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WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM SPAIN?

Spectacular and always different landscapes, traditions and folklore, cities embraced by the mountains and overlooking the sea.

Spain is a fascinating country that extends from the green hills of the North to the borders of the Mediterranean where European culture meets Arab culture passing through the fjords and slopes of Galicia, the mountains of Asturias, the Basque countries and the cultural liveliness of cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.

It is a place where ancient traditions are kept in the alleys of the white villages of Andalusia and the joy of living is shared at the table in a riot of flavors.

It is a country where sacred and profane meet in the shadow of the ancient cathedrals and umbrellas that color the beaches of the coast and the Balearic islands.

It is a place where you can get in touch with nature by walking along ancient pilgrimage routes or walking on the wild and volcanic beaches of the Canary Islands. The wishes of each traveler will be satisfied.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO in Spain

Underwater museum in Lanzarote

Parc Güell in Barcellona

INFORMATION AND AVERAGE COSTS OF A TRIP

Accommodation – From hostels for pilgrims, to the casonas asturianas passing through the cortijos of Andalusia or the pazos, the ancient Galician houses. The offer of accommodation in Spain is wide and allows you to live comfortable stays both in typical accommodation and in modern hotels.

Food – Mediterranean flavors, gourmet dishes and street food, Spanish cuisine is different from region to region and characterized by genuine local products. Paella is perhaps the most famous and revisited dish of Spanish cuisine. Born in Valencia where it is prepared with rabbit meat, chicken and, in its most traditional version, snails. Famous in Madrid is the Cocido madrileño a stew made from chickpeas, vegetables, pork, bacon and sausages.
The Asturian Fabada, on the other hand, is a dish based on white beans typical of the north of the country, while these two cold soups made with raw vegetables arrive from Andalusia.
The gazpacho, made with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions and vinegar and the Salmorejo, typical of Cordoba, is more dense and its ingredients are garlic, tomatoes, olive oil and bread and can be served with diced ham, boiled eggs or toasted croutons. Try the Tapas, a gastronomic specialty that dates back to the 17th century and includes unique products such as the unsurpassed Iberian ham, the traditional Spanish tortilla, the best seafood and even haute cuisine dishes, which can be tasted in small quantities in the form of tapa. In all countries and cities of Spain there are bars, taverns and even entire neighborhoods specializing in tapas.

Flying to Spain – The country’s main airports are in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Palma de Mallorca, Malaga for the South Coast, Gran Canaria, Alicante / Elche and Tenerife South.

Getting around – Spain has a high-speed train network (AVE) that connects the most important tourist destinations in less than three hours. In addition there are numerous tourist trains that allow you to make thematic and very suggestive itineraries. You can travel in the country thanks to numerous bus companies or by car, while connections with the islands are guaranteed by sea connections and internal flights.

Suggested daily budget – around 30 to 100 EUR

MONEY SAVING TIPS

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Buy the citypass to get around by public transport cities like Madrid and Barcelona have a city pass card that allow you to easily explore museums and tourist attractions.
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Eat in typical places read the prices of the menus on display and choose the ones that inspire you.
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Plan visits to museums, historic buildings, places of interest book tickets online to skip the line.
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