Enjoy great food and rich culture.
Spain, where the Spanish hospitality warms your heart! #dutchtraveller
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I‘m excited to share my experience in Spain in this blog. I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to Andalucia three times, exploring cities like Granada, Sevilla, Malaga, and Cordoba. During our adventures, we even tackled the famous Caminito del Rey. In this blog about Spain, I’ll take you on our journey. We both have a deep appreciation for the Spanish culture, food, and the wonderful mindset of the people.
The historic wonders of Granada’s Alhambra and Seville’s flamenco beats come alive. In Cordoba, the Mezquita showcases a rich blend of Islamic and Christian heritage. As the tale unfolds, Malaga beckons with Mediterranean beaches and the artistic allure of the Picasso Museum. And as the sun sets, the flavors of Andalusia – from gazpacho to paella – tantalize, encapsulating the enchanting spirit of this timeless Spanish gem.
Money and payments
The official currency in Spain is the euro. Make sure to have enough cash on hand for small expenses, but credit cards are generally widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and shops.
Climate and clothing
Spain’s climate varies greatly: Mediterranean warmth graces its coasts, central plains experience hot summers and cold winters, while the northern regions enjoy oceanic influences with milder temperatures and more rainfall. Mountains like the Pyrenees and Sierra Nevada bring snow and cooler climes.
Health and Safety
Spains generally has a good healthcare system, but it’s advisable to get travel insurance that covers medical expenses. Don’t forget to bring essential medications and personal first aid supplies with you.
Public transportation in Portugal is well-developed, with trains, buses, and metros connecting most major cities and tourist destinations. Renting a car can be convenient if you plan to explore more remote areas.
Spain is in the Central European Time (CET) zone during standard time, which is UTC+1. However, Spain also observes Daylight Saving Time, so during the summer months, it switches to Central European Summer Time (CEST), which is UTC+2. Keep in mind that there might be slight variations due to changes in daylight saving rules, so it’s a good idea to double-check the current time zone when you’re planning your activities.
Local Customs and Etiquette
Respect the local culture and customs. It’s common to greet with a handshake, and a brief greeting in Spain is appreciated. Try local dishes and drinks, and avoid leaving large tips as gratuity is usually included in the bill.
The voltage in Spain is 230V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. The power plugs used are of type F, which have two round pins. Make sure to check your electronic devices and bring any necessary adapters or converters if needed.
Barcelona: Sagrada Família
Antoni Gaudí’s iconic basilica with its unique architecture and intricate details.
Madrid: Prado Museum
One of the world’s premier art museums, housing an extensive collection of European masterpieces.
Seville: Alcázar of Seville
A stunning royal palace with Moorish architecture, lush gardens, and historical significance.
An enchanting palace complex showcasing Islamic architecture and breathtaking views.
Valencia: City of Arts and Sciences
A futuristic complex featuring cutting-edge architecture and various cultural and scientific attractions.
Toledo: Toledo Cathedral
A magnificent Gothic cathedral with rich history and impressive architectural features.