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Spain

Sailing Spain - Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea

The Kingdom of Spain, a country of rich history and culture, famous artists, passionate dances, corridas, wine and olive oil, superb cuisine, friendly people, magnificent nature and gorgeous beaches. Spain is a great European country located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, mostly mountainous relief. It borders with France and Andorra on the northeast, Portugal on the west and Gibraltar on the south. Part of the Spanish territory consists of two island groups, Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic.

Spanish territory has been inhabited since the Paleolithic, as evidenced by the numerous remnants of human culture and cave drawings aged over 10 000 years. After the Roman and Arab rule during the Middle Ages, was followed by most important period of Spanish history (so called. Golden age): during the 16th and 17th century Spanish Empire became the leading European superpower. Spain is a country of extremely valuable and rich cultural and historical heritage; as many as 45 Spanish sites and places has been listed as UNESCO world heritage. Spain is one of the most economically developed European countries, known for its tourism, industry, viticulture, olive growing and mining.

Spain is yearly visited by more than 50 million tourists from all over the world, making it one of the most visited countries in the world. The most important Spanish tourist destinations are the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Lloret de Mar, Granada, Malaga, Seville and the region of Catalonia, Castile, Valencia, Basque Country and the Balearic and Canary Islands. Madrid is the capital of Spain, the highest European metropolis. It is located in the center of the country. Madrid is world-cosmopolitan city, a blend of tradition and modern, full of luxurious palaces, museums, monumental buildings, sacral objects, high skyscrapers, luxury hotels and shops.

Spain is one on the most popular and most attractive sailing destinations in the world. The most important Spanish sailing areas are Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, Costa Blanca, Costa Del Sol, full of idyllic sandy beaches, picturesque bays and luxury tourist complex.