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Best web sites for traveling in Spain

by ExperiencePlus! - Tuesday, July 27, 2010 travel-tips

Best web sites for traveling in Spain

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Train Transportation in Spain

 

The Spanish National Railways site. This is the Spanish rail lines web site. Use this web site to find the time schedule of the trains and the price of your ticket. Use the Rail Europe web site to purchase your ticket.

Rail Europe works for most major rail lines. Madrid Public Transportation – Subway and suburban trains Use this as a guide to getting around in Madrid by public transportation.Amigo Auto

 

Getting around in Madrid

Madrid’s fast and efficient metro is the best way to get around the city, with buses and regional trains (cercanías) filling in the gaps. With such good public transport, you don’t need a car to sightsee.

 

 

 

Rental cars in Spain

We recommend you rent directly from the US. The best deals are usually through travel agents (and it provides you a level of protection).

 

EuropCar

 

Spanish hotels

Parador This hotel chain has a many choices of locations and styles.Charming hotels Choose a region or a city and find a charming Spanish hotel.Book a hotel Utilize this search engine to find accommodations all over Spain (hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, apartments). Many accept online reservations.Weather in Spain

 

 

 

 

Spanish weather

 

Read Rick’s answer to "what will the weather be like on my trip?"google maps This site has maps of all kinds: regions, roads, weather maps…

 

 

Spanish maps

 

Andalucia Maps This map of Spain shows all 47 provinces and most of the 17 regions. Andalucia is the southern region, marked in light blue, which consists of the eight provinces of Huelva, Sevilla, Cordoba, Jaen, Cadiz, Malaga, Granada and Almeria.

Michelin maps provide a lot of information, such as maps, itineraries, weather and hotels along the way.

 

 

Visit Madrid

Madrid tourism office This is the Madrid tourism office website. It provides information about accommodation, museums, restaurants, transport in Madrid and various tours. It is clear and simple to use.

All about Madrid Use these web sites to learn about Madrid history, monuments, parks, local festivals, weather, excursions, etc.

 

 

Andalucia

Explore Sevilla A great guide for your visit in Sevilla.

 

Barcelona

 

Galicia

 

 

Spanish culture

What is Flamenco?

Flamenco in Spain

Flamenco web site

Camarón web site, website of the famous Spanish singer of Flamenco: Camarón de la Isla.

 

 

Spanish cinema

Pedro Almodovar web site Discover the universe of the famous Spanish director Pedro Almodovar : his life, his movies, and more.

Alejandro Amenabar web site You will find everything you need to know about the author of The Others and The Sea Inside through this web site.

This link contains general information about Spanish cinema.

 

 

Spanish recipes and tapas

Spanish recipes

Spanish tapas and recipes

 

 

Fiestas, festivals and Spanish Folklore

Fiesta and folklore

Spanish festivals

 

 

Spanish Politics and Economy

CIA web site contains statistics and data about Spain: Political, geographical information, historical dates, and more.

 

 

La vuelta a España

la vuelta web site is the official website of the Vuelta a España.