SPAIN TRAVEL GUIDE

As with Italy, early Phonecians, Greeks, and Carthinagians occupied the Iberian Peninsula. The Romans conquered Spain and their influence over Spanish culture was enduring. 


Spain (Hispania) was invaded by the Umayyad Caliphate from Baghdad in the early 7th Century and Muslim rule continued until 1492.


Although Islamic influences are apparent in art and architecture, Christian and Roman icons and rituals have had a profound effect on Spanish culture.


Regional variations are pronounced with languages, such as Catalan and Basque, being a major marker of heritage and culture.

Drawings of Simple Spanish Words and Phrases

Simple Spanish Words and Phrases for Traveling in Spain

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Spain Tourist Information

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Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, aerial view surrounded by trees

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The beautiful architecture of Plaza de España

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Tapas bar Pintxos in San Sebastian

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Hiking trail with a scenic view in Barcelona

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Aerial view of La Concha beaches in San Sebastian

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Madrid, Puerto del Sol neighborhood

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A vista stretches from Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain, overlooking the harbor

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Walking inside Mezquita Cordoba Spain

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Aerial view of the bustling streets of Barcelona

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Scenic dusk scene featuring the Mosque-Cathedral and Roman Bridge in Cordoba, Spain

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Gorgeous sunny day in Madrid

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Aerial view of the streets around Sagrada Familia Barcelona

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People walking through typical street in the old town San Sebastian

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Huge crowds on Flee market in Barcelona El Ecants

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