Visit Spain and experience this familiar destination in a whole new way. A country many of us have visited – and perhaps more than once – Spain is much more than just fiestas and flamenco. Go a little off the beaten track and you’ll uncover rock art caves that showcase creative works from the Upper Paleolithic period. Elsewhere, discover the largest Gothic building in Europe at Seville Cathedral, explore the magnificent Alhambra Palace and wander the incredible collections at the 200-year-old Museo del Prado. With a gorgeous Mediterranean climate, the most remarkable landscapes and architecture, and a cuisine revered the world over, it’s no wonder that Spain is a place people return to year after year.
Country Information - Spain
- Currency - The currency of Spain is the Euro which replaced the Peseta. Major credit cards are widely accepted
- How to Dress - Most areas are relatively liberal although it is advised that you cover your shoulders and lower body if visiting religious areas
- Cultural Differences - Spain has a reputation for being a lively country whose people love life. It is made up of people from a number of cultures including Galicians, Basques and Catalans. Spanish people put a great emphasis on family life. Daily life often comes to a standstill between 2 - 4pm when the locals take a siesta
- Language - Spanish is the official language of Spain. English is widely spoken in tourist regions
- Tipping - Tipping is not expected in Spain but it is appreciated. Archaeological Tours will take care of gratuities to restaurant staff, local guides and drivers