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Moving around in Spain - transportation

In addition, traveling on a personal or rented car is also possible in Spain. Although the quality of roads here are not the best in Europe, it is quite acceptable for comfortable travel. The price of gasoline in Spain is quite expensive and there are a lot of toll roads. This should be taken into account in advance when planning your budget. There are also systems of strict fines, so it is advisable not to violate the traffic rules. The fine on an average car is about $ 40 per day. It is therefore not advisable to travel by cars in large cities, as it is very easy to get a fine of 85 Euros for incorrect parking. There is also the likelihood of traffic jams ruining your vacation plans. Bicycles which are available for hire are a good option in Madrid and other cities. There are chic bike trails in all regions. You can also rent a motorcycle or a scooter. Taxi in Spain is quite expensive. A ride on a taxi costs a minimum of 2 Euros. A kilometer costs around 1.2 Euros, excluding baggage fee. … Open

Economy roadmap of Spain

In terms of the number of tourists coming to the country, Spain ranks second in Europe, immediately after France. At the same time, inflation has in recent years caused a decline in tourism activity by 17%. Catalonia, the Balearic, and Canary Islands enjoy the highest demand of tourist activity in the country. On average, tourism gives the state about 80 billion Euros a year. About one and a half million locals are employed in this industry. At the state level, there is active support for the development of beach recreation. The banking system of Spain is highly valued in Europe. The amount of foreign exchange reserves is about 14 billion Euros. There is a high concentration of bank capital, but only a little more than 350 credit institutions can be found. The most expensive financial assets are the group “Banco Santander Central Hispano”. … Open
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Las Palmas sightseeing

The city was founded in 1478 and it managed to keep the buildings of that time in its Vegeta quarter. Here you can see the Cathedral built in 1497. The church is built in the gothic style inside, while its exterior is made in the neoclassic style. Travellers are also offered to visit the House of Columbus that is located in a beautiful residence of first governors of the island. It keeps historical relics of the … Open

Cultural excursion through Las Palmas - things to see

House Museum of Columbus acting as a part of a large-scale exhibition center would be interesting for guests of the island. The great explorer had stayed in that house in 1492. The exposition of the museum tells the story of the development of relations between Canary Islands and America. Theater-goers should visit the Perez Galdos Theater, which was opened in 1887. A few years after the opening of the theater, it … Open

Attractions and active leisure

In the center of the city is well-known Union Deportiva sports complex. There are well-equipped gym and fitness center, a swimming pool, a spa and several massage cabinets on its territory. For those who want to relax away from the bustle of the city and to enjoy the natural splendor, Playa de Las Alcaravaneras is recommended. Close to the coast there is picturesque park making the beach the best place for a … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Among European cuisine restaurants, guests of the island point out the Baluarte. Its chefs are perfect in both classic fish dishes and meat meals; fans of vegetarian food will be pleased with a large selection of vegetable soups and salads. No less popular is the Clandestino restaurant. During the day, it would be a great place for business meetings. In the evening the restaurant is full because of romantic … Open

Traditions and mentality of Las Palmas

Highlight of the event is choosing the Carnival’s Queen. Only one participant can be honored by this title, and she has to pass some qualifying tests. Children also select their Queen; special entertainment programs for young participants are also held during the Carnival. The next day, after the Queen was chosen, a gala parade is performed. It is headed by Queen’s wagon decorated with fresh flowers and … Open

Travel guide to Las Palmas

The ideal place to get acquainted with the traditions of the island will be the Canary Museum, which was founded in 1879. Now among hundreds of exhibits, you can see unique pagan attributes, mummies, ceramics and other archeological artifacts that were discovered in the Canary Islands. Fans of theatrical art will have the opportunity to visit the Theater of Peres Galdos. It is in a very picturesque area, not … Open
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