Flamenco, art, culture, bullfights, painters, literature and sports. Spain, with its comfortable climate, has a lot to offer. The country has a fantastic and violent history and several world famous painters, like Dali and Picasso, have a strong affiliation with the country. Spain offers anything from fabulous beaches on Costa del Sol, green leafy scenery in the Basque county, to Gaudi's adventurous architecture in Barcelona. In Spain, people are keen to spend a lot of time with each other. Old and young meet to play backgammon, solve the problems of the world or gossip over tapas in one of the bars. Most part of the day is spent outside of the home and the pace of life is different. Today Spain is one of the most positive countries in relation to LGBT Issues, with gender-neutral marriage legislation and active work against discrimination. And, not the least, a very exciting gay/LGBT scene.
Facts: Population: 45 150 000 Official language: Spanish, Aranese, Basque, Catalan/Valencian and Galician Area: 504 782 km² Currency: Euro Government: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy Calling code: +34 Time zone: GMT +1