Spain is located in Western Europe and has a population of 44.7 million people. Spain is a country rich with vibrant culture, not to mention rich in history and landscapes. Spain's extensive coastline provides countless beaches to enjoy. The official language of Spain is Spanish, although Catalan, Galician and Basque are also spoken in regional areas.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Spain's climate can be quite hot in summer, particularly in July and August. The best months to visit are from April through to October.

Money and costs

The national currency of Spain is the Euro (EUR, symbol €). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Visas are not required by members of the EU for an unlimited stay, while tourists from the USA, Canada and Australia can enter Spain for up to 90 days.

Getting there

Although home to over 30 international airports, the main airports for entry to Spain are located in Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga and Valencia.

Dialling codes

To call Spain, the country dialling code is +34.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Spain at:

Lonely Planet -​spain

Spain Embassy in the USA -​es/​embassy.htm

Spain Embassy in the UK -

NHS health information on Spain -​NHSEngland/​healthcarespain/​Pages/​healthcarespain.aspx

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011