Europe > Spain: Weather, Map, Costs and Travel Guide
Spain : When and where to go?
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Spain: Climate & Weather
The climate is subject to various influences depending on the region: It is an oceanic climate on the Atlantic coast which provides warm temperatures and a rainy autumn.
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What to do in Spain
The attractions of Spain go beyond its beaches and festive atmosphere: It has marked regional identities, a magnificent historical heritage, diverse landscapes and lively cities that all make this country an exciting destination.
Madrid, the capital, offers many beautiful museums; the Prado museum is the most famous as well as being very beautiful, the Plaza Mayor has a lovely relaxing botanical garden, the Royal Palace is notable with its beautiful decorations and there are several bullrings where fans can watch good quality bullfights.
Barcelona is another city in this splendid country that you mustn’t miss: It is dynamic and active in many areas, very lively and "connected", this city will seduce you with the Ramblas where you can meander during the day and night, the Gaudi's Holy Family church, various museums, the medieval district (Barrio Gotico), Park Güell, numerous shops and various markets.
Andalusia boasts treasures that should be seen: Cordoba's mosque-cathedral, Seville's Alcazar Gardens, Granada and the Alhambra are some examples of recommended stopovers in this area.
In Castile, Toledo is another wonder that will dazzle you: A medieval city overlooking the Tagus, it has churches, museums and palaces, synagogues and a Gothic cathedral.
St. James Way is another manner to explore the country, on foot though.
There's so much to see in Spain, you will realize that one visit will not be enough!
Spain : The basics
Various international airports offer flights that will take you to Spain.
No visa is required for EU citizens.
The currency in circulation is the Euro.
The budget required is roughly the same you would spend in France: An average meal will cost about €25, but less if you have dinner in a snack bar and a double room will cost between €60 and €120.
No particular health issues exist in Spain.
To travel within the country, train and buses are both efficient and inexpensive means of transportation; however a car is still the most practical solution.
If you hope to buy souvenirs for family and friends then shoes, clothes, ceramics and espadrilles are all very popular.