The Spain facts page gives you a first glance of the country. Read some practical information that will help you to get an idea of what you'll find over here.
Other sections will also give you some useful tips on the things you'll need to pack, how to manage your travel funds while being abroad and what to expect in terms of weather among others. This is a comprehensive list that will help you prepare your trip.
Would you like to know the most interesting facts on Spain? How many people live here? What's the different regions' name? How are the electric plugs?
You'll find loads of practical info
Additionally, there is a section with some curiosities as well that provides extra insight on the culture and history of the country.
Spain is among the top 3 of the most visited countries in the world and welcomes 50+ million of tourists every year.
However, once you start planning a holiday here, one of your top priorities you should be checking the Spain visa policy. If you need a visa, the process and paperwork to obtain it might take a while.
In case your passport gets lost or stolen, or you have any medical issue you can always contact your embassy. You will be assisted by professionals who will help you out with immigration issues (passport, visa) and any language difficulty (contacting a doctor or the local police).
While you are planning your trip to Spain, don't forget to write down your embassy's address. The odds of any trouble happening during your stay in Spain are extremely know but while travelling one is never cautious enough.
You might know that the Spanish currency is the Euro. But did you know that this same currency can be also used in many European countries?
Banking abroad involves much more preparation than just putting your card in an ATM. When you travel overseas, you will be exposed to paying bank fees, foreign transaction charges, and different exchange rates. Here are some tips and trick I use to reduce my bank fees when I travel overseas.
Moreover, you will find a currency converter allowing you to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency.
On top of it, if you are on the road for a while, you may even want to open a bank account. What are the procedures most banks in Spain require? How hard is it to find an ATM? All the answers are in this section.
One of the most important things when preparing a trip is to know about the climate of the destination. No matter what time of year you plan to go, the weather in Spain will play an important factor in what you pack, what you leave behind and even when you go.
As Spain is geographically situated in the northern hemisphere and in a temperate zone, its climate is divided into four seasons. Like many other European countries, each season is quite different in Spain. And if you plan to go to the capital of Andalucia, take a look at the forecast for Seville.
Contrary to what it should be according to its geographical position, Spain has a 1-hour lead compared to its time zone peers (e.g. Portugal, Ireland, UK, Morocco). On top of this, Spain is divided into 2 time zones.
Additionally, did you know that it's common practice in the European Union to apply daylight saving dates? All members change it at the the same time.
And don't forget that official time is always given in 24-hour format (also known as "military time" in the US and Canada). There are no traditional ante meridiem and post meridiem suffixes in Spanish.
Despite being one of the biggest countries in Europe, Spain is very well communicated. You will find several options to travel throughout Spain, but also to and from other countries.
Air: Spain has 45 commercial airports. The most important cities are connected by both domestic and international flights.
Train: There are more than 15,000 km (9,321 mi) of railway tracks. All of them are managed by Renfe, a state-owned and very efficient company.
Car: Enjoy the freedom to travel where and when you want, stopping whenever you need it. Spain's roads and highways are in excellent condition.
Bus: Definitely the cheapest and easiest way to travel around.
Life in Spain is fun! We have a very particular way of looking at things and our schedules are a little bit crazy.
In fact, you will soon notice the relaxed and laid back atmosphere, and the souther you go, the more accentuated it becomes. The people are very warm and welcoming and you will felt like you could easily fit in.
That's why Spain is among the top 3 most visited countries every year!
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