Spain is a beautiful country, boasting the Pyrenees Mountains and an expansive coastline along the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. With the second largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Spain’s relaxed lifestyle and unique culture, along with its famous fiestas and festivals attract many tourists every year.
Spain shares a border with Portugal, Morocco, Gibraltar, Andorra and France. Spain runs on Central European Standard Time (CET) which is 1 hour ahead of Universal Coordinated Time (UTC+1) during winter and 2 hours ahead during summer.
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Spain is a country full of passionate and interesting people. Here you’ll find that eating, drinking and celebrating are the Spaniards’ principal way of spending time together.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Spain is in the Spring. The weather is very comfortable, with long warm days and cooler nights. Summer is also a popular time as the country comes alive with festivals.
Climate and temperature varies across the country depending on the region, but on the whole, Spain is known best as a sun-drenched Mediterranean destination. Temperatures below are averages for Barcelona:
Spain is an easy country to travel around. Public transport includes high-speed rail, buses, flights and taxis, and good quality roads cover most of the country. Bigger cities like Madrid and Barcelona also have a great Metro system. On Sundays, you may need to plan some extra time to get around as the public transport system doesn’t run as often.
Dialing code +34
Visas - A visa is not required for tourists up to 90 days.
Language is Spanish.
The drinking age in Spain is 18. Some regions still
Tipping - It is not customary to
Drive on the right side of the road.
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