Spain Tourism and Travel Guide

Spain (/ˈspeɪn/; Spanish: España [esˈpaɲa]), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España), is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with a small section of its territory located on the African continent. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. Along with France and Morocco, it is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Extending to 1,214 km (754 mi), the Portugal–Spain border is the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union.Spanish territory also includes two archipelagos; the Balearic Islands, in the Mediterranean Sea, and the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast; two major exclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, in continental North Africa; and the islands and peñones (rocks) of Alborán, Alhucemas, Chafarinas and Vélez de la Gomera. With an area of 505,990 km2 (195,360 sq mi), Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the fourth largest country in Europe. By population, Spain is the sixth largest in Europe and the fifth in the European Union.Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. Iberian cultures along with ancient Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian settlements developed on the peninsula until it came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania. In the Middle Ages, the area was conquered by Germanic tribes and later by the Moors. Spain emerged as a unified country in the 15th century, following the marriage of the Catholic Monarchs and the completion of the centuries-long reconquest, or Reconquista, of the peninsula from the Moors in 1492. In the early modern period, Spain became one of history's first global colonial empires, leaving a vast cultural and linguistic legacy that includes over 500 million Spanish speakers, making Spanish the world's second most spoken first language.Spain is a democracy organised in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a middle power and a developed country with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the Council of Europe (CoE), the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and many other international organisations.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The currency of Spain is the Euro (EUR), which is equivalent to INR 87.98 (as of 27/12/2022).

A typical honeymoon package to Spain can cost anywhere between Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 2 lakhs.

There are several flights operating from India to Spain. But there are no direct flights from India to Spain.

From Mumbai: 

No direct flights. No direct Flights. All 1 or 2-stop flights

From Chennai:

No direct flights. No direct Flights. All 1 or 2-stop flights

From Kolkata:

No direct flights. No direct Flights. All 1 or 2-stop flights

From New Delhi:

No direct flights. No direct Flights. All 1 or 2-stop flights

From Bangalore:

No direct flights. No direct Flights. All 1 or 2-stop flights

From Kochi:

No direct flights. No direct Flights. All 1 or 2-stop flights

From Hyderabad:

No direct flights. No direct Flights. All 1 or 2-stop flights

The name of Spain’s capital city is Madrid.

The time zone for Spain is GMT+1.

There are several airports in Spain of which the most popular ones are Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport also known as Madrid–Barajas Airport, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, and Ibiza Airport.

The climate varies depending on the zone:

  • Maritime Zone: July is the driest with intermittent showers
  • Continental Zone: Hot, dry summers and cold winters – this is how the climate of this zone is characterized.
  • Mediterranean Zone: As the name suggests, the Mediterranean climate is hot and humid.
  • Canary Islands: Light rainfall, hot during summers and pleasant during winters.

There are two seasons which is preferred when visiting Spain

  • Spring: March to May
  • Fall: September to November

Although English is spoken in Spain, the level of proficiency and the number of people speaking English is limited and may depend on the area that one is visiting.

Yes, you’ll need a valid visa to travel to Spain. One can apply for a Spanish Visa at the nearest Visa Application Centre.

From the Mediterranean beaches, islands, architecture, arts, and literature to food, siesta Flamenco music, and dance – Spain has it all. Made famous by “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” this country has a lot to offer, including its vibrant festivals and adventure sports.

Yes, there is but the options are limited. With only 7% of the population following vegetarianism and 0.8% following veganism, the choices are not abundant.

Yes, one must have an internationally recognized qualification. In case, you do not have that, you must take lessons and acquire one.

Every place in Spain is known for a particular dish:

  • Madrid – Known for roasted pork
  • Barcelona - Known for paella
  • Seville - Known for Iberico ham
  • San Sebastian - Known for house specialty pintxos
  • Valencia - Known for michirones broad beans
  • Palma - Known for sobrassada
  • Bilbao - Known for bacalao a la Vizcaino, that is salt cod in a rich red pepper sauce — with a velvety Rioja Alavesa.

Who doesn’t like a lavish stay? In case, you feel like splurging on a stay and feel pampered you can choose from the below.

  • La Manga, Murcia
  • San Sebastián, Basque Country
  • Marbella, Costa del Sol
  • Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz
  • Ribadesella, Asturias
  • Port de Pollença, Majorca
  • Benalmádena, Costa del Sol
  • Llafranc, Catalonia
  • Benidorm, Alicante
  • Santander, Cantabria
  • Torrevieja, Alicante
  • Portinatx, Ibiza
  • A Coruña, Galicia
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Abama
  • Marriott's Playa Andaluza
  • Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel
  • Hotel Playa Sol
  • Puente Romano Marbella
  • Hotel Arts Barcelona
  • Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia
  • Hotel Illa d'Or

A Spanish vacation should be at least seven days long and a standard two-week vacation is sufficient to experience all the Spanish highlights like art walks, flamenco shows, wine tours, and so on.