The climate year of Spain
The mainland of Spain is characterized by high plateaus and mountain ranges, such as the Pyrenees and the Sierra Nevada. Several large rivers, such as the Duero, the Ebro and the Guadalquivir have their source here. In the Mediterranean Sea lie the Balearic with beautiful beaches and off the African coast you will find the sunny Canary Islands. Spain is divided into 17 autonomous regions with their own governments, and throughout the country agriculture (fruit, vegetables, olives and wine) plays a major role alongside tourism. The country can be proud of some important artists, from Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Dali to Miró and the Spanish flamenco is admired by the whole world. Anyone who has been to Spain knows the national dish paella, tortilla and sangria.
General information about Spain
Spain is not only ideal for sunbathing on the beautiful beaches, but also for a round trip or a trip to one of the many sights in the country between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. In Barcelona stands a Roman Catholic basilica "Sagrada Famila" (Holy Family), whose natal and apse facades and crypt have been included by UNESCO in the list of world cultural monuments. The church is famous for its facades, on which biblical stories can be traced. The Alhambra, a Moorish sultan's palace of the Islamic culture, formerly used as a fortress, is open to a limited number (8000) of visitors during the day. Those who want to see the destination of the Way of St. James travel to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its facade received the Prince's Prize for Peace in 2004. The Ordesa National Park in the Spanish Pyrenees has a very special flora and fauna, with the deepest gorges in Europe and bizarrely shaped rock formations.
The much visited area from Barcelona to Valencia is called the "Mediterranean Spain". It has a wonderful climate and 500 km of beaches (Costa Brava and Costa Dorada). Andalusia also has a favorable climate and is therefore an attractive tourist destination. There are said to be 3000 hours of sunshine a year and on the coasts of Huelva and the Costa de la Luz there is the finest sand on the beaches. On the Mediterranean coast between Gibraltar and Almeria there is a mild climate with little wind and the water temperatures are a little higher than on the other beaches. On the Mediterranean coast around Murcia, the Costa Calida is called the warm coast and offers many opportunities for water sports. In the provinces of Badajoz and Caceres, with the fertile valleys of the Tagus and Guadiana rivers, you will find continental weather, with hot summers and cold winters. Still further north, in Galicia the climate is mild and in winter the temperature does not drop below 5 degrees, but it is rainy.