Spain - leisure , attractions , weather , food , tours , photos , map
Travels / / April 05, 2016
This state is located in the south-western part of Europe and occupies a significant share of the Iberian Peninsula.From the western part of Spain bordering Portugal and the north - Andorra and France.Except for a small segment, the country from all sides by the waters of the seas and oceans - the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Bay of Biscay.Also, it includes several groups of islands, among which the most significant are the Canary and Balearic Islands.
In October 2011 the population of Spain was 46, 16 million people, of whom 74% - Spaniards, 5% - the Galicians, 17% - the Catalans, and about 2% - Basques.British and Moroccans also make up a significant group.The official language is Spanish, but in the Basque Country prefer to speak in their native, Basque, Catalonia - Catalan and in Galicia, therefore, on the Galician.
Spain to use the euro money turnover.For currency exchange are available everywhere bureaux de change and ATMs.Many tourists are paying by credit cards.
Spain - a Catholic country, it was confirmed by 95% of its inhabitants.
Spain - the capital and largest city
Madrid - capital of Spain and one of the eight largest of its cities.Its population is 3,273 million inhabitants.This cosmopolitan city-millionaire is not only the economic but also the cultural center of Spain.It attracts tourists with its long history, once the town belonged to the Arabs.Its name translates from Arabic as "complete source of water."
Madrid is the second most important industrial center of Spain (after Barcelona) and serious transport hub.
Equally important Spanish cities - Barcelona, Malaga, Sevilla, Valencia and Zaragoza.
Spain - holiday tours
Coast Spain has more than 2,000 beaches, also famous for its island resorts.In this country are very popular winter activities: thanks to a special climate, where the ski season lasts for six months a year!
Landscapes sultry Spain will serve as an excellent backdrop for the wedding ceremony, the beaches - for a honeymoon.The pair has recently entered into the marriage, it is necessary to inform the hotel as to the newlyweds provides a range of special offers and pleasant gifts.
Spain was made for family holidays.There is almost always good weather, good food, nice warm sea and a variety of entertainment.You can visit the specialized tours, family resorts, informative and entertaining amusement parks, which will delight not only children but also adults.
It has become very popular to celebrate Christmas and New Year in Spain.This can be done under the palm trees and the hot sun on the islands, in the ski resort or in the street carnival.
Spain - Sights
There are many reasons to visit this country - the beautiful sea and the hot sun, a picturesque mix of golden beaches and a pale blue sky.Since Spain is located at the junction of two continents - Africa and Europe, it is natural that such a symbiosis left in the whole country form an indelible mark.Every cultured person would have one day to visit the home of the brave and passionate Carmen torero.Marvel at the majesty of the Sagrada Familia, once erected Gaudi.See the hot dances flamenco, bullfighting and hear Spanish guitar.To visit the house of El Greco in the Prado Museum.
Lovers Tour in Spain can find all that meticulous ethnographer can only come to mind.Theatre-Museum Salvador Dalí, medieval castles, art gallery El Prado, the cathedrals of Seville and monuments of the Roman era, the unique tower Herald and the Alhambra Palace, the mosque in Cordoba and the Royal Palace at La Granja, Madrid and gardens in Granada Heniralife - it is simply impossible to listthe richness of the culture and history of this country.
Spain - weather
Spain divided into three climatic zones: the north, the south-eastern coast and the central plateau.The northern part of Spain (Catalonia, Galicia) is influenced by the Adriatic sea, for it is characterized by moderately warm summers and wet mild winters.In the south-east coast (Extremadura and Andalusia) prevails predominantly Mediterranean type climate, which is characterized by short, mild winters and hot and dry summer.This area falls fairly little rain, it rains mainly in the autumn and winter period.On the central plateau is sharply continental climate, tending to significant differences in temperature between night (+ 15 ° C) and days (+ 30 ° C).Winters are cold, dry, summer is hot and dry well.
mild and warm climate prevails in the Canary Islands.Here, warm water, and the average temperature of 20 ° C throughout the year.The sun shines quite intensively, although really hot is very rare.
the whole of Spain can be called the dominant subtropical climate, which has a Mediterranean type, although it prevails only in the eastern and southern parts of the country.
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Spain - kitchen
peculiarity of Spanish cuisine is that it is very easy in this all her splendor.Almost every dish contains sweet pepper, onion, garlic, saffron and herbs.There is at least no less than a dozen varieties of each national dish, so that the "real" search foretold in advance to failure.In Spain, absolutely must try the paella - rice dish with slices of pork or chicken, vegetables or seafood, and tortilla, which is not more than a potato omelette with fish, meat and mushrooms.tapas (snacks) before dinner or to alcoholic beverages.Also in Spain is very popular sweet pies, puddings and meat roasted on a grill.The local red wine is in no way inferior to the French, so if you can visit the wineries, the pleasant shopping and informative tour guaranteed.
Spain - Interesting Facts
In Spain tipping guides and drivers after the tour, in restaurants and bars - 5-10% of the total bill, porters for each seat on the 1 euro and the maid (optional) - 1 euro perday.
Spain - registration
visa Spain has signed the Schengen agreement, so the entrance to it is available only to those who have framed a Schengen visa.The exceptions are foreigners with permission for permanent or long-term residence in the EU.The visa costs 35 euros.
Spain - Embassy
Moscow, Bolshaya Nicholas, d 50/8
bodies..202-21-80, 916-54-34, 916-54-00
Map of Spain