Spain is the sunniest country in Europe and the climate (on the Costa Blanca) has been described by the World Health Organisation as among the healthiest in the world.

Spain has a wealth of historic churches and cathedrals, many in desperate need of restoration, including the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, one of the most important holy places in Christendom (it once rivalled Rome) and a place of pilgrimage since the ninth century. Spain is a Christian country where some 77 per cent of the population claims to Spain2belong to the Catholic Church and less than 1 per cent Protestant.

Most Spaniards live in harmony with the foreign population, although many foreigners (colloquially dubbed guiris, from the word guirigay meaning gibberish) live separate lives in tourist ‘ghettos’, a million miles away from the ‘real’ Spain.

To find out more contact:

Embassy of Spain
15 Arkana Street
Yarralumla ACT 2600
+61 2 6273 3555


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