Spain is the land where golden apples grew of Hercules, and also the realm of Heaven on Earth which was considered by the Arabs and the writers George Orwell and Ernest Hemingway in Spain was an arena where the crossroads between history and tragedy of heroic deeds, when toreadors defied death.
Of all time, Spain has remained a country weaver unknown eyes with mysteries. Unique beauty and its geographical location privileged, between Europe and Africa, have made this country since antiquity a crossroads, a meeting point between east and west. Cultural diversity, the mix of civilizations that have found a great place, they left behind them a unique original culture, an admirable experiment.
Spain, so often conquered, but eventually a winning, managed to gather dispersant remains, in a modern country, whose inhabitants, proud of their past, they decided to accept and future challenges. Spain is a varied and very different country: Northern wet and green, plain centre, sparsely populated, fertile Mediterranean coastline and shiny. South (Andalusia) most famous dry and hot, bright as they are painted white paint houses, two archipelagos, the Balearic and Canary Islands, the two sisters but quite different. You will find a network of hotels, guest-houses and rural houses, all with outstanding services tailored to the requirements of various categories of tourists.
Guide to Spain
Banks: Usually banks are open on weekdays from 09.00 am at 02:00 p.m. Saturdays (between October and April) are open until 01.00 o’clock pm
Clothing: light clothes are recommended or medium-weight clothing and rain, according to the season. Comfortable footwear is essential.
Credit cards: They are widely accepted in all regions for a wide range of goods and services.
Time: Spanish mainland and Balearic Islands are GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
The Canary Islands: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Tipping: Since suntan fees for services normally included in bills from the restaurant and hotel, tipping is purely optional. However, it is customary to give a small tip to hotel porters, attendants group of taxi drivers
Water: Bottled water use is recommended.
Currency: The official currency is EUR. There are subdivisions of EUR 500, EUR 200, EUR 100 EUR 50 EUR 10 and EUR 5. There are coins in subdivision 2 EUR, 1 EUR, 50 cents, 20 cents, 10 cents, 5 cents, 2 cents and 1 cent. 100 cents make up 1 EUR.
Climate: The climate varies from the regime of Spain temperature regime in the north to dry and hot in the south. The best season runs from April to October, although mid-summer months – July and August – can be excessively hot throughout the country, except for coastal regions. Madrid offers the best climate in spring or autumn, the central plateau can be very cold in winter.