In terms of the number of foreign tourists, it is second only to France. Tourism in Spain is one of the most developed sectors of the national economy. Every year Spain receives millions of tourists from all over the world who are attracted by the beaches and resorts of Spain, wonderful hotels, water parks, casinos, discos, a wonderful climate, and interesting gastronomy. The country's rich historical and cultural heritage also plays a huge role. The mild Spanish climate allows tourism all year round. In many regions of Spain, the number of sunny days per year exceeds 300, in winter the temperature does not drop below 0 degrees, and precipitation is very moderate and falls seasonally. Tourism in Spain is very diverse. Beach lovers will undoubtedly be attracted by the Canary and Balearic Islands, the Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol. Spanish beaches are annually awarded blue flags - the highest international marks for purity and quality. Connoisseurs of museums, history, culture, ancient monuments can spend an unforgettable vacation in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Granada, Toledo and other cities. For centuries Spain has been the cultural center of Europe. Both large cities of the country and small villages keep monuments of many cultures: Celtic, Greek, Phoenician, Roman, Arab, Jewish and Christian.
Key info
Currency:
Euro
Language:
Spanish
Population:
46.5 million
Area:
195.31 thousand sq mi(505.99 thousand sq km)
Local Weather:
Clear Sky, 102°F (39°C) Wind W at 13.63 mph (21.92 kmh), 11.0% Humidity