Spain - Traveling
Diplomatic representations: Visit the Spanish Ministry of External Affairs website
Organizing your trip
Means of transport recommended in town
Means of transport recommended in the rest of the country
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Traveling by yourself
Different forms of tourism
Various sites registered in the world heritage sites of UNESCO.
Various museums to visit: Visit Greece.
Folklore and traditions present during the fairs or the various festivals.
A number of theatre and dance festivals, concerts, bullfights, etc. especially during summer.
Numerous churches, monasteries, convents, mosques and synagogues to visit.
Theme parks: Port Aventura, Terra Mitica, Isla Magica.
Many water parks.
Health and safety
Time difference and climate
Fried squids, gazpacho and tapas.
Caldereta: Lamb stew: Shepherd's dish. It is an adaptable dish allowing all types of local ingredients like wine, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, red and green peppers and garlic to be added. In the old recipes of Extremadure, the cooking juice is thickened with dried bread-crumbs, lamb liver and almonds, mixed up with a meat stock to make a sort of dough.
Paëlla: typical saffron rice-based Spanish dish accompanied with seafood and meat or poultry.
Churros: In Spain, the churros are part of the popular tradition. The dough is generally molded in a decorating tube with a star-shaped nozzle to make arm-length strips. Once they are fried, they are stacked and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon in cascade. They are eaten with hot and thick chocolate (Spain has obtained a waiver from the EU to be able to continue making chocolate containing a thickening agent).
The main labels of quality are: Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Priorat, Toro, Ribeiro, Rias Baixas, Albarino, etc. Catalogne prepares large quantities of a Champagne method sparkling wine labeled « cava ». The Andalusian cherries are known for their variety: fino, oloroso, amontillado, manzanilla, Pedro Ximenez. There are special spirits: anisette, Pacharan and fruit liqueur. Asturias produce cider and Pays Basque du Txacoli (white wine).