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Capital
Madrid
Area
505992
Languages
Spanish , English,
Population
47190492
Currency
EUR
Home to some of the world’s best artists, bars, discos, Gothic architecture and friendly locals, Spain (Spanish State)’s warmth will embrace you with open arms. Whether you enjoy walking down cobbled streets, partying all night, sipping summer-time cañas with tapas or listening to classic guitar, Spain (Spanish State) is your best bet for a fulfilling holiday.

With the largest number of World Heritage Cities, Spain (Spanish State) is going to get you awestruck with its beauty and culture. No wonder it is taken as an exotic city in the truest meaning of the word because of its lifestyle, rocking nightlife, friendly people and folklore and festivities which are famous world wide. As the country is home to so many historic cities and regions with all the other things mentioned above, Spain (Spanish State) is an ideal destination for any sort of trip. And you thought it was only about beaches and bull festival, right? There are snowy mountains, lush meadows, deserts and huge marshes. Spain is a proud member of the Schengen Agreement which essentially means that there is no border control between the countries that have agreed to the treaty.

It comes as no surprise that the official language of the country is Spanish but it is often called Castilian because of being a main branch of the Romance family of languages. Other languages such as Catalan, Galician, Basque, Asturian, etc have also garnered the status of co-official languages in the country because of them being spoken predominantly in different parts of Spain. The Canary Islands and the Mediterranean coasts are the best spots to explore the beach beauty of the country. However, if you are interested in some hiking, the mountains of Sierra Nevada in Southern part of the country is one of the best places to choose from. There are two very famous itineraries for exploring Spain; one is Via de la Plata Route which is a historic 800 km route from Gijon to Sevilla and the other one is the Way of St. James. Being very rich with all the historic spots, Spain is a hotspot for history lovers but that's not it. The place is also famous for the heritage that it offers through the art museums. Talking of the festivals of Spain might take up all the space so we will only mention the famous ones. La Tomatina, Running of the bulls and the Carnival. Yes! You have to be in Spain to believe the madness that these celebrations are. To top this thrilling experience of the country, there is the rocking nightlife. The Spanish cities are famous for being loud at night because of this.

Spain is also known for its wine-making. Taking up about 22 percent of Europe's wine growing areas, Spain (Spanish State) boasts of a wide variety of wines. Of course, the innumerable wine bars help maintain that reputation. All in all, the country is a mix bag of different experiences, which one has to be a part of to truly appreciate and value.
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