Quick facts and Spain travel tips

Quick facts about Spain?

  • Capital City? Madrid
  • Currency? Euro
  • Languages? Spanish, Galician, Catalan, Basque, and Occitan.
  • Where is this place? Southwest Europe
  • What is Norway famous for? Tapas, Flamenco, Paella, Pablo Picasso, Wine, Jamon Iberico, Sangria, Salvador Dali, Antoni Gaudi, and many more!
  • Best time to visit Spain? Spring and Autumn is the best time to visit Spain. The weather is pleasant, and there are fewer crowds.
  • How to get there? Spain is easily accessible by land, air, and sea! You can take the train or car to Spain from other cities/countries in Europe.
  • Which side of the road do they drive? The right-hand side.
  • What type of electric plug do they use? Types C and F. Read this post to learn more about travel adapters.
  • Spain’s neighboring countries? Portugal, France, and Andorra

Do you need a visa for Spain?

In order to enter Spain, you need to have a valid Schengen visa, and if you’re a citizen of the EU group of countries, you can freely enter. Citizens of the USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia can stay in Schengen areas for 90 days. Read this post to learn how to obtain a Schengen visa.

Where to book your flights to Spain?

Check our handy-dandy guide on how to find the cheapest flights around the world – read it here.

Do you need travel insurance for Spain?

Remember this: anything can happen! Read our take on why you need travel insurance and how it can save you money when things go unplanned – read it here.

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