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Tourist guide Spain

Located in the southwest of Europe, Spain is one of the most important tourist destinations, visited by millions of tourists each year. Travelling to Spain is an enriching experience, providing a wide variety of destinations, activities and landscapes within one country. It is seen as an exotic land because of its friendly people, warm weather, laid-back lifestyle, cuisine, exciting night-life, and its world famous festivities and folklore.

Beachgoers are lucky since Spain is circled with beautiful beaches, from the Costa del Sol in the south, to the surfing areas around the town of San Sebastian in the north. The country has also a rich history and offers six cities that have been declared UNESCO World Heritage sites, more than any other country in the world. Visitors will admire a wealth of early Christian and Moorish buildings and monuments, as well as the remains of some incredible medieval sites.

In addition, Spain's importance as a destination for international meetings has increased notably in recent years. It is now among the top destinations in international sector rankings. There is a great selection of venues, with more than 50 conferences centers situated in Spain's main cities, a large number of hotels with all the necessary facilities, along with a huge variety of centers and multi-purpose complexes equipped with everything to host your event successfully.

Some useful information

Airport number : 5

Number of railway stations : 5

Timezone : GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Telephone prefix : +34

Weight & measures : Metric system

Electricity : 220 volts, European 2 round pins plug.

Identity card

Capital : Madrid

Main cities : Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Cadiz and Malaga.

Official language : Castellano (Spanish official), Catalan,Galician, Basque

Currency :
Euro (EUR)
€ 1.00 = AED 5.01 A$ 1.37 C$ 1.37 € 1.00 NZ$ 1.77 £ 0.86 US$ 1.36 R 9.80

Public Holidays :

New Year’s Day: 1 January 2011 /2012
Good Friday: 22 April 2011 / 6 April 2012
Labour Day: 1 May 2011 / 2012
Assumption of Mary: 15 August 2011 / 2012
National Day: 12 October 2011 / 2012
All Saints Day: 1 November 2011 / 2012
Constitution Day: 6 December 2011 / 2012
Immaculate Conception: 8 December 2011 / 2012
Christmas Day:  25 December 2011 / 2012