Spain conquers new heights Travel
In 2013, Spain was visited by a record in its history, the number of foreign tourists. According to the Spanish Ministry of Tourism, in January-November, the country was visited by over 57 million people, which is 5% more than in 2012, the year. Most people came from Great Britain, Germany and France. Significant growth traveler from almost all the countries traditionally strong interest in the Iberian Peninsula. Especially the increase in the number of visitors from Scandinavia, Germany and Russia.
Spain - one of the world leaders in tourism. In recent years, the tourism sector of the country has successfully their previous achievements in number of guests and income. Tourism - one of the most developed sectors of the Spanish economy and employs about 900,000 people. In 2005, Spain has 52 million foreign tourists, and now they have 57 million In 2020, the World Tourism Organization forecasts expect 75 million people. Traveller always attract national color kingdom treasures of world culture, architectural ensembles, golden beaches, colorful carnivals and hospitality of the locals. Spain also actively modernizing its infrastructure, billions of euros invested in hotels, restaurants, airports, roads.
The most popular places in the past year were the autonomy of Catalonia, the Balearic and Canary Islands. In Catalonia tour impressed historical heritage, Mediterranean Sea, beach holidays, festivals and cuisine. In the museum displays the works born in this region famous artists Dali, Tapies, Miro and Picasso created here. Main city of autonomy playing a magnificent Barcelona, erected great Antonio Gaudi. It's tempting to take a stroll along the boulevard, La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter, visit the Park Guell, a look at the Sagrada Familia. In ancient Tarragona attract the attention of churches of different eras, and shrouded in legends Girona admire the narrow streets of the medieval center.
Variety of landscapes, mild climate and clean sea hit the Balearic Islands. Tourists do not pass by Castel Ibiza Cathedral and Bellver Castle Mallorca ancient religious buildings and palaces in the Venetian style in Menorca. Every major island of inherent distinctiveness. At Ibiza - extravaganza nightclubs and discos, Mallorca and Menorca - for privacy in harmony with untouched nature.
Some historians believe that the Canary Islands are not other than the remains of sunken Atlantis. Island delight unique beauty of nature, wonderful beaches. It offers travelers also Episcopal Palace, Museum Columbus, colorful carnival, waterpark Maspalomas and windsurfing. The Canaries excellent shopping, there are no customs duties and you can buy your favorite things at low prices.