Regions in Spain
The archipelago is located in the western Mediterranean Sea. Its wealth is island resorts with heavenly beaches and excellent infrastructure: Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, Fermentera. Among the many resorts in Spain, many tourists often choose the Balearic Islands.
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Valencia is a popular region in the southeast of the country. Tourists here are interested not only in the beaches of the Costa Blanca, but also in the cultural values of Valencia and Alicante.
This is the name of the Spanish region, located in the north-eastern part of the country. The Basque Country is different from most of the local provinces – here the inhabitants wear national costumes, in addition, the Basque Country has a special language other than Spanish, and its own dance style.
This Spanish region is called “Spanish Switzerland” and is considered the richest on the planet in terms of the number of archaeological finds from the Late Paleolithic. The main attraction is the Altamira Cave, where the oldest rock paintings are preserved.
According to tourists, the Canary Islands are a heavenly place off the northwest of Africa. The island of Tenerife is home to the highest point in the country – the Teide volcano, the Guimar pyramids, the Infierno nature reserve and the famous Auditorio de Tenerife concert venue.
This area is located in the northern part of Spain and is called its “breadbasket”. Among the resorts of Spain, Castile-Leon is worth highlighting, because it is here that modern ski resort areas are located, so in the cold season there is a serious influx of tourists interested in outdoor activities and winter sports.
Madrid is the capital of Spain and a region located in the central part of the country. Tourists come here to see local attractions: the Prado Museum, the Royal Palace, Retiro Park. Here dangerous numbers of matadors are held at the largest bullring in Spain, Las Ventas. In Madrid, fans attend Real Madrid football matches.
The resorts of Spain are largely popular due to Catalonia and its beach areas of the Costa del Maresme, Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, as well as local attractions. The capital of Catalonia – Barcelona – was founded in the II century BC and is considered an open museum.
Rioja is a region in northern Spain that millions of people around the world associate with Spanish wines. Local vineyards are famous for their excellent harvest, which is possible due to the mild and warm microclimate of the valleys, where mountain ranges protect from winds, and river waters provide the necessary moisture. Here is the largest Wine Museum on the planet.
Murcia is a region on the southeastern side of Spain. Tourists come here to sunbathe on the beaches with fine sand and enjoy the pleasant weather. Near the Murcia coast is the Costa Calida, famous for its resort of La Manga del Mar Menor.
The climate in Spain is Mediterranean, and this country is considered one of the hottest in Europe. The winter here is warm, the summer is sunny and hot, and in large resorts, even in winter, the temperature does not fall below +15 degrees. Although swimming is still better in the summer.
Visa to Spain
To travel to Spain, Russian citizens need a Schengen visa, which can be obtained by contacting the Spanish Visa Application Centers located in Russian cities. The list of required documents for applying for a visa to Spain is simple: internal and foreign passports, photocopies of all their pages (4 spreads per A4 sheet).
IMPORTANT: The visa fee is 35 euros, the service fee is 1450 rubles. Registration of a visa for children under 6 years old is free of charge.
You can read more about the visa regime and customs rules here.
How to get to Spain
International trains go to Barcelona from Montpellier, Zurich, Milan and Paris, to Madrid – from Lisbon and Paris. There is no direct train from Russia to Spain, but you can get there with several transfers (at least two), for example, in Paris or Warsaw. Travel time will take about 62 hours. Remember: such a trip costs much more than a plane ticket.
Air Europa and Aeroflot operate daily flights from Moscow to Madrid (5 hours 10 minutes on the way) and Barcelona (4 hours 30 minutes on the way). There are about two flights per day. In addition, other airlines fly from Russia to Spain.
Last minute tours to Spain can be purchased here.