Spain is located in southwestern Europe. To the north are France and Andorra, with the Pyrenees as a natural border. Also Balearean (Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza) islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic (near the Moroccan coast), and Ceuta and Melilla (located in North Africa) belong to the Spanish territory.Spain is the third country in Europe by size and fifth in terms of population numbers. It has an area of about 505,955 square kilometers. This includes all the islands mentioned. Spain has more than 40 million people.
The historical sites and unique cultural features have always made Spain attractive to foreign visitors, the tourism boom that began in the mid-1950s was mainly based on the assets of leisure Mediterranean coast areas. The most popular areas are the Costa Brava, Costa del Maresme, Costa Dorada, on the east and the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. The popularity of the Costa de la Luz, south along the Atlantic Ocean is growing rapidly in recent years. But the government tries to avoid too much construction of luxury apartments and giant (like the Mediterranean coast), and the largest and most beautiful natural reserve of Europe is also in this area, the Coto de Doñana. Each year, millions of migratory birds stay here during the winter. But the winter of 1999 was so dry that most of the swamps dried up and the birds stopped somewhere else.Next to it is beautiful weather, beaches and nature, Spain als has a rich cultural history. The many beautiful cities like Seville and Cordoba in Andalusia and Barcelona, are very popular among tourists who want to see more than just the sea and beaches.
Spain covers a large area and has territories outside Europe, therefore, the climate in different parts of Spain can be very different.
Well, the top tourist attractions in Spain are Ibiza, El escorial, Sagrada familia and more places.
is one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Spain. The island is one of the most popular party destinations in all of Europe. During summer, the island’s population doubles as tourists flock to Ibiza to enjoy the night clubs, beach bars and restaurants.
Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama, El Escorial was the political center of the Spanish empire under King Philip II. Philip appointed Juan Bautista de Toledo as the architect in 1559 and together they designed El Escorial as a monument to Spain’s role as a center of the Christian world. Today it functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum, and school.
The Sagrada Familia
is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, and one of Spain’s most visited tourist attractions. It’s a design by Antoni Gaudí, a Catalan architect who worked on this project for almost 40 years until his death in 1926. The construction of the basilica began in 1882 and still as yet not finished.