Articles about Spain

Parque de Atracciones, Madrid, Spain
Are you in the process of planning a family vacation to beautiful Madrid, the capital and largest city in Spain? Have you decided yet on the sites and attractions you’d like to visit during your stay? Madrid is one of the most popular holiday spots for families, a destination with hundreds of fun and interesting  [...]
Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid
If you are traveling to Madrid, Spain, either for business or pleasure, one of the sites you should really try to visit during your stay is the Biblioteca Nacional de España. The Biblioteca Nacional de España, or National Library of Spain, is Madrid’s primary public library and the largest of its kind in Spain. To  [...]
Plaza de España y Monumento a Cervantes, Madrid, Spain
If you’re planning to pay a visit to Madrid, the largest city in Spain and its capital, you should definitely try to schedule a visit to the Plaza de España, where, among other sites and attractions, you’ll find the Monumento a Cervantes, a tribute to the world-famous writer Miguel de Cervantes. Below we have provided  [...]
Torres Kio, Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain, the country’s capital and largest city, has long been recognized as a place of great historical significance, with many structures and monuments that date back hundreds of years, some as early as the 15th and 16th centuries. However, as a world capital, with a population of nearly 3.5 million in the city proper  [...]
Natural Sites of Madrid, Spain
When most people hear the words “Madrid and tourism” used together their thoughts likely turn to the hundreds of museums, galleries and historic monuments this bustling Spanish capital has to offer. This is certainly understandable. Madrid is undeniably one of the world’s most culturally and historically significant cities and home to countless collections of artistic  [...]
The History of Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain has a rich and colorful history, beginning with the theories regarding the origins of its name. Legend has it the city was founded by Ocno Bianor, son of King Tyrrhenius of Tuscany and Mantua, who named the settlement “Metragirta”—a name that over time was shortened to “Madrid.” Despite this legend (and many more  [...]
Traditions of Madrid, Spain
Like most historically rich cities, Madrid, the largest and capital city of Spain, has an abundance of local traditions to call its own, including a number of annual festivals that are as colorful as they are lively. Below we will explore some of these traditions in a bit more detail, painting a picture as to  [...]
Villages in the Madrid Area, Spain
The city of Madrid, Spain has more than its share of interesting sites and attractions to visit, but visitors to this area may also want to check out the various villages and towns located just outside Madrid, including those in the nearby provinces of Castilla la Mancha to the south of the city and Castilla  [...]
Parks in Madrid, Spain
Unlike most major cities, whose green space and common areas have given way to new construction and are now very limited at best, Madrid boasts one of the most extensive areas of parks, gardens and environmentally-friendly zones of all European cities and world capitals. Taken collectively, these areas make up over 33 million square meters  [...]
Museums in Madrid, Spain
Madrid, the capital and largest city in Spain, is known the world around for its fascinating museums—forty-four in all—beginning with the four museums that make up its Paseo del Arte, or Avenue of Art. These are the Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and since 2007, the Centro de  [...]
Monuments in Madrid, Spain
The beautiful city of Madrid features an abundance of monuments and principal landmarks, a testament, perhaps, to better days during the Spanish Empire. Below we will take a look at just of few of these monuments of Madrid and provide a brief description of each: Royal Palace The Royal Palace of Spain, now used only  [...]
Architecture in Madrid, Spain
The sheer number of tourists and guests that flock to Madrid, Spain every year—with numbers that reach into the millions—may sound surprising to people who have yet to experience this marvel of a city, but once they are treated to its beauty and the pride and friendliness of its people, their doubts would almost certainly  [...]
Stop and Visit Madrid, Spain
Madrid is the capital and largest city in Spain, as well as the capital of the autonomous community of the same name, the Comunidad de Madrid.  The city has a population of nearly 3.4 million, making it the third-largest city within the European Union after London and Berlin, and its extended metropolitan area, with a  [...]
Erasmus+ Scholarships
We have compiled extensive information about Erasmus programs over recent years for European and foreign students studying abroad. This page contains 8 sections: Erasmus+ Overview Tips From a Former Erasmus Student Erasmus Mundus Scholarships How to Apply for an Erasmus Scholarship Erasmus Mundus European Programs Who can participate in the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Erasmus Mundus  [...]
The Academic Calendar of Universities in Spain
Note: This calendar is outdated but it may serve to give you an idea of the spanish university schedules. Academic calendars for most Spanish universities are similar throughout the country: classes begin in October, and end in June. The first semester exams take place in February, and the second semester exams are in June. Nevertheless,  [...]
Spain Education System
If you are looking to study in Spain then you need to at least have an idea about Spain’s Education System. The educational law of 1990, the Ley Organica de Ordenacion General del Sistema Educativo (LOGSE) (Law on the General Organization of the Educational System), established a new system which started in 1991-92 school-year. The  [...]
Prepare for the cultural adjustment of living in Spain
So, you’ve decided to study in Spain. How do you adjust to a new culture and life in a foreign country? How do you learn about that new culture’s mind frame? What happens when as a student you enroll in a foreign study program? How do you make the transition from your culture, your frame  [...]
Obtaining a Student Visa for Spain
Citizens from the European Union do not need a visa for Spain. With a valid Identification Card or passport, they can stay as long as they want. However, citizens from all other countries will require a visa stamped in their passport if they wish to remain in Spain longer than 90 days. Regarding Visas, the  [...]
Calling and telephones in Spain
Mobile phones Contracts or pre-pay (top-ups)? If you are a fanatic of the mobile phone, if you use it all day long to call your friends and you know that you are staying at least one year in Spain , you may be interested in a contract. On the other hand, if you are not  [...]