1. The People
There are a number of reasons to visit Spain but the number one reason in our book is the people. You will be hard-pressed to find a friendlier bunch of locals in a major city. Locals here are extremely friendly and are more than happy to help you navigate the city or answer questions. It is not unusual for them to walk with you to your destination in order to make sure you arrive at your location.
2. The Culture
From festivals to Flamenco dancing, Spain is a country that knows how to party and how to express their joy. In terms of festivals you can find everything from La Tomatine, the giant tomato throwing festival that happens each year, Carnival, which includes a variety of parades and performance to Dia de los Reyes Magos, the festival that takes place on January 6th, which essentially marks the Spaniards Christmas and celebrates the arrival of the three wise men in Bethlehem.
There has been a big push over the last several years to end bullfighting. A number of animal rights organizations see it is a cruel and outdated tradition. That being said, the long-held event of bullfighting is considered to be a beautiful art form by many locals and travelers alike. There is no other sport on the planet that is so steeped in history, culture, and literature. It is a unique experience in which to take part, especially as a casual observer.
4. The Food
The food may differ from region to region but one thing about it that remains the same is the fact that all of it is amazing. From Paella and sangria to a beautiful Spanish wine, the food and beverages from this area of the world seem to be infused with the love and personalities of those who prepare it. The tapas culture of Spain is popular with tourists as it allows you the opportunity to sample many different flavors in one sitting.