A country in southern Europe on the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, bordering Portugal, France, Andorra, and Gibraltar.

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Where to find a bike to hire / buy / borrow in Southern Spain

I am doing a bike trip in Southern Spain near Lorca- it is relatively short and I don't want to take a bike on the plane for it- I was hoping to hire locally. What are the chances of me finding a ...
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Differences between the Routes of the Camino de Santiago

I will be a first time "pilgrim" in July of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St James) and am deciding on the various routes. Can someone explain what differences are encountered on the routes - how ...
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What is the best way to get from Antwerp to Calp in Spain by train?

Calp is a pretty small tourist/fisherman's town in Spain, not far from Benidorm. I have spent 21 of my 23 winters there up to this point. A few years ago, I developed a fear of flying after a few ...
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Driving from Belgium to Portugal

On the 1st of August we're driving from Brussels to Idahna-A-Nova in Portugal to attend Boom Festival. We're leaving very early to avoid as many traffic jams as possible. According to Google Maps we ...
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Finding a quiet hotel in Madrid

I'm trying to find a quiet hotel in Madrid that's not too far out of the way. Normally, I'd just hit a hotel booking website, pick a few in the right geographical area and price range, and check the ...
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What time does siesta start and finish in Spain?

Shops and restaurants, and many petrol stations, seem to close for lunch in Spain. Which is fine if you can plan for it, but having been stuck, with the family, in a car in 35°C temperatures for over ...
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Can I travel from the USA to Spain with a one-way flight?

I am going to be an au pair and will not qualify for a work visa, and do not want to pay for 15 hours of classes to qualify as a student. Does Spain have any rules for "onward travel" where I would ...
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Any tips for completing purchases through RENFE's website?

I've found the Spanish train website renfe.com cannot complete credit card transactions. I've attempted with several different bank and credit cards from several different countries, verified the ...
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Want to Drive from Barcelona to Madrid

I want to drive from Barcelona to Madrid (Around 600kms) this december. Is it beautiful? What are the safe car hiring options for foreigners?
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How to apply for Spanish multiple entry as a UK resident on a Chinese passport?

I am a non-European passport holder resident in the UK. I have applied for a Spanish short term visitor multiple entry visa for the last three years. They had only given me up to a one month visa with ...
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Is there a SIM card that works in Spain, France, and Italy?

I am traveling to Europe later this month and I have an iPhone 5. What companies offer prepaid SIM cards that work in Spain, France, and Italy, if there are any? the iPhone 5 is CDMA and GSM ...
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Can I travel to Spain using a Greek Schengen visa even if I don't want to stay in Greece at all? [duplicate]

I want to travel to Spain however the requirements state that my UK residence permit be valid for 3 months after intended date of departure from the Schengen area. I'll only have 1 month left when I ...
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Road Trip from Pakistan to Spain [closed]

I am planning a road trip with 2 of my friends to Barcelona, Spain. We are based in Lahore, Pakistan. We have no idea how to start and go about this trip. Google Maps shows a 100 hour drive from ...
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How to go from Madrid Airport to Gran Via?

I've seen several options using bus and subway in Google Maps, but I am looking for both the fastest and the cheapest way. I am also looking for a way to do that with the least number of line or ...
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Left Luggage facilitaties in train stations in France? or Sending luggage from France to Spain?

After some time in Nice, I'm doing the Camino 'Le Puy - Pamplona' track (5-6 week walk and was hoping to leave the rest of my luggage in a train station either in Lyon or Nice. Does anyone know if you ...
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Reentering the Schengen area when visiting without visa [duplicate]

I'm travelling to Spain with my US passport. After 5 days in Spain, I'm travelling to Morocco for 4 days. After Morocco, can I reenter Spain for 1 more week? I've read we have up to 90 days, but they ...
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Any special requirements in driving from Spain to France?

I'm renting a car in Barcelona. And i would like to make a trip at the Pyrenees, both the Spanish and French sides. Are there any special requirements needed for the rented car?
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Visa for travelling to France, as UK residents on SA passports

Good afternoon, We are South Africans with SA Passports living in the UK on an ancestral visa - how do we go about visiting France / Spain? Do we need separate visa on entering either France / ...
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Can an American fly to Spain with a one way ticket? [closed]

I am going to Ibiza to work for the summer and am unsure if I can buy a one way ticket. I want to leave the trip open ended because I have never been to Europe and want to explore. I am obtaining a ...
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I have a visa to Spain from 11 August till 28 February, but I want to travel in December

I have applied for visa to Spain from the 11 August to 28 February which has been approved, but due to some family problem I want to travel on 15th of December instead of 11 August. Is that possible, ...
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Mallorca's public transportation prices

What are the current prices of public transportation bus and train services? Are there any monthly/weekly passes?
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Can I hitchhike on a yacht to cross the Mediterranean from Spain to Turkey?

I've heard occasionally of people managing to get passage on yachts and other boats and I would like to try this. How can I find a boat to ride on and what would be the likely conditions of carriage?
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What precautions should travelers take in Spain/France?

On my last visit in Milano Italy, i went to the Duomo. It was the first day of my trip, and definitely the worst. On the second I stepped out the subway, "Tourist hunting gangs" jumps from all over, ...
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Entering Spain with Schengen visa taken from Greek Embassy [duplicate]

I have a 1 year multiple entry Schengen visa taken from Greek Embassy in Delhi. I have travelled to Greece with this Visa last year. Within the 1 year validity period I now wish to travel to Spain. ...
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Buying a rail pass from a non EU country and reserving seats in advance

I'm going to Europe next June and I plan to travel by train. I want to reserve my seats in advance, so I'm thinking about buying them around three months in advance. I'm also thinking about buying a ...
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How to get Spain resident's discount on travel? [closed]

I'd like to be able to receive a discount offered for ferry and airplane tickets for Spanish Residents.. Is it possible to get them available to me without living in the country?
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U.S. Citizen Wants to Travel to UK, but take side-trip to Spain?

I'm a U.S. citizen and my boyfriend is from the UK. I am planning to visit him for 2 weeks. I will probably stay with him the first week in the UK. In the second week, if we wanted to take a side-trip ...
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Buy Prepaid SIM for use in Spain, but mailed to US?

I'm going to Spain in a weeks. I would like to have a SIM card in hand before we arrive in Spain. Does anyone have experience purchasing a SIM card to use in Spain before arriving in Spain? These ...
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Where to see the last Arabian flag in Andalus (Spain) and history of Andalus in general

In which museum in Spain I can find the last flag of the Arabian armies that used to occupy Spain for 700 years (Andalus). All I find about it in the net is this photo which seems like a festival for ...
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Visa issue: need to extend visa for more period

I'm a Sri Lankan student who came to study in Spain, but I"m here not with student visa, but Schengan visa ( a mistake happen in first place). my visa expires at 12th of Dec, but I have to Stay until ...
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Can I use a Prepaid Tmn sim from Portugal, outside Portugal (e.g. Spain, Italy)? [closed]

I bought prepaid Sim cards for 3 months for my husband and my phone so we could contact each other if necessary and so family could contact us in emergency. In Portugal the phones worked fine. Now we ...
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Why is the train between Barcelona and Madrid so expensive?

A one way ticket from Barcelona to Madrid is more than 100 euros, which is much more expensive than in the rest of Western Europe. It is even more expensive than the Eurostar, which required to dig a ...
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Getting to La Tomatina

I'm going for an exchange programme to Nimes, France from Delhi, India, in August, just in time for La Tomatina in Buñol. I was planning to take the overnight bus from Nimes to Valencia that arrives ...
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What do I need to know or do in order to rent a car in Spain?

I'm a US resident and am looking to rent a car in Spain. How do I get a license to drive there?
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First time in Barcelona: affordable places to eat for a student

I will be arriving in Barcelona on the 13th of September and I will be staying together with my girlfriend for 6 nights. Although I have a job, as students the budget is, let's say, a little ...
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Spain visa - must I make entire hotel payment, or is deposit enough?

I am a Kenyan student studying in the UK. I have a Tier 4 visa. I am applying for a visa to Spain, and one of the requirements is a hotel confirmation. Do I have to make the full payment for the ...
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How long is an acceptable shower in Spain? [closed]

I hear taking long showers in foreign countries is looked down upon, especially if you are living with someone temporarily. Is there a standard shower time in Spain that is considered acceptable?
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Accessing the Mount Teide summit without permit

We are going on a trip to the canary islands and we would not like to miss accessing the Mount Teide summit, but: Access to the summit itself is restricted; a free permit is required to climb ...
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Can I expedite a Schengen Visa appointment for consulates in the US?

I live in the USA and hope to travel to Spain in ~6 weeks. My citizenship requires a Schengen visa for traveling to Spain. Applying for the Schengen visa requires making an appointment and appearing ...
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Getting between the Parque Empresarial Torneo business district of Seville/Sevilla and the airport?

For an upcoming trip to Seville / Sevilla in Spain, I've noticed that you can get some very good rates on the weekend at some nice hotels in the Pino Montano / Parque Empresarial Torneo area of the ...
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Is a day trip between Barcelona and Andorra possible?

I am traveling to Barcelona this October and wish to take a day-trip to Andorra. Is this possible?
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Does a ticket to Montserrat Mountain include 8 free city rides?

Regarding Barcelona 1) I have heard that a ticket to Montserrat Mountain includes 8 free city rides. Is it so? 2) Are there any activities that runs only on a specific day? E.g. the magic fountain?
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Are there any last-minute cheap Spain-domestic flights?

I'm travelling alone to Barcelona airport (BCN). I would like to take a cheap round-trip flight from BCN to Madrid. Is there any web-site or smartphone app that sells last-minute cheap Spanish ...
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Getting to Valencia Airport early in the morning

What options do I have to get to Valencia Airport early in the morning (to catch a flight with departure at 6:30) other than the expensive taxi?
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SIM in Spain with tethering [duplicate]

I will be traveling to Spain soon and want to have the ability to use the internet on my laptop. I was wondering if there are pre-paid SIMs in Spain that provide tethering options.
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Looking for a small scenic beach town village in Spain or Portugal

A few friends and I are looking for a small Spain/Portugal beach town or village to stay at for a week. We want something scenic, ideally with cliffs or terrain on the beach. We are all 28 to 30 and ...
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Is it feasible to travel daily from Gavà to Barcelona?

We are planning a 5 day trip to Barcelona and due to a limited budget we were thinking of staying in Gavà and then travelling to Barcelona, practically every morning. Do you consider this as feasible ...
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Where can I find authentic areas in Canary islands?

I am going on a trip to the Canary Islands. I have heard that it is quite commercial in some areas. Does anyone know of the authentic and more "virgin" regions, "off the beaten track," particularly ...
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Is there any common website for Spanish intercity bus timetables?

As I wrote in an answer some time ago, there are, in my opinion, very good bus connections in Andalusia (and elsewhere in Spain). But I don't know of a single site where you could easily check the ...
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Are there restrictions in public transport during Semana Santa in Spain?

I'm currently traveling in Spain on public transport. With the Easter week (Semana Santa) coming up, do I have to expect limited services on long distance buses and trains? What about local transport ...