Why choose Spain?
Every year millions of tourists decide to travel to Spain, the country has been one of the most important tourist destinations of the last decades becoming the third most popular travel destination in the world.
Spain is a country rich in history and culture, inhabited by Romans, Arabs, Celts, and many other cultures who have all left their imprint in the country.important tourist destinations of the last decades becoming the third most popular travel destination in the world.
From North to South Spain has received influence from neighbouring countries. But also, as the Southern most frontier of Europe, it has been a bridge between the European continent and Northern African cultures.
Today, Spain is known for its Flamenco, bullfighting, gastronomy, literature, paintings, architecture, etc.
Flamenco refers both to the dance and the music typical from the South of Spain, characterised by guitars, clapping, expressive lyrics, colourful long dresses in women and sober black costumes in men. Flamenco music has its origins in the gypsy communities, and has probably received influence from Arabic and Jewish music.
One of the delights of Spanish culture today is its gastronomy. The country is famous by its excellent wines such as Rioja, Jerez (sherry), Ribera del Duero, among others.
Spanish food is also popular worldwide. Traditional cuisine is based on the Mediterranean diet, considered to be one of the healthiest of the world, since the country is an important producer of fruits, vegetables, meat and fish. Typical dishes vary from one region to another, we may mention: the paella, fish dishes, seafood preparations from the north of the country, potato and onion omelette (tortilla), cured ham with its different varieties: Serrano, Iberico, etc.
Leaving aside traditions, Spain is also rich in art and history. Painters like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miró or Goya portrayed different images of the country.
Spain is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. It has a lot to offer to the visitor, rich in history, culture, traditions, gastronomy and also geography, with very different landscapes. Known, as a tourist destination for sun and sea, Spain is much more than beach tourism, some of its most beautiful spots remain undiscovered.
If you like water sports, you’ll find in the Spanish coasts resources for surfing, scuba-diving, sailing, etc.
If you prefer the mountain you’ll find great places for trekking, skiing, snow-boarding… Historic or religious paths, like the one used for peregrination to Saint Jacques Cross Spain for those who are ready to walk and to discover the more traditional and authentic side of the country.
Traditions and fiestas like bull-running in Pamplona, setting fire to the huge paper constructions in the “Fallas” of Valencia, religious parades for Easter celebrations, the famous “Semana Santa”, tomato fights on the streets of Buñol (Valencia), etc.
Sightseeing gives you the opportunity of finding roman ruins, celtic remainings, moorish constructions, modern buildings, world heritage cities, and amazing parks and gardens, among others.
Make the most of your time in Spain and experience its culture, history, discover its villages, sky resorts, beaches, tapas, fiestas, wines, … there’s so much more to do and to see!.