Spain Travel Guide
Spain is the country most visited of the world before France. Spain located in the south of the European Union. Spain has 194,884 miles (504,782 kms) and a population of 44,708,964 inhabitants.
The Spanish climate is extremely diverse; it can Continental in the inland areas of the Peninsula (Madrid), mediterranean along the southern and eastern coast (Valencia, Barcelona) and Oceanic in Galicia and the coastal strip by the Bay of Biscay (Bilbao).
Different cultures have settled in the area of modern Spain, such as the Celts, Iberians, Romans, Visigoths, and Muslims.
During the Middle Ages, large areas were under the control of Islamic rulers.
Cordoba, Muslim Spain's capital, was viewed as the richest and most sophisticated city of medieval Europe. Mediterranean trade and cultural exchange flourished. Muslims imported a rich intellectual tradition from the Middle East and North Africa. Muslim and Jewish scholars played a major part in reviving and expanding classical Greek learning in Western Europe. Spain's romanized cultures interacted with Muslim and Jewish cultures in complex ways, giving Spain a distinctive culture.
In 1469, the crowns of the Christian kingdoms of Castile and Arag√≥n were united by the marriage of Isabella and Ferdinand. In 1492, these united kingdoms captured Granada, ending a 781 year presence of Islamic rule on the Iberian Peninsula. The year 1492 also marked the arrival in the New World of Christopher Columbus, during a voyage funded by Isabella. That same year, Spain's large Jewish community was expelled during the Spanish Inquisition.
The unification of the kingdoms of Arag√≥n, Castile, Leon, and Navarre laid the basis for modern Spain and the Spanish Empire. Spain became the most powerful country in Europe, but continued wars and other problems gradually reduced Spain to a diminished status.
The 20th century was dominated in the middle years by the Franco dictatorship; with the dawn of a stable democracy in 1978, and having joined what is now known as the European Union in 1986, Spain has enjoyed an economic and cultural renaissance.
Spain Sights and Museums
Madrid and Barcelona are the two big and sugestive city of Spain interesting to visit, included the north of Spain, Vigo, Galicia, Pontevedra. The south of spain is ideal to relax or make a fun with very good beaches for ex. Andalucia, Extremadura, the balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Valencia, Catalonia.
The Museo del Prado, in Madrid, is the biggest pinacotheque of Spain and one of the most important museums of the world.
The Alhambra in Granada is an massive castle constructed over many centuries. It consists of gardens, fortifications and sumptuous palaces. It was the home of many of the Arabic Sultans who ruled the whole province. The Albaic√≠n is the old Arabic quarter located on the hill opposite the Alhambra. It is characterised by cobble stoned streets with white washed houses. Despite several centuries of neglect and architectural barbarities allowed by the town council it still retains a strong Arabic feeling.
Spain offer a lot of Events, celebrations, Party, and Holiday. The San Sebastian Film Festival on 19 Jenuary, the Carnaval, late of febrary in all of country of Spain, the wildest Cadiz and Sitges, in march have a week long party in Valencia with
with fireworks, dancing, parties all days.
La semana santa (holy Easter) with parade for the streets for exemple in Sevilla.
,tomatoes splashed in a friends riot faces. Runnin Of The Bulls for the streets of Pamplona in July.
All Of Spain Have good and orgazied system of Metro, Busses, cheepest taxies.Spain has good Rail connections by train, With talgo and AVE.Have different Spanish Airlines for ex. Iberia, Spanair, but anyway a lot of europian low cost Airlines fly from/to Spain at day, RyanAir, Easyjet. Also international charter flyes.