Spain, influenced throughout many centuries by occidental and oriental cultures, is a country with a surprising variety of landscapes and ways of living. Its richness has been built up by Iberians, Celts, Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Goths, Moors, Jews and Christians.
Being in Spain is like traveling in a time machine thanks to the impressive legacy of all this civilizations.
From the archeological remains of prehistory to the pieces of art and architecture of Picasso, Dali or Gaudi, Spain offers a great variety of possibilities for visitors.
Is the most important part of the heritage of a country to be found in its museums? This is not quite true, as the most important part of a country is really in its heartbeat, its personality, in the atmosphere and in the streets. What is true is that there are many interesting sights to be seen in Spain's museums, many parts of the world to bring together in order to glimpse Spain's unique personality. The real raison d'etre of the museums and their true usefulness will become clear to anyone striving to decipher the present and the future by looking into the past.
Three most important periods of the European Art; the Gothic Art, the Baroque Art and the Renaissance Art have been elegantly displayed widely in Spain. Museums, open-air displays, public buildings, statues, cathedrals, monasteries, fountains, palaces, convents, churches, basilicas and many other monuments display impressive examples of art since the Roman times, till our time.
But not only art and the remains from the past are the attractive of Spain. The hospitality and happiness of Spaniards is something that people from other countries remember forever after a visit to Spain.
At the same time, the prestige of Spanish gastronomy and wines ads another good reason to come the Iberian Penninsula.
And we cannot forget that Spain is considered the night paradise. During the weekends, cities and towns never stop moving: restaurants, bars, pubs, night clubs and discotheques stay open all night in many cases.