Spain is a European country of great geographic and cultural diversity. It offers magnificent landscapes, beaches, cities and excellent weather conditions. Spain is also characterized by the legacy that the inhabitants and conquerors have left throughout the centuries. The famous Roman temples and aquaducts; the Moorish baths, mosques and fortresses; medieval castles and cathedrals; baroque palaces; the modernist architecture of Gaudí and the works of modern art are just some of the marks that time has left in Spain. The Spaniards love to live. They are a very friendly and warm-hearted people who will welcome you with open arms and invite you to join their Mediterranean life style.
Getting to Spain
Spain is only a couple of hour’s flight from most European cities. The airports in Spain are of a high standard with a wide range of facilities. All major cities in Spain host an international airport so passengers are rarely more than 50 kilometers away from their meeting or holiday destination. The centre is served by the Madrid Airport. The Costa del Sol is serviced by Malaga Airport, which is within one hour’s drive to all parts of the Costa del Sol. Gibraltar Airport also services the eastern part of the Costa del Sol. The Costa de la Luz in the far south is serviced mainly by Jerez Airport and by Seville Airport. The modern Barcelona Airport is the north east of Spain’s main airport for the Costa Dorada and the Costa Brava, along with Reus Airport. Each of the islands is serviced by its own airport: Gran Canaria Airport, La Palma Airport, Tenerife South and North Aiports, Fuertaventura Airport and Lanzarote Airport. The Balearic Islands also have their own airports: Palma de Mallorca Airport, Menorca Airport and Ibiza Airport.
Ease of arrival
Travelling to Spain is very easy. If you are a citizen of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein you only need your Identification Card, or a valid passport. If you are from any of the following countries: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Korea, Romania, San Marino, the Holy See, Singapore, Uruguay, and Venezuela you would need a valid passport to enter Spain, where you can stay for a maximum of 90 days. If you are from any other country, according to the criteria of the EU, you must request a visa at the Spanish Consulate of your country of residence. You will also need a valid passport.