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Here at Spain-Travel.org you will find all the information you need when travelling to Mainland Spain, The Balearics and the Canary Islands. 


Major cites such as Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Malaga, Seville and a whole host of other cities and holiday destinations have been researched and converted into quick but concise travel guides.


There is no doubt that you will find all the information you need at Spain-Travel.org regarding your trip to Spain and many of its beautiful islands.

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Barcelona Barcelona is a city with a proud historical, political and cultural history and is the capital of the Spanish community of Catalonia. More>>   Ibiza Although the Balearic island of Ibiza is known for its wild party atmosphere and club culture, its history dates back to 4500BC. More>>

Madrid The area where Madrid now lies was first settled around 1000 years before the birth of Christ.  In these early years, the intense climate ensured that settlements were small and sparse. More>>

  Tenerife While difficult to be accurate, it its thought that the island of Gran Canaria was first inhabited in the year 500BC. More>>

Majorca There is archaeological evidence to suggest that people inhabited the island of Majorca from around 1000 years before the birth of Christ. More>>


Benidorm Benidorm was little more than a tiny village until the Moors arrived from the Iberian peninsular and North Africa in the 8th and 9th centuries. More>>

Quick Tips When Travelling To Spain

Travel Insurance

While Spain is Europe’s top holiday destination, things can go wrong from time to time and Travel Insurance is a necessity. Ideally, the insurance should be purchased before embarking on any journey to Spain. Most reputable travel insurance companies will offer cover for medical care for emergencies, acts of terrorism, accidents, alternative transport when required and theft or loss of money. Medical care in Spain will not be administered without insurance or cash, paid up front. Having to pay medical fees in Spain is very expensive and can delay some non-urgent procedures. Insurance will also cover any expenses incurred after losing a passport, tickets or cash.


Entry into Spain is relatively easy for most nationalities.  Europeans Union Citizens can gain entry into Spain with a valid passport or national identity card.  There is no need to produce a visa and no requirement for expiry dates to be within a certain time-frame.  There is also no need to be in possession of a return ticket, be in possession of a certain amount of funds or provide any other supporting documentation.  For citizens of non EU countries, a valid passport with an expiry date more than 90 days away is required.  Travellers from America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not require visas to enter Spain unless they intend to work, study or stay in the country for more than 90 days.


Health and Safety


Contrary to popular belief, there is no medical reason why Spanish tap water cannot be consumed.  While it is advised that tourists check with the local authorities first, the only difference to the water in the rest of Europe is the taste.  There have been several meat scares around Europe over recent years, however, Spanish meat is amongst the best in Europe.  The Spanish take great pride in their food and instances of food poisoning are around the same as anywhere else in the European Union.


The pill can be bought in Spanish pharmacies without prescription but due to the strict catholic nature of the country, the morning after pill is not available throughout the country.  If someone has fallen ill a local doctor can be contacted in an emergency but will charge as this service isn’t usually included in travel insurance.  Condoms can be bought in pharmacies but usually over the counter. 


Crime and criminals are anywhere people congregate and Spain is no different to this.  Pick-pockets do operate in the cities and major resorts and precautions should be taken to take care of personal possessions.  Many thieves will operate on the busy promenades and streets of Spain as well as during festivals and fiestas.  Travelling around the cities of Spain at night is relatively safe but care and vigilance should be shown as the same as visiting and holidaying in any other country.  However, many travellers have reported feeling much safer on the buses and metros of Spain than in those of London or New York.  It is advised by most tour companies never to carry a passport around, walk in groups at night and never get into a taxi if other people are with the driver.  It is also advised to never carry more than €50 in cash unless completely necessary and never to get quantities of cash out on busy streets.


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