Curiosities about tourism in Spain

Madrid-capital
Tourism , what a beautiful word! Listening to it makes me want to pack my suitcase to go on a trip anywhere. It doesn’t matter if it’s far or near, if it’s a month-long vacation or a two-day getaway. What one wants is to live new experiences to continue growing as a person.

That is what Spaniards and foreigners who come to Spain for tourism think. About all of them, there are a series of curiosities that today I would like to share in this article.

New York, New York …

The famous song of the great Frank Sinatra answers the following question: what is the favorite destination of the Spanish? It is the trip that many want to do at least once in their life, and for this they usually take an average week, which is the minimum you need to soak up a wonderful city that has many points of interest, such as the Empire State or Central Park.

If we talk about a two or three day getaway, the Spanish prefer to go to London, Paris, Berlin or Rome, which are capitals that actually deserve a longer visit.

New-York-USA

World power

Spain has the privilege of being the third country that received the most international visitors in 2017, only below France and surpassing the United States. More than 82 million people came from other countries, representing an increase of 8.9% compared to 2016, which left a lot of money. How many? It is estimated that about 87,000 million euros.

Barcelona is on everyone’s lips

Although Madrid is the capital and receives many tourists year after year, Barcelona continues to be the city that foreigners like the most, since it is the favorite for traveling with the family, in search of the beach or with architectural or historical concerns. In addition, we must not forget that it is a sustainable destination that stands out for its gastronomy and good weather , something that of course serves to convince many tourists.

Barcelona-Catalunya

Madrid is pure art

Who wants to visit the best museums in Spain goes to the capital. In Madrid there are the Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen, which manage to attract more than 2.5 million tourists every year. Works like Picasso’s Guernica are on the minds of those who come wanting to see world-class paintings.

Catalans travel the most

In the ranking of travelers at the national level, Catalonia is at the top because it is the one that contributes the most tourists to other countries, while Castilla-La Mancha and the Canaries occupy the last positions.