Spain is a country based in south-western Europe
. The official name for the country is the Kingdom of Spain. Over 52 million tourists visit Spain each year. The capital of Spain is Madrid.
The weather in the North of Spain tends to be rainy on the whole, but on the coastline to the South and east of Spain you find the dry zone, with high temperatures all year round. Also the weather in the central part of Spain can vary from hot to cold.
The nightlife in Spain tends to revolve around bars & nightclubs. Most Spaniards seem to have mastered walking, talking, drinking and dancing until the sun comes up. Bars tend to stay open until 3.00 or 4.00 am. Nightclubs tend to stay open until dawn.
Those of you that enjoy shopping will find shops ranging from side street stalls to flea markets to designer shops selling the latest in fashions. Shopping in Spain is great for those with money; try to bargain with them for a good price!
I am going to go more in depth later in my blog about the top ten best cities to travel to in Spain. Here is the top ten list: -
1. Barcelona – The capital of Catalonia, it’s the second largest city in Spain. Known for its impressive culture, famous monuments and marvellous museums and art galleries.
2. Valencia – Is know for its orange groves, music and fireworks and is situated on the banks of Turia. Valencia is the third largest city in Spain.
3. Madrid – Is a modern city, with lovely parks and fantastic museums. It’s the capital and the largest city in Spain.
4. San Sebastian – Is on the coast of the Bay of Biscay. It is only 20 km away from the French border. It’s only a small city, but still well known for its tourism and commerce.
5. Granada – One hour from the Mediterranean coast, it sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s considered one of the three jewels of Andalusia.
6. Salamanca – Is known for its beautiful buildings and its urban environment, It’s an old city located in western Spain.
7. Santiago de Compostela – Is located in northern Spain, It is known for its cathedral and its old town being designated a world heritage site.
8. Bilbao – This city is known for its famous, unique river crossing called the Puente Colgante. It is also known for its beautiful Guggenheim museum. Bilbao is in the north of Spain.
9. Cordoba – Another world heritage site, this city has been around since at least the 8th century BC. It is located in Andalusia, southern Spain and was once known as “The Jewel of the World”.
10. Malaga – Is the fifth largest city in Spain and the second most popular with tourists. It lies on the Costa del Sol, in Andalusia, southern Spain.