Spain: sun, sea, sand and Spanish... discover us!
Spain, a golden country in the heart of Europe and gateway to the Americas. It´s mini continent blessed with sunshine, charisma, and overflowing with Spanish culture and history including art, flamenco and mouth watering tapas. Spain really is a true paradise with something for everyone. Spain offers a rich geographical diversity with green mountains in the north, a flat centre, and heavenly beaches along the seemingly endless southern and eastern coasts. The country is a perfect balance of the ancient world and the new, where traditional cathedrals sit side by side with modern architecture in the elegant remains of Roman and Moorish cities. Typical Mediterranean cuisine is found along with fast food restaurants; football matches share the arenas with bullfights, both arousing the same passion in the old and young alike.
In Spain, discotheques share the stage with gypsy-inspired "Flamenco". Traditional Spanish painters like Velázquez & El Greco live harmoniously with the modern masters Picasso and Salvador Dalí. It is a land of contrasts where contemporary European tradition blends effortlessly with exotic Moorish culture. Spain is a truly unique and magical place. The tapa tradition is as important for the conversation and company as for the delicious food. Every Spaniard has his favourite tasca, as the tapas bars are often called, where he goes regularly to meet his friends or business acquaintances. Tapas can be found in even the smallest bar in a tiny village. The word tapa, meaning cover or lid, is thought to have originally referred to the complimentary plate of appetizers that many tascas would put like a lid on one's wine glass. Tapas can vary from simple to complex and include cheese, fish, eggs, vegetable dishes, dips, canapés, and savoury pastries. A quantity of tapas can make an excellent meal.