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Why Visit Spain

Spain, situated in the south-western part of Europe is an incredible tourist location. Owing to its various interesting natural sites like the snow-capped mountains, white sand beaches, sprawling green plains and the valleys, Spain is thronged by tourists from all over the world. Not only these, but the tourists are also fascinated by the different structures and architectural wonders including the various palaces, parks, cathedrals, castles, beaches and museums. Popular Destinations in Spain will let you know more about this aspect.

Madrid and Barcelona are the most visited and the most sought-after Popular Destinations in Spain. The former represents a modern city with stupendous and astounding architectures reflecting cultural heritage and tradition. The Plaza Mayor and the Plaza de la Villa are the prominent places in this city. The magnificent Royal Palace, the Botanical Gardens, the Casa de Campo and the famous Prado Museum are some of the popular things to be seen in Madrid.

Popular Destinations in Spain:

Madrid - The city is located on the river Manzanares in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages). The capital of Spain, located in the heart of the peninsula and right in the center of the Castillian plain 646 meters above sea level, has a population of over three million.

Barcelona - Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a cosmopolitan Mediterranean city that incorporates in its urban street pattern Roman remains, medieval districts and the most beautiful examples of Modernism and 20th century avant-garde art.

Bilbao - Bilbao is the heart of a metropolis with a population of more than a million people. It is the driving force of social and economic development and it is the main factor in the modernisation of the Gulf of Biscay.

Cordoba - Situated deep in Andalusian Autonomous Region, Cordoba is a compendium of history and modernity. This ancient city, which has been declared World Heritage Site, is a living legacy of the diverse cultures that settled in it throughout history.

Granada - Granada has a vast network of accommodation, including historic buildings, such as the old convent of Santa Paula (AC Hotel) and the convent of San Francisco (Parador de Turismo located inside the Alhambra), "cármenes" (traditional villas with gardens) in the Albaicín, and cave houses in Sacromonte.

Santiago de Compostela - Discover Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the Region of Galicia. Millions of people from all over the world come to this city every year, many of them reaching the end of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.

Salamanca - Salamanca is in the central area of Spain, 212 kilometres from the capital, Madrid. Universal, magnificent, wise, young and golden: this city is an inland destination well worth discovering for many reasons.

Sevilla - Seville is a remarkable southern business and service centre, having many hotel beds distributed all over the city allowing the visitor to discover the many attractions the city holds.

Valencia - Valencia equals commerce, culture, cinema, theatre, museums, music, business. It is a place for international and avant-garde design and one of the most attractive cities in Europe when it comes to fairs and conventions.

Zaragoza - one of Spain's major cities. The capital of the Region of Aragon is located on the banks of the Ebro River, halfway between Madrid and Barcelona. There are many reasons to come to this open, friendly city.

Getting Around in Spain:

By Land:
Spain Motorhome Rental
Hire a motorhome and tour in Spain. Excellent campsites are available for tourers throughout Spain, This is a perfect solution to family road holidays in Spain, with Auto Caravan Express, McRent RV Hire, & Euromotorhome Motorhome Hire ranging in model from 2 to 6 berth luxury motorhomes.

Choose Rental depots from: Barcelona, Bilbao, Gijon, Madrid, Malaga, Murcia, San Sebastian, Tudela, Valencia, Vittoria.

Spain Car Leasing
If you wish to travel by car, we have the following Car leasing in Spain suppliers to choose from, Renault Leasing, Peugeot Car Leasing, Citroen Car Leasing

By Car:
Spain Car Rental
Would you like to try Car Hire in Spain ?, We can help you with that too. Spain Car Rental .

Spain Rail Passes
Travelling by Train is your preference, we help you with your Rail passes, check our Spain Eurail Passes rates here.

By Water:
Spain Canalboat Rental
If your desire is to explore Canals of Spain, We have 1 Canalboat rental supplier. France Passion Plaisance. We can help taylor your holiday that will suit your needs.With a base in Riba Roja d'Ebre.

Spanish Cuisine:
The Spanish have never acquired the international reputation for haute cuisine enjoyed by their French neighbours. And millions of foreign tourists who flock to Spain’s costas each summer find their menu options at best limited and at worst swimming in garlic!

In fact many overseas visitors never sample a taste of the “real Spain” because the most popular coastal areas have been saturated with fast food joints and international restaurants.

To savour the truly wonderful world of Spanish food it’s essential to venture beyond the seaside tourist traps and follow the example of the Spaniards. Food is far more than a way of keeping body and soul together in Spain – it’s an entire experience and the focal point of the Spanish way of life.

Spanish food reflects this vast country’s turbulent history, diverse geography and Mediterranean culture. Centuries of occupation by the Moors, who were the first to cultivate olives and oranges in Spain, made a huge impact on the Spanish diet as did decades of extreme poverty suffered by millions under Franco’s repressive regime.

Spain Climate:
The climate varies tremendously in Spain, due to its large size. Visitors can generally expect a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters.
The vast central plateau, or Meseta, has a continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters. Rain generally falls in spring and autumn. The mountains surrounding the plateau have a higher rainfall and often experience heavy snowfalls in winter.

North of the Cantabrian mountains, the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia have a maritime climate, with cool summers and mild winters. The weather is often cloudy with frequent rainfall.

On the Mediterranean coast, the climate is moderate with rain in spring and autumn. Murcia has an almost African climate and is characterized by numerous palm trees. Rainfall is low and the calina, or heat haze, is common during summer.

On the Atlantic coast, the summers are cooler and fairly heavy rainfall occurs during winter. Inland, the summers are hot and the rainfall decreases.

The Balearic islands have a maritime climate, with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers.

The Canary Islands have an even warmer climate. The coastal areas are fairly mild, but the interior, especially in arid areas of Tenerife, can get very hot during the day with cold nights. Mount Teide is often snowcapped in winter and the vast majority of rain falls in winter.

Required clothing: Light- to mediumweights and rainwear, according to the season


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