Facts and Map 

Capital: Madrid
Area: 505956km2
Language: Spanish, Basque, Catalan, Galician
Currency: Euro (EUR)

Spain is, above all, a mosaic of cultures.Madrid,
Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao, Cordoba, and Granada are examples
of the harmonious coexistence of tradition and modernity in each and
every Spanish city.

than 50 million tourists visit Spain each year, making it the second
most visited country in the world, So ask us about Spain! Anything at
all. A trip to Spain is a celebration of diversity, an opportunity to
enjoy our excellent climate, excellent cuisine, and joie de vivre. But
also, it is a chance to discover our exceptional monumental heritage. History has left its traces in a country with a unique legacy: Prehistoric caves, Roman remains, Jewish and Arabic architecture.
Spain is one of the richest countries in the world with regard to
monumental heritage; not surprisingly Spain has the highest number of
UNESCO World Heritage sites and it is also home to the Camino de Santiago, Europe’s most important cultural itinerary.

There are artistic styles in Spain that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world, such as the Mudéjar. Monuments like the Segovia Aqueduct, the Alhambra in Granada and the Great Mosque
of Cordoba, considered to be the most important Islamic monument ever
built in the West, tell us of the Roman and Moorish presence on the
peninsula. There are excellent examples of architecture of other
styles, such as Renaissance, Baroque and Modernist, the last of which
is summed up in the work of Gaudí. In present day Spanish architecture is universally avant-garde with artist s such as Calatrava or Moneo.


You will also find the great masters of painting in Spain. The Prado Museum is one of the world’s best art galleries amongst others. As far as contemporary art is concerned, the Guggenheim in Bilbao is not to be missed. Although, on the subject of art, there is one you will want to sample for sure: the art of Spanish cuisine. Chefs like Ferrán Adriá, Juan María Arzak have put Spanish gastronomy at the pinnacle of the international scene.

Another option is to explore stunning natural landscapes. Here, within reach, you have more than 400 protected 
natural spaces that also make up the largest and best conserved nature
reserve in southern Europe. But that’s not all. You’ll also have the
privilege of seeing the European sanctuary of many endangered species.


Don't miss the chance to take part in local Spanish traditions
and fiestas: from streets carpeted in flowers to fire works-by-the-sea,
from the running of the bulls to concerts and ballet in the gardens of
the caliphs.

Experience our unique, dazzling natural environment, become
acquainted with the customs of our people, and share with them their
holiday celebrations and popular traditions.