The diversity of experience and life in Spain is
immeasurable. It is probably Europe's most geographical
diverse country, ranging from the near-deserts of
eastern Andalucia to the green countryside and deep
coastal inlets of Galicia. But contrary to
popular belief, there's a great deal more to Spain
than concrete apartment blocks and the Costa del
The country covers over nearly 300,000 sq miles making
it the second biggest country in Western Europe. Travel
is easy, accommodation plentiful, the climate generally
benign, the people relaxed and fun loving, the beaches
long and sandy, and food and drink easy to come by
and full of regional variation.
It is also well known for its plethora of colourful
fiestas and unbelievably vibrant nightlife. It's not
suprising that more than 40 million foreigners a year
take holidays in Spain.
It's a phenomenal land to discover the unique people
and characteristics of each contrasting region and
also a wealth of vibrant history from great 20th century
artists (Dali, Picasso, Miro), to the prehistoric.
Architecture is glorious - influences from the Romans,
Moors and Catholicism have created an amazing blend
of styles in Spain. From stunning coastal cities like
Barcelona that have captured the imagination of the
world to vibrant and unique regional cultures and
the cool clublife of the Balearic islands - the party
never stops in Spain.
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