Spain lies in southwestern Europe and borders the North Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Bay of Biscay, Pyrenees Mountains, Portugal and southwest France.
Art and Music
Spain has produced many notable artists, including El Greco, Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Although Spaniards often listen to flamenco music, rock, pop, hip-hop and other contemporary genres are popular as well.
Soccer is arguably the country's most popular sport, and tickets to matches are fairly inexpensive. Bullfighting also has a significant following throughout Spain.
Many festivals and celebrations take place throughout the year, including the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Seville Tapas Fair and Granada's International Festival of Music and Dance.
Cuisine varies by region. For example, Basque dishes often feature baby eels, squid and a variety of dried cod, while meals in the Celtic-influenced Galicia may include meat and fish pies, scallops or veal.