Tourist Travel Information about Spain
Spain (Reino de España) is a diverse country located on the Iberian Peninsula. To the north and northwest it is bordered by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe after France and the second most mountainous after Switzerland. In 2012, the population of Spain was 47,042,984, making it the 27th most populous country in the world and the 5th most populous nation in Europe.
It is the country with the third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, after Italy and China.
Spain is the second most visited country in the world after France in part because of its great beaches, fun nightlife, many cultural regions and historic cities. Spain is considered an exotic country due to its friendly inhabitants, relaxed lifestyle, cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and world-famous folklore and festivities. Among many places worth visiting are Spain’s capital Madrid, the vibrant coastal city of Barcelona, the famous “Running of the Bulls” at Pamplona, Seville, Granada, and Córdoba.
The Spaniards have an entirely different rhythm from other Europeans. They typically have lunch between 1 and 3 pm, and dinner around 10 pm.