The kingdom of Spain is a large southwest European country, located on a peninsula to the south of France. It is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean, to the north by the Atlantic ocean and the Pyrenees. While Spain has been inhabited since prehistoric ages, the modern Spanish started emerging in the late middle ages. After the discovery of America Spain became a global empire for the next two centuries. Its legacy are the over 400 million Spanish speakers in many countries today. For the past 10 years the Spanish economy has been growing robustly and is nowadays the eigth largest economy worldwide. Spain has a thriving tourism sector and a high degree of human development.

Barcelona photo gallery  - 244 pictures of Barcelona
Madrid photo gallery  - 129 pictures of Madrid
Toledo photo gallery  - 60 pictures of Toledo
El Escorial palace and monastery photo gallery  - 40 pictures of El Escorial palace and monastery
244 photos of Barcelona, the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia and Spain's second largest city
129 photos of Madrid, the capital of Spain
60 photos of Toledo, a beautiful medieval town in central Spain
40 photos of the Royal Palace of El Escorial in Spain
Sevilla photo gallery  - 80 pictures of Sevilla
Mallorca photo gallery  - 172 pictures of Mallorca
Cordoba photo gallery  - 49 pictures of Cordoba
Kitesurfing in Tarifa photo gallery  - 27 pictures of Kitesurfing in Tarifa
80 photos of Sevilla, the capital of the region of Andalusia in southern Spain
172 photos of Mallorca, the largest Spanish island in the mediterranean and a popular tourist destination
49 photos of Cordoba, a city in Spanish Anlalusia famous for its Moorish architecture
27 photos of kitesurfing near Tarifa on Costa de la Luz in southern Spain
Granada photo gallery  - 68 pictures of Granada
Cadiz photo gallery  - 25 pictures of Cadiz
68 photos of Granada, a Spanish city in Andalusia famous for the Alhambra palace and citadel
25 photos of Cadiz in southwestern Spain, the eldest continuously inhabited city in Europe
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