Spain Vacation Rentals
Spain occupies the majority of Iberian Peninsula, which is the most south western region of Europe and is divided from the rest of Europe and France by the Pyrenees Mountains. The capital of Spain is Madrid with a metropolitan population of 6.5 million. Spain's form of government is a parliamentary monarchy, in which the monarch has the title as "head of state" and a prime minister is considered "head of the government". Historically, the country of Spain has been claimed by the Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian and Moors. It wasn't until the 15th century that Spain became a unified country. Over the next several centuries Spain became a global empire claiming territory in North and South America, Asia, and Africa. The interior of Spain is mainly mountains that slope down to some of the most popular beaches in Europe. Costa del Sol and Costa Brava plus the Canary Islands. Some top destinations in Spain are: Granada with the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains and the famous Alhambra or the medieval town of Cordoba with its whitewashed plazas and courtyards. Plus not to miss, Barcelona, where you can experience the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. History, culture and beautiful beaches make Spain a popular tourist destination.