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Spain

Spain, the flamenco country of Europe!

Thanks to its mild temperatures all year round, rich heritage, traditions, exceptional natural richness and gastronomy, Spain is an ‘ole’ destination!

Small +: If you are a football fan, Spain is a real place of pilgrimage!

Come experience ‘hot and fiery’ Spain with Karana Travel!

 

Spain Live Weather Forecast (7 Days)

Capital

Madrid

Area

505,990 km²

Population

47.43 million

Geographic Location

Located in southwestern Europe, Spain is bathed to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and east by the Mediterranean.

Occupying most of the Iberian Peninsula, it is limited to the north by France and the west by Portugal.

Jet Lag

In winter, the time difference between Asia and Spain is 6/7 hours (from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March).

In summer, the time difference between Asia and Spain is 5/6 hours (from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Climate

Spain is distinguished by three different types of climates:

– In the centre, the continental climate is characterized by hot and stormy summers and cold and dry winters

– in the north, the oceanic climate is characterized by a mild and humid climate

– In the south, the Mediterranean climate is characterized by hot and dry summers and mild winters

Language & Culture

Language

Castilian (or Spanish) is the most spoken language in Spain, but other official languages are also practiced in the country: Catalan, Basque, Galician and Aranais.

Religion

95% of Spaniards are Catholic.

There are almost no more Jews there and the Protestants could almost count on the fingers of the hand. Muslims and some recent import churches remain, such as Pentecostals (who take a dominant place in Gitana communities).

Visa Requirement

To find out if your nationality requires a visa to enter Spain (a member state of the European Union), please inquire at the Spanish Embassy in your home country.

Useful Info

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When To Travel

In Spain, the climate is favourable everywhere during May, June, July, August, September and October.

Health Tips

Before leaving, remember to check the health measures required and recommendations in your country of destination. You will find this information on the website of the Embassies of the countries concerned.

Covid

The global health situation is changing. In any case, before leaving on a trip, it is important to check about the conditions of mobility on the website of the Embassies of the countries concerned.

Miscellaneous

Western (European) culture is very different from Asian culture. Please refer to the transcultural page.

Currency

The euro is the currency in circulation.

Electricity

Please bring a universal adapter.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance before leaving your country.

Western Vs Asian Culture: Why So Different?

    • Europe
    • Asia
    • Wheat is the food base
    • Rice is favoured
    • Salt and pepper on tables
    • Salty and/or sweet soy sauce preferred
    • Cold/ice water served
    • Lukewarm water are being asked for
    • Western meals are eaten individually
    • Asians share and eat collectively from the same dishes
    • Cutlery such as fork, knife, spoon are used
    • Asians of Chinese ancestry eat with chopsticks
    • On Sunday, streets are deserted…
    • Very crowded in Asia
    • Europeans do everything to be tanned
    • Asians seek to whiten their skin
    • Public display of affection such as kissing and cuddling are common
    • Considered taboo and indecent in Asian countries
    • Skimpy dressing for men and women the norm
    • Discreet dressing considered as polite and respectful
    • Homosexuality normal in most European countries
    • Taboo in many Asian countries