Spain is a country of great geographical and cultural diversity, often a surprise to tourists hoping to find a country mostly known for sun and beach tourism. Travel to Spain and you’ll find it all, from lush pastures, green valleys, hills and snow-capped mountains in the northern regions to near-desert areas in the south. Its beaches are also famous and worth visiting, charming little coves in the North and long sandy beaches in the South and West, not forgetting the exotic black sand beaches in the volcanic Canary Islands.
Spaniards love to enjoy their fiestas and siestas in the middle of the day, dress in the latest fashions, eat tapas in the many bars throughout each city or have delicious traditional food with friends and family. The phrase «Spain is different» is commonly heard and perfectly reflects the relaxed attitude and passion to enjoy everything that life has to offer.
Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe.
It is the world’s largest producer of olive oil.
It has 44 places considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Spain was the first country in the world where wind energy was the main source of electricity.
Spain has produced some of the world’s greatest artists – Velázquez in the 17th century, Goya in the 18th and 19th, and Picasso, Miró and Dalí in the 20th.