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What language is spoken in Spain?

The national language of Spain is Spanish. However many locals are able to speak English in order to easily communicate with tourists and visitors. Many locals are well-spoken in the following languages as well: Galician-Portuguese, Spanish (Castilian), Basque, Catalan and Occitan (aranès). 

What currency is used in Spain?

Euro (EUR) is the main currency used in Spain. Visa and Mastercard credit cards are also accepted however it is recommended to call ahead and advise the credit card company of travel plans to avoid hassle while on vacation.

Do I need a visa to travel to Spain?

Canadian and American citizens do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days.

When is the best time to travel to Spain?

There are many different times in the year when Spain is popular for North American visitors. Spring and Fall is the best time in terms of weather. Pleasant temperatures create the ideal setting to tour and visit all the popular sites and attractions. During the winter months, many North American snowbirds escape to Spain and take advantage of their long-stay programs. The weather in Spain during the winter is still quite pleasant. Spain also has many different festivals that attract visitors from all over the world. Springtime is when many festivals take place including Holy Week (Semana Santa) but the dates vary based on the calendar. Seville's April Fair is usually held in May. In other parts of Spain, like Jerez de Frontera in the south, a popular festival known as Feria de Caballo (horse fair) takes place in May. The city of Madrid hosts its ever-popular bullfighting season which also takes place in May. Another well-known festival is La Tomatina (Food Fighting Festival). It is organized by the American Cancer Society and usually takes place on the last Wednesday of August in the Eastern town of Buñol. The major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Seville are always welcoming visitors with the summer months being the busiest with bustling crowds.

How is the transportation within Spain?

Public transportation with buses is the most common and most economical way to get around in the many major cities of Spain. Train travel between the major cities is extremely convenient and reliable. Self-driving around Spain is also a common option for visitors and tourists. In order to drive in Spain, North American visitors must possess an international driver's license. Driving is done on the right side of the road in Spain. Uber transportation services are available in Madrid, Malaga, Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, Seville, Córdoba and Granada. Many clients also look forward to taking the ferry from the South of Spain over to Morocco for those interested in visiting the country for a few days. 

Is Spain a family friendly destination?

Spain can be an enjoyable destination for many different types of visitors. Families with young children will have many sightseeing options and activities to keep everyone entertained. There are many palaces, fascinating landmarks and natural surroundings such as beautiful beaches. The cuisine is also popular and often has options that even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy.


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