Western Europe
Time Zone
GMT + 1 hour
(6 hours ahead of US Eastern)
Geographical Area
504,782 Sq. km (194,981 sq miles)
40.4 Million (approximately)
85% Catholic; 15% Other.
Parliamentary monarchy (Democracy)
No visas required for US citizens.
No vaccinations required.
Good emergency health care.
Travel Tips
- English widely spoken.
- Good driving conditions.
- Normal personal safety
- Good public transportation.
- Formal attire (Casinos/top restaurants).
- Recommended tip (Rest./Bar/Taxi)10%.
- Good credit cards and ATM
- Tax free shopping for tourists.



Mysterious and enchanting, Spain welcomes over forty million tourists a year and is renowned for its hospitality and 'joie de vivre'.
The country's rich history is reflected in its beautiful cities, monuments and palaces. Spain has nine cities with historic centers, declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO - more than any other country in the world.
The country's famous museums, such as El Prado in Madrid, Picaso in Barcelona and Guggenheim in Bilbao, display some of the finest works of Spanish artists including Picasso, Miro, Dali, El Greco and Velazquez.
The green and mountainous north provides a complete contrast to the Mediterranean coast, with its cosmopolitan beach resorts and picturesque white washed villages.
The islands of Mallorca, Ibiza have their share of historic sights, as well as great beaches and nightlife. The Canary Islands are famous for their unique characteristics and mild sub-tropical climate.
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Mysterious and enchanting, Madrid harmoniously blends ancient history with modern day features, typical of a fast developing city.
Madrid harmoniously blends ancient history with modern day features, typical of a fast developing city.

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Spirited and full of tradition, Seville deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and romantic of Spain's ancient cities.
In the city's historic quarter, attractions include Santa Cruz Jewish quarter; the Gothic Cathedral, said to be the final resting place of Columbus; the Giralda Tower; the Moorish Alcazar Palace and the beautiful Maria Luisa Park.

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Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, has a wealth of scenery to enjoy and many historic sights to visit.
The main attractions include beautiful beaches, Palma's Cathedral, the Bellver Castle, Valledemosa Town and the Drach Caves.
The island's wide choice of beach resort areas range from the cosmopolitan in and around Palma, to the more secluded settings of the northern region.

Canary Islands  
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This archipelago of contrasting islands, situated off the coast of North Africa, has a mild sub-tropical climate the whole year round and many attractions for the visitor.
Tenerife, the largest of the islands, has a variety of landscapes including the imposing El Teide volcano mountain, the lush green sup-tropical valleys in the north and the desert terrain of the south, where most beach resorts are located.

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Sophisticated and culturally rich, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia, with its own language and ancient history.The city has broad avenues and striking architecture.

Costa del Sol
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Sunny southern Spain with its dramatic mountains, white washed Andalucian village houses and lively beach resorts, also has many places of cultural interest to visit.
The Moors ruled over this part of Spain and in their capital Granada, the Alcazaba and Alhambra are reminders of the fabulous achievements of Moorish art and architecture.

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Ibiza with its picturesque white washed houses and beautiful beaches has inspired painters and is frequented by many artists. In the picturesque capital, you can visit the old quarter with its 16th century Fortress, the Archeological Museum and the Cathedral.
The island has many secluded beaches, backed by a tranquil setting of pine forests and there are nudist beaches for those who prefer an even tan.