Spain is a storied country of stone castles, snowcapped mountains, vast monuments, and sophisticated cities, all of which have made it a favorite travel destination. The country is geographically and culturally diverse.
Its heartland is the Meseta, a broad central plateau half a mile above sea level. Much of the region is traditionally given over to cattle ranching and grain production; it was in this rural setting that Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote tilted at the tall windmills that still dot the landscape in several places.
In the country’s northeast are the broad valley of the Ebro River, the mountainous region of Catalonia, and the hilly coastal plain of Valencia.
To the northwest is the Cantabrian Mountains, a rugged range in which heavily forested, rain-swept valleys are interspersed with tall peaks.
To the south is the citrus-orchard-rich and irrigated lands of the valley of the Guadalquivir River, celebrated in the renowned lyrics of Spanish poets Federico García Lorca and Antonio Machado; over this valley rises the snowcapped Sierra Nevada.
The southern portion of the country is desert, an extension of the Sahara made familiar to Americans through the “spaghetti western” films of the 1960s and early ’70s.
Lined with palm trees, rosemary bushes, and other tropical vegetation, the southeastern Mediterranean coast and the Balearic Islands enjoy a gentle climate, drawing millions of visitors and retirees, especially from northern Europe.
Spain’s countryside is quaint, speckled with castles, aqueducts, and ancient ruins, but its cities are resoundingly modern. The Andalusian capital of Sevilla (Seville) is famed for its musical culture and traditional folkways; Málaga, which is also located in Andalusia, is the hub of the fame “Costa del Sol” (Sun Coast); the Catalonian capital of Barcelona for its secular architecture and maritime industry; and the national capital of Madrid for its winding streets, its museums and bookstores, and its around-the-clock lifestyle. Madrid is Spain’s largest city and is also its financial and cultural center, as it has been for hundreds of years.
The many and varied cultures that have gone into the making of Spain—those of the Castilians, Catalonians, Lusitanians, Galicians, Basques, Romans, Arabs, Jews, and Roma (Gypsies), among other peoples—are renowned for their varied cuisines, customs, and prolific contributions to the world’s artistic heritage.
All in all, Spain has something for everyone! Come and enjoy!
FESTIVALS IN SPAIN
Spain is the country of fiestas and festivals! Every village, every city, no matter how big or small, has their own unique celebrations! From the famous HOLY WEEK (SEMANA SANTA), which celebrates the last week of JESUS CHRIST, to the RUNNING OF THE BULLS (SAN FERMIN), to celebrating CHRISTMAS, this is the country for FESTIVALS for everyone!
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Spain has everything for those who loves SPORTS and ENTERTAINMENT. If you are a fan of “Fútbol” (Soccer), Spain has the best teams in the world such as REAL MADRID and BARCELONA.
If you are a lover of GOLF, Spain has some of the best GOLF COURSES in EUROPE, featuring the beautiful courses within the COSTA DEL SOL (known as the “COSTA DEL GOLF” – with over 80 golf courses, year round golfing).
If you love BASKETBALL, some of the best teams in EUROPE are in Spain, featuring the teams from Barcelona, Madrid and Málaga!
Traditional Sports and Entertainment of Spain features:
– “PELOTA VASCA” (Jai Alai)
– HAND BALL
– BULL FIGHTING
– “FUTBÓL SALA” (Indoor Soccer)
and many more!
Water Sports in Spain features:
– Surfing in Tarifa (Province of Cádiz)
– Salt Water and Fresh Water Fishing
– Deep Sea Fishing
– Water Polo
Family Entertainment in Spain features:
– Parque del Retiro (Madrid)
– Loro Parque (Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife – Canary Islands)
– Plaza de España (Sevilla)
– Port Aventura (Salou, Tarragona)
– Siam Park (Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife – Canary Islands)
– Oceanográfica (Valencia)
– Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias – City of the Arts and Science (Valencia)
– Fuente Mágica (Barcelona)
Also, there are many Charters Trips and Cruises from Spain!
Spain has some of the best beaches in the WORLD featuring:
– COSTA DEL SOL (mostly in the Province of Málaga)
– COSTA DE LA LUZ (the Province of Cádiz)
– The beaches of ASTURIAS
– The natural beaches of CANTABRICA
– COSTA BRAVA (between Barcelona and the French border)
– The PLAYA DEL INGLËS and the dunes of MASPALOMAS (Gran Canarias Islands)
– The excitement of PALMA DE MAJORCA and so much more, the beaches are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD in SPAIN!
Major musical entertainers visit SPAIN frequently, mostly in the cities of MADRID and BARCELONA. There is live music of year-round that covers all types and styles. Traditional music and dance such as FLAMENCO, SEVILLANAS, TUNA MUSIC, etc. will please your ears and warm your heart.
And, if you like dancing, SPAIN has some of the best nightclubs in the world! Small and intimate or enormous and impeccable – featuring IBIZA (Las Vegas with a Beach), there’s something for everyone!
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