Spain is one of the countries in Western Europe that has very gentle climate. It is situated in its southwestern part, occupying the most territory of the Iberian Peninsula. Its largest cities are Madrid (capital), Barcelona, Valencia. The word "Spain" itself means "the earth of rabbits". It is the country of pristine nature, delicious cuisine, worldly famous wines, original olive oil and El hamon, fiesta, flamenco and bullfights. It is wildly known fact that a fighting bull is a symbol of the state and their statues are even set up along the roads. Spain, namely Seville is a motherland of impudent Don Juan, the crafty barber Figaro and seductive Carmen. There were born the great Cervantes, Velasquez, and Picasso. Columbus carvels went right from here to discover unknown lands. It has a centuries-old history that left well-known antique architectural monuments, amphitheaters and triumphal arches. The first settlers appeared in this region more than 25 million years ago; it is proved by the same age rock paintings found in Altamira Caves in Cantabria. At the beginning, the territory of modern Spain was a part of the great Roman Empire and was under its control for about 500 years. Spain’s nature strikes with variety of paints. There are over 400 natural reserves. They are home for more than 900 species of woody evergreen plants and 368 birds, living in hilly terrains of the country. Its fauna is also rather diverse; in the woods, you can meet foxes, brown bears, badgers and ibexes. It is possible to go on skiing on high-speed mountain routes or to undertake a winter trip in forest reserves. Spain is all about wonderful beaches, countless kilometers of snow-white sand, the azure sea and the bright sun. The most popular vacation spots of Spaniards are Catalonia and Andalusia. For those who prefer noisy and active recreation, Ibiza is calling!