Spain, on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, is really 17 autonomous regions, each with its own geography and culture. The capital, Madrid, is home to the Royal Palace and singular Prado museum, housing works by European masters, and Segovia to the north has a fairy-tale medieval castle and Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s quirky modernist architecture, including the Sagrada Família basilica.

Capital: Madrid
Dialing code: +34
Population: 46.77 million (2018) Instituto Nacional de Estadística
King: Felipe VI of Spain

Visitor Characteristics:
Half of vacation visitors are aged under 35
Business visitors are four times more likely to be male than female
More than half of vacation visitors make repeat visit to a destination
Madrid and Barcelona are the areas of Spain generating the greatest number of vacation visits
83% of visitors from Spain are either ‘very’ or ‘extremely likely’ to recommend desitations for a holiday or short-break

Popular Activities:
Visited a museum
Visited parks/gardens
Went shopping

Key Demographic and Economic Data:
Population (m): 47.7
GDP per capita (Int $): 30,637
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%):0.8

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