Spain Travel Guide
Spain is one of the most popular summer destinations in Europe and a symbol of an indomitable human nature. Spain is also famous for its rich history, Castilian architecture, unique cuisine and flamenco dance. Social scientist and philosopher Salvador de Madariaga believed that honor is a basis for the Spanish national character. Most people in Spain are friendly minded, cheerful and prefer relaxing and eating well. Be sure that Spaniards are not couch potatoes, as bars and cafes for them are the best places to meet each other. For bulk of people, evening means not the time they go to bed, but the time they hang out and socialize with friends. This is confirmed by the tradition of a late dinner at 11:00pm. The Mediterranean climate has a huge impact on the Spanish nature and people’s mentality. The summer heat doesn’t inspire to work hard, while the coolness in the evening encourage to get out and enjoy life. There are a lot of places to visit in Spain. Madrid and Barcelona are the iconic cities and vast majority start their journey from there. Granada is a city of Moorish culture surrounded by snow-peaked mountains of Sierra Nevada. Salou will deliver full range entertainment on the beaches and in the amusement parks. The Canary Islands offer a cheaper, peaceful and traditional experience for families or those looking for a secluded island getaway. Majorca and Ibiza have a number of clubs with all night parties that would keep you dancing the night away as this makes the Balearic Islands a top destination for the young and those young at heart.
If you decided to visit Spain be ready to face an average daily bill of 39 EUR in Madrid or Barcelona, in addition to plane tickets and accommodation. Naturally, the greater part of this amount will cover transportation and food expenses, but some may require money for trinkets and souvenirs, as prices are lower than in other EU countries, while during January and August the seasonal sales are held. Spain is a great place to visit not only because of gorgeous beaches, nightlife and cultural events, but because it will spare your wallet unlike other Western European countries. As a country geographically and culturally diverse, Spain can be surprisingly exciting for those who visit it for the first time.