• Capital: Madrid
  • State form: Parliamentary monarchy
  • Area: 505 990 km2
  • Religon: Catholics 72%
  • Phonenumber: +34
  • Language: Spanish 100%, Catalan 17%, Galicia 7%, Basque 2%
  • Time-Zone: UTC + 1
  • Population: 47,450,795 (2020)
  • Currency: Euro (Eur)

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The airports are mainly located on the Costa del Sol (Málaga, Mallorca), in the Canary Islands or near major cities (Madrid, Barcelona). Finnair has direct flights from Helsinki to Madrid and Barcelona, as well as several leisure flights to the Costa del Sol and the Canary Islands. Norwegian has flights from Helsinki to Barcelona, Madrid and Malaga, and from Turku to Alicante. Several flights are available during the summer. Ryanair has trips from Tampere to Málaga.

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Travel in Spain

Spain has train connections to all major cities. RENFE is the Spanish equivalent of the State Railways. AVE is a Spanish high-speed train capable of 300 km / h. The AVE network covers the main destinations (Barcelona, Málaga, Alicante, Valencia, Seville, Córdoba, Toledo, Segovia…).


Embassy of Finland, Madrid

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The Puerta del Sol square is the main public square in the city of Madrid, Spain. In the middle of the square is located the office of the President of the Community of Madrid.

Madrid (Capital)


Madrid, Spain’s central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.

Barcelona, Spain - December 17th, 2011: Tourists at backside of famous church and cathedral Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Seen from subway station Sagrada Familia. Church also called Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família - famous basilica built by Antoni Gaudi in year 1882 and til today not finished. Church is located in district Eixample in North of town. Some parts of church are UNESCO World Heritage.

Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain


The Basílica de la Sagrada Família, also known as the Sagrada Família, is a large unfinished Roman Catholic minor basilica in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed by the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, his work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Madrid, Spain - January 2, 2011: Prado museum. People entering Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.

Prado National Museum

Address: Calle de Ruiz de Alarcón, 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain


The Prado has one of the largest art collections in the world and is best known for its diverse assortment of works by Velasquez, Goya and El Greco.

One of the main courtyards of the Alhambra, the palace of the Sultan in Southern Spain.

The Alhambra

Address: Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain


The Alhambra was so called because of its reddish walls (in Arabic, («qa’lat al-Hamra’» means Red Castle). It is located on top of the hill al-Sabika, on the left bank of the river Darro, to the west of the city of Granada and in front of the neighbourhoods of the Albaicin and of the Alcazaba.

Barcelona Cathedral. Spain.

Gothic Quarter

Location: Ciutat Vella district, Barcelona


This majestic district lies in the oldest part of Barcelona. Its architecture really catches one’s eye, while its labyrinthine street plan offers exotic experiences for a pedestrian. Some of its buildings date back to the Roman era, but most of the notable ones are medieval. The heart of the nightlife it’s the Plaça Reial square with its clubs. Other landmarks are the Temple of Augustus and The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia.

Seville, Spain - November 7, 2014: The Royal Alcazar of Seville at the Courtyard of the Maidens. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe.

Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla)

Address: Patio de Banderas, s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Spain


Sights across the entire Spanish south have been shaped by centuries of Moorish and Catholic influence, and in few places is this more evident and captivating than at the Royal Alcázar of Seville (Real Alcázar de Sevilla). This UNESCO World Heritage Sites sprawling complex is made up of several features; the most picturesque is arguably the Patio de las Doncellas, with its tranquil ponds that reflect the intricate mudéjar plasterwork for which the palace is especially noted.

The historic facade of the Palacio Real reflecting in the still waters of the ornamental pond set amongst the green trees of the Sabatini Gardens in the heart of Madrid, Spain's vibrant capital city. ProPhoto RGB profile for maximum color fidelity and gamut.

Royal Palace of Madrid

Address: Calle de Bailén, s/n, 28071 Madrid, Spain


This magnificent castle is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, but it is only used for state ceremonies. With a 135,000 m2 floor area and containing 3,148 rooms, it is the largest palace in Europe and has plenty of space to explore. The palace is well-known for its gorgeous art collection, containing works from artists like Caravaggio and de Goya. Another important collection is housed by the Royal Armoury of Madrid, where it is the world’s only complete Stradivarius string quintet. Guided tours are available.

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Galicia, Spain in the morning

Santiago De Compostela

Location: A Coruña Province


Santiago de Compostela is the idyllic capital of Galicia and has approx. 95,000 residents. It is famous for housing the shrine of Saint James the Great, in the city’s cathedral, and being the final destination of the Way of St. James Catholic pilgrimage route. In addition to the cathedral, other important attractions are the 16th century Baroque Church of San Martín Pinario, the City of Culture of Galicia and the Galician Center of Contemporary Art.

Fuengirola beach. Costa del Sol. Malaga, Andalusia. Spain


Location: Málaga Province


This famous family-friendly beach resort is a part of the Costa del Sol. The municipality of Fuengrirola has approx. 71,500 residents. It has an over 8 kilometres long stretch of sandy beaches and a zoo. Notable sights include the Sohail Castle, the Roman Theatre and the Reservatauro Ronda park.

Roman Amphitheater, Costa Daurada, Catalunya. Copy space for text


Location: Tarragona Province, Catalonia


The Catalan city of Tarragona is a port and a vivid university town with 132,000 residents. It is well-known for its Roman ruins and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Its main sights are e.g. the archaeological museum, the cathedral and the Roman walls.

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