By: Ali Lund
Investigate the Country
- Spain is about twice the Oregon
- Population: 47.27 million as of 2012
- Important Cities: Madrid and Barcelona; Valencia, Sevilla, Saragossa, and Malaga
- Languages: (Official: Spanish) (Co-official languages: Basque, Catalan/Valencian, Galician and Occitan (Aranese))
- Ethnic Groups: Within Spain, there are various regional populations including the Castilians, the Catalans, Valencians and Balearics
- Government: constitutional monarchy governed under the constitution of 1978
- The U.S. and Spain are under good terms and it is okay to travel there, staying no longer than 3 months without an extension of stay.
- Geography: Spain occupies 85% of the Iberian Peninsula. There are plateaus, series of mountain ranges, and river valleys.
- Spain was founded in 1492 by many ethnic tribes and tribes.
Attractions in Spain
- Attractions Pictured Above: Buen Retiro Park, Sagrada Família, Plaza de España, Alcázar of Seville, Museo Nacional Del Prado, Alhambra, Coasta de Sol, and Giralda
- Buen Retiro Park is the biggest park in the city of Madrid. It is a very beautiful park, filled with amazing sculptures and monuments, galleries, a peaceful lake and host to a variety of events.
- Museo Nacional del Prado is a museum filled with intricate forms of artwork. It is very popular in Madrid, however it is somewhat expensive.
- Historical Sites: The Sagrada Família pictured above is a very important historical site in Spain.
- Famous Battles: Battles of the Spanish Civil War, Battles of the Spanish-American War, and the Battles of the Chincha Islands War
Some of the main dishes served in Spain are Paella de Marisco, Paella, and Pinxtos
- Airfare: There are prices are about $1,154 for a roundtrip from Kansas City to Madrid, Spain.
- The best time to travel to Spain is in the spring and fall because that is when the weather is best.
- Lodging: There are 4-star hotels costing only $58 available in Madrid, Spain.
- Consumer Prices in the United States are 34.36% higher than in Spain. Average restaurant prices are 10.45% higher in the United States vs. Spain, and the rent prices in the US are 103.65% higher than in Spain!