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Spain Tour

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Over view

Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church.

Spain is a storied country of stone castles, snowcapped mountains, vast monuments, and sophisticated cities, all of which have made it a favoured travel destination. The country is geographically and culturally diverse. Its heartland is the Meseta, a broad central plateau half a mile above sea level. Much of the region is traditionally given over to cattle ranching and grain production; it was in this rural setting that Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote tilted at the tall windmills that still dot the landscape in several places. In the country’s northeast are the broad valley of the Ebro River, the mountainous region of Catalonia, and the hilly coastal plain of Valencia. To the northwest is the Cantabrian Mountains, a rugged range in which heavily forested, rain-swept valleys are interspersed with tall peaks.

To the south is the citrus-orchard-rich and irrigated lands of the valley of the Guadalquivir River, celebrated in the renowned lyrics of Spanish poets Federico García Lorca and Antonio Machado; over this valley rises the snowcapped Sierra Nevada. The southern portion of the country is desert, an extension of the Sahara made familiar to Americans through the “spaghetti western” films of the 1960s and early ’70s. Lined with palm trees, rosemary bushes, and other tropical vegetation, the southeastern Mediterranean coast and the Balearic Islands enjoy a gentle climate, drawing millions of visitors and retirees, especially from northern Europe.

Facts about Spain
  • Spain – or the Kingdom of Spain, to give the country it’s official title – is the second-largest country in the European Union after France. It measures up at around 506,000 square kilometers if you include the Canary Islands and the Spanish territories along the North African coastline.
  • The Spanish town of Girona was the place, where Gustave Eiffel “warmed up” before the Eiffel Tower. He built a bridge, one of the eleven bridges in the town, at the spot where four rivers meet.
  • Many people think that paella is a national dish in Spain but the locals have a different opinion.
  • Spain is a country located in the southwestern region of Europe.
  • It ranks as one of the four largest countries in Europe. Morocco, France, and Portugal share borders with Spain, but it also shares a border with Gibraltar, a territory owned by the United Kingdom
  • The peninsula areas are part of the Mediterranean climate. Those areas are both warm and dry. Regions in the south and east are semi-arid and can include some deserts. Much of the nation experiences an oceanic climate, which includes regular rainfall and both warm and cool temperatures.
  • The best time to visit Spain can include the late spring or the early fall.
  • Summer can bring temperatures well above 90 or even 100 degrees Fahrenheit and droughts.
  • Experts often recommend visiting Spain in September or October when the weather is cooler.
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