Every visitor to Europe will invariably find themselves in Spain and for a good reason. This is a country whose history goes way back though it started existing as unified country around the 15th century. As such, this rich heritage ranging from the influences of the Roman and Gothic empires to the Muslim and Napoleonic conquest in later years has created a magnificent array of attractions which will wow any visitor from architecture, culinary national food delights and music.
A Synopsis of Spain
The scenic country borders the Mediterranean to the south and east and to the north France Andorra and Portugal to the west. Spain also consists of the canary and Balearic Islands. The mountainous terrain gives the country panoramic scenery which has seen more tourists pouring into the country to marvel at what the land has to offer. Visitors will never lack for attractions from the historical architectural buildings to a culinary feast from the world renowned Spanish foods. Not many countries can boast producing the art of greats such as Picasso, Gaudi, and Dali and still boast of so many scenic features. For more information about food in Spain, please click here.
With 46 million people, the country is a melting pot of cultures and a highly developed and centralized transport system provides an easy avenue for any visitor to delve deep into the bowels of the country and savour the scenery and culture. The country has the most extensive transport system in Europe and with 47 airports to boot; you will always have easy access to any corner of the country.
National Food of Spain
The mention of Spain always evokes the images of delicacies that emanate from the country. These tasty delights are renowned for fresh ingredients, perfect use of seasoning and mild flavours. Though every region boasts its own food, two that have national appeal include;
Tapas; these are snacks or finger foods ad come in different forms from tuna, sardines, squid, cocktail onion, among other delicacies. They can be served at any time and anywhere as appetizers or snacks in Spanish cuisine. They can be flavoured with garlic, paprika, cumin or pepper. Many varieties have evolved of these foods and expect to be surprised.
Paella; originating from Valencia in the mid 19th century, it consists of saffron rice, green vegetables, meat including duck, rabbit or chicken, snails, beans and of course seasoning. There are also varieties of mixed paella that you will get in Spain to make your culinary experience a delight. Fine more ideas here.
There you have it; a culinary feast coupled with a historic icing to make the memory indelible.