behind the US, with Spain having a population six times smaller and is also twenty times smaller in surface area. Indeed, every year Spain attracts a number of visitors that truly exceeds its population of 47 million (68 million visitors last year).
This could arguably be attributed to:
- The natural beauty and diversity of its landscape.
- Cultural diversity and traditions.
- World famous museums.
- Historic and modern architecture.
- Varied and healthy gastronomy.
Or perhaps it has much to do with the welcoming Spaniards’ character and their captivating way of life that makes Spain so unique.
Whatever the reason may be, it is no surprise that the World Tourism Organization's headquarters are based in Madrid, and that Spain has the second highest number (39) of cultural World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO.