Spanish. English will be understood almost everywhere.
Euro (EUR). Debit cards and cash are accepted everywhere. Credit cards are accepted at most large stores, though not usually American Express.
Largest City: Madrid
Population: 47.5 million
Best Known For:
Laidback culture focused on good food and company, siestas, great weather.
A temperate climate, generally warmer and drier than most of Europe.
You must try traditional Paella, and visit a tapas bar. Famous Spanish tapas include croquetas, patatas bravas, Jamon Iberico, Pimientos de Padron, and a Spanish tortilla.
More About Spain
The two main cities, Barcelona and Madrid, are the most popular for visitors, and each offer a unique, but typically Spanish experience. In Barcelona, enjoy the seaside Mediterranean vibes, Gaudi-architecture, and great nightlife. In Madrid, marvel at the Royal palaces, enjoy all that Spanish cuisine has to offer, and take in the impressive history and architecture.
Of course there is way more to Spain than it’s main cities. There are countless other great cities such as Bilbao, Valencia, Sevilla, and Zaragoza, not to mention a vast and varied countryside from the mountains of the Pyrennes to the dry, arid interior, to the endless beaches. In fact, Spain is the second largest country in Europe! And we haven’t yet mentioned the Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Mallorca, and Menorca, or the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. Spain truly has something for everyone in terms of its varied geography and experiences
Spain is most popular as a warm beach destination for those living in northern Europe. And with more than 8,000 official beaches, there should be room for just about everyone. If you’re looking to experience Spain through food, fresh local olive oil, wines, jamon Iberico, cheese, seafood, and more is all readily available. Spain takes its food very seriously, but also a different eating schedule with lunch generally served at 2:00 PM, and dinner at 9:00 PM or later.
Spain is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, and for good reason. Many visitors find themselves coming back more than once!
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