Spain typically conjures up images of matadors, sangria, flamenco dancers and paella. While Spain offers all of these traditional cliches in abundance, the country’s real attraction is to be found in its passionate, laid back people and its unbeatable natural beauty. Even along the well beaten tourist tracks, there are authentic Spanish experiences to be had, traditional local dishes to sample and idyllic villages of timeless charm to be explored. Like the country’s famous tapas, Spain itself is a veritable smorgasbord of thriving cities, bizarre festivals, panoramic views and breathtaking beaches – rendering it a beautiful and beguiling country unlike any other.

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Electrical sockets (outlets) used in Spain are "Type C", "Type E" and "Type F" with 2 pin wall sockets; electricity supply…

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Currency – Euro (EUR; symbol €) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations…

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Tap water is generally safe to drink in Spain. If you are in any doubt, ask ¿Es potable el agua (de grifo)? (Is the (tap) water drinkable?). Do…

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Spain's climate varies from temperate in the north to dry and hot in the south. As it is a big country with varying terrain and altitudes, climate…

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Most of Spain is well covered by public transport. The rail network reaches all the provincial capitals and the main towns along the inter-city lines,…

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Spain is a modern country, but with many traditions of dress. Traditional/region dresses are usually worn at fiestas, but not by everyone. Try and attend…

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Please consult your health-care provider 4-6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you are receiving all required vaccinations, and that the medication has enough…

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Spain is safe in general. We recommend normal precautions be taken as you would for any city in the world. Be aware of your surroundings and stay in well-lit…

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTSPassport – Passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended departure date. Please…

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Language – The official language is Spanish (Castilian). English is not commonly used, so be sure to pick up some basic Spanish words…

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The atmosphere of Madrid reflects an intriguing combination of old and new. Historical monuments such as the Royal Palace and the Plaza Mayor stand in stark…

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The exquisite, seaside metropolis of Barcelona is a beguiling city unlike any other. With its dizzying array of Roman, Gothic and Modern architecture and its world-class…

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