by Alvaro Villegas
Tourist & Travel information about Spain
Here you'll find useful information for preparing your trip to Spain. Visiting Spain gives you the opportunity to establish direct contact with the history of its civilizations.
Meeting at "Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas" international airport; strategically located in the centre of Spain, 12 kilometres from Madrid city centre. This is Spain's busiest airport and an excellent hub for international connections, especially to America and Europe.
We offer you a network of embassies and Spanish tourist offices all over the world. In our country you'll also find a wide array of tourist information offices that you can go to while on holiday, in addition to your own country's embassies and consulates.
Top 10 most visited monuments in Spain;
The Alhambra in Granada, The Sagrada Basilica Familia, The great Arab mosque of Cordoba, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, The Alcazar in Segovia, The Burgos cathedral, Mallorca cathedral, The Basilica of nuestra señora del Pilar, The Roman theatre in Merida, The giralda tower in Seville
There are 15 stunning world heritage cities to be seen here; Toledo, Salamanca, Avila, Cordoba, Merida, Sevilla, Malaga, Granada, Caceres, Cuenca, Tarragona, Santiago de compostela, Palma de Mallorca, Madrid & Barcelona
Each with its exceptional sights and unique scenes. Take the time to explore their local cuisine, learn about their customs, and take part in their fiestas for a complete experience and an unforgettable trip.
You'll find over 250 festivities to choose from. They start off in winter, with the Three Kings parade and carnival. You can welcome the spring with the Fallas in Valencia, Easter Week and the April Fair in Seville. The arrival of summer brings an abundance of celebrations, with events like the San Fermín bull-running festival in Pamplona and the Tomatina tomato festival in Buñol in Valencia. Which one will you go for?
In Andalusia and Extremadura you will come across many whitewashed villages. In Catalonia, the Region of Valencia and the Region of Murcia there are fishing villages, and towns in the fertile agricultural regions. In the regions of Aragon, Castile-La Mancha, Castile-León, La Rioja and Navarre you can find villages where time seems to have stood still. In the north, in Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country, rural life and fishing villages are the main things you will see. And, of course, the Balearic and Canary Islands also have small charming villages that still keep their local traditions.