportunity to experience the great history and cultural heritage of the country. You will experience the days of your holiday in a unique, dazzling natural environment, you will get to know the habits and way of life of a people with a different culture than your own.

Spain square

Spain square

The mainland of Spain is covered by plateaus and mountain ranges such as the Pyrenees and Sierra Nevada. From there sprung the rivers Ebro, the Duero, Tagus and Guadalquivir. Off the eastern coast to the Mediterranean Sea are the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands are located near the coast of Africa.

Spain Granada Bull Fight

Spain Granada Bull Fight

Regarding the constitution of the country, Spain has a constitutional monarchy, with a hereditary monarch and a bicameral parliament, the Cortes. The 1978 constitution attaches great importance to the linguistic and cultural diversity within a united Spain. The capital of Spain is Madrid. The largest cities and touristic interest are Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Seville, Toledo, Zaragoza, Malaga, Granada, Cordoba and many more.

Spain, Seville

Spain, Seville

The majority of the country’s inhabitants are Spanish 3/4, the Catalans are about 16% of the population, the Galicians are about 8% of the population and the Basques are the most ancient inhabitants of the country is 2% of the population. Country’s official language is Spanish, but in a small percentage and spoken Basque. Spain is a country with long history and rich cultural heritage. Spanish music and flamenco dancing have won admirers across the world.

Spain, Toledo

Spain, Toledo

The Spanish cuisine is renowned for its exceptional flavor. The most famous dishes that any visitor to Spain should try the paella, which is naturally accompanied with the sangria.

View more here: Economic Romantic Getaways in Spain, Seville the real heart of Spain.

By Nicole P.

Spain photos: Dmitriy Fomenko, Daniel R. Blume, Eduardo Millo, Ed Latawiec.

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