Almost everyone knows that Spain is one of the best places on earth for recreation. Indeed, at the moment it is one of the most democratic resorts in Europe. The ratio between the price of a vacation and the quality of service in Spain is perfect, and you can absolutely say what each piseta is paid for during a vacation.
The peak of the tourist season in Spain is, of course, in the summer, and depending on what type of vacation you prefer, you can choose a resort where you can rest one hundred percent. For lovers and connoisseurs of active and club holidays, Ibiza is ideal. After all, it is there that music unites the most diverse and interesting people, fans of club culture from all over the world. For lovers of fashionable resorts, the doors of hotels in the Canary Islands and Mallorca are always open. By the way, it is on the beaches of Mallorca that you can easily meet such celebrities as Antonio Banderas or Angelina Jolie.
Well, for those who like to combine a beach holiday with excursions, any corner of the Spanish coast will become a real paradise on earth. From almost any city you can go for a tasting of fine Spanish wines or visit a medieval castle. In any city you can enjoy a beautiful and sensual flamenco dance, or drive to the nearest water park. Fans of unusual spectacles can visit a bullfight, and if possible, you should definitely visit the singing fountains and the Salvador Dali Museum, which was built according to his own design.
I would like to pay special attention to Spanish cuisine. Delicate paella with seafood, tapas. Well, speaking of drinks, it is impossible not to talk about the traditional Spanish drink Sangria, which is served in pot-bellied decanters, with ice and pieces of fruit.
You can talk about Spain endlessly, it is enough to say one thing. There is no such person who, having boarded a plane, did not promise himself to return to this beautiful hospitable country, the homeland of brave sailors, great artists and writers. After all, the memories of this wonderful time will leave with you, along with a tan, a pack of photos, and phones of new friends.
Modern man settled in the Iberian Peninsula about 35 thousand years ago.
Football is the main sport in Spain.
According to existingcountries, Spain had no actual wars with Russia. When Paul declared war on Spain because of his anger towards France and Malta, the Spanish government refused to fight, saying that war was impossible due to the vast distance between the states.
It is not recommended to carry documents and money with you. It is better to leave all valuables in the hotel safe. You need to have a photocopy of your passport with you (just in case).
Bullfighting is a national Spanish entertainment. This is a holiday and sport, and art, and religion. Despite the partial ban on bullfighting in Spain, a negative attitude towards it is extremely unpopular.
Siesta – afternoon rest. At any time of the year throughout Spain from 13.00 to 16.00 siesta comes. This three-hour break is typical for all institutions in the country.
You can rent a car in any resort area upon presentation of a passport and an international driver’s license. And if you are over 21. They can take a deposit of 100 – 500 euros. The use of seat belts is mandatory.
At the end of July, the feast of St. Martha takes place in As-Neves. It is celebrated in a peculiar way: all comers are carried by their friends and relatives in coffins around the church of St. Martha. At the end of August, the streets of Spanish cities are colored with all shades of red by the annual festival “Tomatina”, or “War of the Tomatoes”.
Estimated flight time from Madrid to: Barcelona – 55 minutes; Valencia – 30 min; Alicante – 40 min; Seville – 50 min; Palma de Mallorca – 1 hour; Canary Islands – 2 hours 30 minutes
Bus service is convenient and efficient. In all cities in Spain you can use the taxi service. Rail service in Spain is carried out by the state company RENFE. You can rent a car upon presentation of a credit card, passport and international driver’s license. For a period of 3 days or more, preferential rates usually apply.
Taxi free, if during the day a sign with a green inscription “Libre” (free) is visible on the windshield, and at night – a small green light. The fare is paid according to the meter readings. The fare increases at night (22.00-06.00), weekends and holidays. When traveling outside the city limits, the return trip is also paid.
Car rental is carried out upon presentation of an identity document, an international driver’s license (more than a year must pass from the moment of their issuance) and a credit card (sometimes secured by cash).
You can purchase a special tourist card (Tarjeta Turistica), which allows you to travel on Spanish trains without any restrictions, without paying extra.
Allowed to import no more than 2 liters of wine or spirits above 22?, 2 packs of cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 250 grams of tobacco.
All beaches in Spain are municipal, free. Umbrellas and sun loungers are provided for a fee (approximately 1.5 – 2 Euro per day). Spain is the leader in the number of clean beaches. The largest number of “blue flags” are decorated with 109 beaches of the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada.
Ibis (Balearic Islands)
Costa de la Luz
Costa del Valencia
Costa del Garraf
Costa del Maresme
Costa del Sol
Mallorca (Balearic Islands)
Menorca (Balearic Islands
) Gran Canaria
Formentera (Balearic Islands)