has a character all to itself. Spanish culture is distinct and
quite different from the rest of Western Europe. The Pyrennes
Mountains separating the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe,
along with its history of Moorish occupation, have left a lasting
imprint on the Spanish people today.
Spaniards are a very friendly people, and though they may not speak
any English, they are always willing to lend a friendly hand to
Spain is a very provincial country, and different regions of the
country still support and speak a variety of different languages to
include Basque, Galician, Catalan, and Castilian. One thing
all Spaniards have in common, though, are the distinctive Spanish
schedule and mealtimes. Spaniards typically eat a small
breakfast, a snack at 11, and then lunch at 2pm. The afternoon
(the hottest time of day) is a time for rest as the Spanish people
enjoy their famous siesta period. The evenings in Spain are
very lively, and dinners typically don't start until 10 or 11pm.
Spain Vacation Destinations
Barcelona is the
ideal destination for tourists looking for a bit of sun, history,
seafood, architecture, and an excellent nightlife. Read our
vacation and travel tips on what to see and do in about this
exuberant, vibrant city!
is a wonderful day trip from Barcelona into the mountains inland
from the city. This presents a great opportunity to get away
from the hustle and bustle of the big city and spend some time in
the cooler mountain air. Montserrat is also the site of a
famous Benedictine Abbey.