Located in southwest Europe, Spain is a country very appreciated by tourists thanks to its warm climate, varied landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Many touristic sites cannot be overlooked : Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Granada, ... Not to mention the beauty of its islands: the Balearic and Canary Islands. Spain is also famous for its various festivals : the fairs, the fallas, carnivals and flamenco shows. If you love to relax, the Costa del Sol or the Costa Brava will satisfy you.
Website extension : .es
Phone prefix : + 34
Advices to travelers
Try to avoid Madrid in summer. As the city is surrounded by mountains, the temperature can be very high.
Gastronomic habits & Specialities
Known health risks
No mandatory vaccination
Good to know
- The Madrid region is experiencing an increase in theft operated by bogus policemen.
- Beware of pickpockets in some areas, stations and airports: Callao, Puerta Del Sol, Santa Ana, Retiro Park and the Prado Museum in Madrid, Las Ramblas and Maremagnum in Barcelona and Santa Cruz in Seville.
- In Catalonia, cases of robbery on highways have been reported, mainly after caused punctures.
- Spain is a place of passage of drug trafficking mainly from Morocco. Be careful when crossing borders.