Spain shares a sheer diversity of culture, food and even languages. Adding to the excitement of visiting and re-visiting all the towns and villages across the countrysides, Spain always manages to find brilliant ways to impress you. So, if you're planning a trip to that side of the world remember to write down some of these useful tips.
Wanting to visit some of the main attractions? Travelers suggest booking your tickets online for sights like Sagrada De Familia or the Alhambra. Ques can be tedious and long, and you definitely don't want to be wasting the day away when you could be exploring these incredible sights.
An important tip to remember when planning your transport for your travels is that flights can actually be cheaper than trains. This is a convenient way to save your time (and money) if you are wanting a quick getaway, like Malaga, just for the weekend. Other transport options include the metro in places like Barcelona. Tickets prices average around €2, with stops all across the metropolitan area.
Eating out is another scenario. Don't get carried away with all the extravagant cafes & restaurants. There are many local cafés and pub type places for you to enjoy light meals and sip on some Kalimotxo (red wine and coke, mixed together). A crowd favourite for breakfast in the area is the infamous Pan Con Tomate. This dish is a simple breakfast with shredded tomatoes, fresh olive oil, a sprinkle of salt and a baton of bread - a delicious start to your day as you stroll through the streets. Tipping isn't essential in Spain, but as always - it is greatly appreciated. Some restaurants automatically add a service charge, so make sure to check your bill before double tipping.
Spain holds a variety of cultures, so its important to remember that there isn't just one language. the Catalonia and Basque region both have very strong and separate identities, so if you're visiting Barcelona, learning a little Catalan is a great way to get the locals to like you.
Many traveling guru's suggest downloading the free offline walking map. You are bound to get lost exploring the city so it's always handy to have some extra help along the way. If you do get lost down a street or two, don't worry - the surrounding architecture is amazing. Take time to absorb all the beauty of the many mesmerising structures. Buildings that have been built centuries ago and in this era continue to bring the warm, elegant flair of what Spain truly is all about.
When re-visiting Spain, many speak about the feeling of falling in love again. The warm hospitality and easy-going lifestyle of the Spanish are convincing enough. Are you ready to be whisked away to excellent paella joints and Spanish siesta's? Because we are.