Welcome to Spain
Welcome to Spain - The Country of Sun, Flamenco and Paella
Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula in the South West of Europe. It also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean and two small cities in North Africa.
The best time to visit Spain is from May to October, when the weather is warm and sunny. Moreover, Spain is known for its passion to dance as temperamental flamenco, tango and national merengue has charmed the whole world. Spain is also appreciated for its exquisite art, especially noted in the fine art. El Greco, Diego Velazquez, Francisco de Goya are just a few to name. Spain impresses with its idyllic climate, friendly locals, a popular dynamic nightlife, and well-known excellent food. The most popular dishes are Paella, Spanish omelette and Tapas, as well as products like dry-cured Spanish ham or Sangria.
Information & Facts
Spain has 52 international airports. The largest airport in Spain is Madrid-Barajas, it is a symbol of modernity and progress and has consolidated its leading position among world airports, being the fifth in Europe in numbers of passengers. In addition the important airports are Barcelona-El Prat or Palma de Mallorca Airport. There are trains connecting the big cities and local busses in all towns.
There are no health risks associated with traveling to Spain. Spain has a health agreement with most EU countries, providing emergency health care for EU travellers on the same terms as Spanish nationals, but EU travellers must take a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
In case of an emergency there are different numbers to dial:
112 (general emergency)
061 (medical emergency)
The official language is Spanish, but English is well understood in tourist areas. Galician, Catalan and Basque are spoken in some regions.
The official currency of Spain is the Euro. Most of the credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants, and shops.
Smoking is prohibited in all public places.
In Spain, you should avoid talking about politics and economy.