Articles about Spain

Financial Aid Information for Studying in Spain
Financing your education abroad could be your most difficult task. Most governments provide financial aid for students while they study in their home country’s institutions, while offering little help to those who want to study abroad. Because internalisation of campuses and programs has become a major issue for many universities around the world, new financial  [...]
Selecting a University, School or Program in Spain
Selecting a university, school or program is a major decision that should not be taken lightly. Like with other decisions you will make, it could have consequences that will impact your life. The outcome of your education will depend not only on the institution and program selected, but also on your ability to adjust to  [...]
Travel to Spain on your own, a practical guide
Do you wish to travel to Spain on your own but need a practical guide? If you need some assistance in deciding on a route, finding accommodations in Spain, hotels or other types of lodging; making arrangements for transportation such as car rentals, motor coach or by train; or you simply need to decide just  [...]
Medieval Faires in Spain
In Spain you will find throughout the yearmedieval faires,renaissance faires, or historical festivals in various cities. They usually include a medieval markets, parades, music, dance, and enactments of historic events. Here are a few of these events sorted month. Please visit the ones that best fit your interest, schedule and budget. January Dates: 5-10 January  [...]
Driving in Spain
Spain is the third most visited country on the planet. It’s no wonder considering the culture, tradition, historical sites, art, and beaches. People coming to Spain to visit need to travel around the entire country to get a glimpse of all Spain has to offer, from the beaches of Malaga to the history of Madrid  [...]
Travel in Spain
If you are preparing to travel to Spain and have questions regarding what to bring, money, health, food safety and issues alike, here is some information that will help you prepare: What to bring Comfortable cloths and shoes—new, nice looking jeans are fine; one dressy outfit; waterproof jacket; sweater; umbrella (in the fall); money belt  [...]
Sports in Spain
There are a variety of sports played and watched in Spain; football is perhaps the most popular. The top football league in Spain is called La Liga and it is on par with the English Premier League. Clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona have a huge fan base across the world. Spain won the FIFA  [...]
Real Madrid and Its Soccer Stadium
The history of soccer in Real Madrid dates back to the early 1900’s. Recently, they were voted as the 20th century’s best club by the soccer head FIFA. They have a bunch of extremely talented soccer players.Real Madrid is one of the most popular football teams in Spain and Europe. Much earlier, the Viejo Chamartín  [...]
Religion in Spain
When King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella ruled Spain in the 1400s and 1500s, they decreed that all Spaniards must become Roman Catholics. People who practiced other religions, such as Islam or Judaism, where forced to change religions. If they did not, they were killed or exiled from Spain. Today, almost 97 percent of Spain´s population  [...]
The amazing world of Ciudad Encantada (“The Enchanted City”)
The city of Cuenca is known for its famous and exhilarating tourist sites such as the Casas Colgadas (hanging houses acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Cuenca Cathedral, Museum of Spanish Abstract Art, Ciudad Encantada, The Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, and The Museum of Cuenca. The Ciudad Encantada is an amazing and remarkable  [...]
Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid
Covering an area of 350 acres or 120 hectares, the Parque del Buen Retiro (Park of the Pleasant Retreat) is a huge ecological site at the heart of the Madrid.  The park was the former location of the royal palace built in 1632 during the sovereignty of King Philip IV.  After the Peninsula War, the  [...]
The Royal Palace of Madrid
Spain’s King, Juan Carlos, should be the residents in the Royal Palace of Madrid, but the King and his family chose to live not in the palace, but on Madrid’s outskirts at a smaller Palacio de la Zarzuela. But nonetheless, for occasions of the State, the palace is still in use. The ownership of the  [...]
The Prado Museum, Madrid
The Prado Museum houses the collection of royal arts, and it is the greatest European museum. It was thrown open to the public in the year 1819, and has more than 4,000 paintings from many older centuries stored there. It includes brilliant artistic work by the likes of Rembrandt, Bosch, Titian and many others. It  [...]
The Most Celebrated Castles in Spain
Spain has been known for its magnificent history and majesty during it glorious years.  Strong evidences of its past include palaces and castles scattered all throughout its provinces.  Each structure has its own story to tell.  All of them have played important roles at one point in Spain’s grand years. Alcazár of Seville (Alcázares Reales  [...]
El Escorial, the Perpetual Home for the Catholic Crown of Spain
The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real, or simply El Escorial is situated 45 km. northwest of Madrid at the foot of Mt. Abantos in the Sierra de Guadarrama. Philip II of Spain has commissioned the Spanish architect Juan Bautista de Toledo to design the El Escorial in 1559 to commemorate the 1557 Spanish victory  [...]
3 Monuments in Spain You Shouldn’t Miss
Plaza Major: The Plaza Major is arguably the most stunning monument in Spain, it took a lot of hard work to build the Plaza Major. The construction began in 1729 and it was completed in the year 1755 in the Baroque style. Alberto Churriguera was the architect who played a pivotal role in building this  [...]
Learning the Spanish languages
Spanish (español) or Castilian (castellano) is the official language of the entire State of Spain according to the Spanish Constitution of 1978.  Spaniards are likely to use the term español when differentiating it with languages of other countries such as English or French however call it castellano when distinguishing it with other languages or dialect  [...]