Short travel guide to Spain

In the record year 2016, 22.1 million tourists from the United Kingdom arrived in Spain, 15.2 million came from France and third came from Germany with 11.4 million. The Canary Islands are the main tourist destination in Spain: 31.4% of all tourists have traveled there. The second most important tourist destination is Catalonia, visited by 24 million tourists. This is followed by Andalusia with 12.5 and Madrid with 10.6 million tourists.

Catalonia

Casa Mila,BarcelonaCatalonia is the most important tourist destination in Spain: 25.3% of all tourists have traveled there, 12.7% more than in the previous year. Here you will find offers for private accommodation in and around Barcelona, Lloret de Mar, Salou, Avinyonet del Penedes and Santa Eulalia de Roncana.

Barcelona is the capital of the Catalans, deeply influenced by its location on the Mediterranean Sea and a long history as a major port city. Barcelona preserves the testimonies of thousands of years of culture, treasures its traditions and has earned its reputation as one of the most dynamic and creative metropolises in Europe.

Balearic islands

Catadral de Palma de Mallorca The second most important tourist destination is the Balearic Islands, visited by 9.4 million tourists, 1% more than in the previous year. Here you will find a holiday home, apartment or finca in the towns of Alcudia, Arta, Betlem, Cala Galdana, Cala Ratjada, Campos, Can Picafort, Canyamel, Capdepera, Lloret de Vista Alegre, Muro, Palma, Petra, Pollenca, Sa Rapita, Soller and Son Servera.
The Cathedral of Saint Mary in the Spanish port city of Palma, the capital of the Balearic island of Mallorca, is the episcopal church of the diocese of Mallorca.
You can easily sort holiday accommodation offers for beach holidays, seniors holidays, pet holidays or hiking vacations.

Andalusia

Alhambra in GranadaAndalusia comes third with 7.6 million tourists (1.3% more). In Andalusia you will quickly find a nice private holiday home, e.g. in the towns of Almunecar and Mijas. The world famous Alhambra in Granada on the Sabikah Hill is a beautiful, historic sight in Andalusia. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984 and is the most visited monument in Spain.

The Cathedral of Santa María de la Sede, in the center of Seville, the city where the EXPO 92 World's Fair took place in 1992, is also worth seeing. The church is located in the fourth largest city of Spain in the Andalusian province of Seville. The Cathedral of Seville is the world's largest Gothic-style church. It is also the third largest cathedral in the world. Bigger are only the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Valencia

Valencia, Spanien The country and the county of Valencia spent 4.8 million (9.5% more) last year. Popular travel destinations (with much visited places) is for example: Calpe
Valencia, a port city on the southeast coast of Spain, is located at the mouth of the Turia in the Mediterranean Sea. It is famous for its Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias. Here are futuristic buildings, which include a planetarium, an oceanarium and an interactive museum. In addition, Valencia has several beaches, including some in the nearby Albufera Natural Park, a protected wetland with a lake and walking paths.
The Valencian cuisine is characterized by rice, meat, fish and local vegetables. The most famous Valencian dish is the rice dish paella, which is traditionally prepared in a special flat pan (the so-called "paellera"), usually on an open fire.
Over the last few years and the development of tourism in the Valencian Community, however, the name Costa de Valencia has come to be used for the coastal region of Valencia, which today is one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain. The Costa de Valencia is also a popular destination for language and city breaks.

Canary Islands

Kanarischer Drachenbaum Very popular with tourists from all over the world are the Canary Islands. In 2016, almost 4.9 million tourists spent their holidays on the island of Tenerife, 3.6 million in Gran Canaria, over 2.3 million on the island of Lanzarote. Fuerteventura recorded 1.9 million visitors. That's more than 13 million tourists in the Canary Islands alone in 2016! Thus, tourism is also the main industry.

Tenerife

The highest mountain of the Canary Islands is the 3718 meter high Pico del Teide, on the island of Tenerife and is thus Spain's highest elevation.
The largest Canarian dragon tree grew and is also located in Tenerife. The most famous dragon tree grows in Icod de los Vinos in Tenerife and is often referred to as a 1000-year-old dragon tree. However, considering the branching sequence and the intervals of the flowering periods, this specimen may only be assumed to be 400 years old.

 
You will find listings for a private holiday home, holiday houses and / or a holiday apartment in z. Agaete, Costa Teguise, El Paso, Hermigua, La Asomada, La Victoria de Acentejo, Los Llanos de Aridane, Playa del Ingles and San Juan de la Rambla.

Gran Canaria

MaspalomasThe circular island of Gran Canaria has an area of more than 1,500 km², almost one million inhabitants and is the third largest Canary island in terms of area, in terms of population, the second largest. The international airport, located between Telde and Ingenio, handles more than 100,000 flights a year, which accounts for more than 10 million passengers. That's an average of over 27,000 passengers daily.

 
The most popular resorts are located in the south of the island of Gran Canaria and Malspalomas, Playa del Ingles us San Augustin. The fishing village of Puerto de Mogán is often referred to as the Venice of the South and who does not know the postcards with the enormous sand dunes of Maspalomas.