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Spain Travel Guide

The Spanish know how to have a good time! From crazy Ibiza to flamenco filled fiestas, Spain tourism has something for everyone.  Let’s not forget the famous La Tomatina, when over 30,000 tomato-loving folk flock to Bunyol to throw, well, tomatoes. Good times aside, Spain has some super beaches on offer, and an amazing history reflected in its prehistoric cave paintings, Moorish palaces, crumbling castles, Roman ruins, Gothic and Renaissance cathedrals.
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Spanish is the official language but there are also a number of other languages spoken: Catalan in Catalonia, Galician in Galicia, Basque in the Basque Country, Valencian in the Valencia Region.
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There are 2 time zones in Spain. Central European Time (GMT+01:00) & Central European Summer Time (GMT+02:00).

Top destinations in Spain

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Barcelona

Sandwiched between a pristine beach, and soaring hilltops encrusted with Gaudi's art and architecture, Barcelona really is a city with it all. An amazing Gothic Quarter, insane nightlife, heaps of galleries (say hey to Picasso and his beloved pooch, Lump for us), streetside tapas joints and the otherworldly Sagrada Familia are just a few of our favourite things.
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Madrid

There are more bars per capita in Madrid than in any other European city – proof that Spain's capital city loves to party!  Let’s hope you can keep up, the Madrileños are known to stay up past 7am. Explore the narrow labyrinths of Madrid's medieval quarter and the grand 18th and 19th Century boulevards around the centre  2,800 hours of annual sunshine, heaps of shops and galleries seal the deal!
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Ibiza & the Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands consist of Mallorca (sometimes called Majorca), Menorca, Formentera (home to one of the prettiest beaches in the world - who knew!?) and the world-famous Ibiza. In between raving and beach hopping, take time to discover the churches, monuments and caves of the islands as well!

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If we asked you to describe Spain in three words, we bet sunshine, swims and sangria would come up top. You'd be completely right (of course) but it's also so much more! Valencia, for example, is the country's third-largest city and famous for paella and funky architecture. For flamenco and fiestas, head south to Seville or go north to 'Basque' in the food scenes of Bilbao and San Sebastian. Your itinerary is destined to be as long as your tapas menu. View all Spain tours
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Fiestas & Siestas

Barcelona > Pamplona > Bilbao > Salamanca > Porto > Lisbon > Madrid

Glistening shops and bars of Madrid? Check. Balmy summer evenings in Barcelona and Bilbao? Check. The endless pintxos bars and charming streets of San Sebastian? Check Throw in Zaragoza's awe-inspiring basilica, and a few nights in Portugal's insanely artsy capital. Lisbon, and you've got yourself your dream holiday.
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Ibiza & Beyond

Ibiza > Valencia > Barcelona > Madrid

There's more to Ibiza, Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia than partying, ya know... (but maybe not much more, depending on what kind of person you are). On this nine-day fiesta, try and save a bit of time to soak up beautiful galleries, crumbling, gothic alleyways, charming winebars and some of the best coffee shops in Europe. Then... to the clubs!
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Cheap flights to Spain

Find cheap flights to Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante, Ibiza and more. Book online or contact us today if you can't find your preferred flight online.
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Campervan hire

Spain has perfect road trip territory and a campervan gives you the freedom to travel how you want, where you want.

Frequently asked questions about travelling to Spain

When's the best time to visit Spain?

Weather conditions vary throughout Spain but the country generally experiences a warm Mediterranean climate with over 3,000 sunshine hours per year. The location of the Canary Islands especially (facing the coast of Africa) produces mild temperatures of around 22 degrees with only small temperature differences between day and night, and whatever the season - so even if you're craving sunshine and a tan in December, you can head to these parts to get some! Travel in July and August for top heat.

Do I need a visa to visit Spain?

All that is required from an EU citizen is a valid passport or ID card, regardless of your purpose or length of stay in Spain.It's the same for every European country, meaning there's so much ease of travel when you're Interrailing or bussing around the continent!

Can I work or study in Spain?

Spain doesn't currently have any working holiday agreements with other countries, so it is possible for British citizens to work or study there.  You could learn Spanish in Spain, soaking up the local culture and practising your new vocab with people you meet. Another popular option is au pairing or teaching - visit our Study Abroad page to find out more.

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