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Spain is a very popular and versatile holiday destination. Cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville, and Grenada are perfect destinations for a city trip. The mountains in the north, on the other hand, are an ideal base for nature lovers and the beaches offer relaxation to hundred thousands of tourists every year. And we haven’t even mentioned the Balearics and the Canary Islands … Spain really has something for every traveler.

Good to know

Capital: Madrid
Language: Spaans
Currency: Euro (€)
Dial code: 0034 / +34
Emergency number: 112
Highest point: 3.718 m (Pico del Teide, Tenerife)
Travel advice:  Check out the current travel advice for Spain

If you’re an EU inhabitant, you don’t need a visa if you’re traveling to Spain. However, you do need a valid passport or an ID card to be able to identify yourself if needed. Due to the Schengen agreement only people from third world countries and people that have been rejected for a visa in one of the Schengen countries before, need a visa prior to traveling to Spain.

There are no mandatory or recommended vaccinations for Spain. If you’re visiting Melilla or Ceuta, watch out for rabies.


The costs of traveling in Spain, depends on the season you’re traveling in and the places you’re visiting. The budgets mentioned here are an average, the costs for daily life may be slightly higher or lower when you travel to Spain. The living costs in cities such as Barcelona or Madrid are a lot higher than in smaller villages.

Budget€45,- a day
Standard€55,- a day

he budgets mentioned above, are per person per day. In the ‘Budget’ category you stay in simple hostels, you will have to prepare food yourself sometimes and do cheaper (or less) activities. With the ‘Standard’ category you’ll have a private room (maybe in a hostel) and you can go out for dinner.

The best time to travel

The summers in Spain are hot and dry. Perfect if you’re looking for a beach holiday, but it is often too hot for a city trip. Do you want to visit a Spanish city? Then it’s best to travel in April, May or October. The same thing goes for an active holiday. In winter, the temperature in the south of Spain and in the Canary Islands can also be excellent. Bear in mind that the temperatures and the amount of precipitation can vary greatly per area.
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