Cradled on the Iberian Peninsula in southwest Europe lies the captivating mainland of Spain. It is surrounded by Portugal in the west and shares a strip with France to the North. On the other sides it is flanked by the Mediterranean sea to the south and east, the Atlantic ocean to the northwest and the Bay of Biscay to the northeast. Some interesting Spanish archipelagos also lie in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
Spain’s pleasant Mediterranean climate, its dramatic coastlines, charming landscapes, rich historical legacy, eclectic culture, culinary expertise and vibrant nightlife have made it a much sought-after destination, and Spain’s international tourist industry is among the largest in the world.
Madrid, the capital and a colourful cosmopolitan, is home to the Royal Palace of the monarchs, the singular Prado museum that showcases the works of European masters, Puerta del Sol - the hub of its cultural activities and the lively San Miguel Market.
Barcelona its top tourist attraction boasts of the architectural splendours of Casa Batllo and the Sagrada Familia church. Its must do’s include a walk down the tree-lined La Rambla avenue, and sunbathing at its most popular beach - Barceloneta.
Barcelona and Madrid are both well-known for their buzzing culture and happening nightlife. Though many prefer to define the true party destination of Spain as Ibiza - known for its wild EDM parties. And the list is incomplete without a mention of Valencia that hosts some of the most famous discos of Spain.
Some other hot destinations of Spain include Seville with its ornate Alcazar castle and its famous flamenco dance; Granada renowned for the moorish Alhambra fortress; Valencia know for its ultra-uber City of Arts and Science. And Segovia with its fairy-tale medieval castle and Roman aqueduct.
Spain is Europe's main producer of wind energy and its windmills can be seen dotting the countryside everywhere and adding to its charm. And of course a description of Spain cannot end without a mention of Football its key sport, as Spain is home to two of the world’s most renowned football clubs - Real Madrid C.F. and FC Barcelona.
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