Capital City of Spain
Capital of Spain, Madrid is also the most populous and developed city of the country. Madrid is a hub for political, economic as well as cultural activities. It is the second largest cities of Europe standing next to Berlin. This beautiful city stands on the river named Manzanares. Further in this post, you will also find the official languages and currency of the country. Do not forget to know which the top cities of Spain are.
Berlin, Zurich, Paris, Madrid, and Amsterdam are some of the top European cities. We all know the famous football club known as Real Madrid. The city is also a home to Atletico Madrid which is yet another well-known football clubs. Some of the top Spanish companies are having their main offices in this city. No wonder, the city is one of the most liveable cities of the Europe and the world.
The Capital of Spain States and Currency
Find below some of the most important information about the country. As the country is the member of European Union, its currency is Euro.
Top cities of Spain –
Barcelona is the major sea port of the country and one of the busiest ports of Europe. Hamburg and Rotterdam are also among the busiest ports of Europe.
Languages Spoken in Spain
Spanish is the main official language of the country spoken by more than 70% of the population. Capital of Spain is also populated with people speaking Spanish and other languages. But very few of us are aware that Spanish is known as Castilian in the constitution of the country. It is the duty of every citizen to know Spanish. There are also other official languages of Spain that co-exist with Castilian. Below are other languages spoken in the Spain-
Most of the people speak Spanish while Catalan is spoken in Valencia and Balearic region. Occitan is also spoken in Catalonia.
People in tourist spots like islands and coastal Mediterranean regions also speak English and German. Communities in Galacia speak Galacian. Navarre and Basque region speaks Basque.
Must See Places in Spain
Spain offers grandeur of cathedrals as well as beauty of Mediterranean beaches. Below we have shown the top tourist attractions of the country.
- Costa del Sol Beaches
- La Sagrada Familia Church – Barcelona
- Alhambra Generalife Gardens – Granada
- Art Museums in Madrid
- Mosque of Cordoba
- San Lorenzo de El Escorial palace
- Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
- Seville Cathedral
The country offers excellent historical and architectural sites for tourists. The lovely beaches are one of the best beaches in Europe and world.
Bank Holidays in Spain 2023
The country observers religious and national holidays. Here are the main holidays and festivals of Spain. These are public holidays 2020 Barcelona and other parts of the country.
Public Holidays in Spain 2023
|Spanish Holidays / Festival||Date and Day||Type of Festival/Holiday|
|New Year Day||2nd January 2023, Monday||National Holiday|
|Epiphany||6th January 2023, Friday||National Holiday|
|Andalusia Day||28th February 2023, Tuesday||Regional holiday in Andalusia|
|Balearic Islands Day||1st March 2023, Wednesday||Regional holiday in Balearic Islands|
|St. Joseph Day||20th March 2023, Monday||Observed in Navarre, Valencia, Basque Country, Extremadura, and Murcia|
|Maundy Thursday||6th April 2023, Thursday||National Holiday (except Valencia and Catalonia)|
|Good Friday||7th April 2023, Friday||National Holiday|
|Easter Sunday||9th April 2023, Sunday||National Holiday|
|Easter Monday||10th April 2023, Monday||Observed In Cantabria, La Rioja, Catalonia, Navarre, Valencia, Basque Country, and Balearic Islands|
|Day of Aragon||23rd April 2023, Sunday||Aragon|
|Castile & Leon Day||23rd April 2023, Sunday||In Castile and Leon|
|Labour Day||1st May 2023, Monday||National Holiday|
|Day of Madrid||2nd May 2023, Tuesday||Holiday in Madrid|
|Feast of San Isidro||15th May 2023, Monday||Holiday in Madrid|
|Galician Literature Day||17th May 2023, Wednesday||Regional Holiday in Galicia|
|Regional holiday||30th May 2023, Tuesday||Canary Islands Holiday|
|Regional holiday||30th May 2023, Tuesday||Castile La Mancha|
|Corpus Christi||8th June 2023, Thursday||Castile La Mancha|
|Day of La Rioja Day of Murcia||9th June 2023, Friday||Regional in La Rioja Regional in Murcia|
|Feast of San Antonio||13th June 2023, Tuesday||Regional in Ceuta|
|St. Johns Day||24th June 2023, Saturday||Regional Catalonia|
|Eid Al Adha|| 29th June 2023|
|Regional in Melilla and Ceuta|
| St. James Day|
National Day of Galicia
| 25th July 2023, Tuesday|| Regional Holiday (Basque Country)|
Regional in Galicia
|Day of Cantabria Institutions||28th July 2023, Friday||In Cantabria|
|Day of Our Lady of Africa||5th August 2023, Saturday||Regional in Ceuta|
|Assumption of Mary Day||15th August 2023, Tuesday||Regional in Madrid, Nelilla, Murcia, Castile La Mancha, Asturias, Galicia, and Valencia|
|Ceuta Day||2nd September 2023, Saturday||Regional in Ceuta|
|Our Lady of Victories Extremadura Holiday Asturias Holiday||8th September 2023, Friday||Regional Holiday in Melilla, Extremadura, and Asturias|
|National Day of Catalonia||11th September 2023, Monday||Regional Holiday in Catalonia|
|Cantabria Regional Holiday||15th September 2023, Friday||Regional in Cantabria|
|Day of Melilla||17th September 2023, Sunday||Melilla|
|Valencia Holiday||9th October 2023, Monday||Valencia|
|National Day of Spain (Fiesta Nacional de Espana)||12th October 2023, Thursday||National Holiday|
|All Saints Day||1st November 2023, Wednesday||National Holiday|
|Virgin of Almudena||9th November 2023, Thursday||Madrid|
|San Francisco Javier||3rd December 2023, Sunday||Navarre|
|Constitution Day||6th December 2023, Wednesday||National Holiday|
|Immaculate Conception||8th December 2023, Friday||National Holiday|
|Christmas Day||25th December 2023, Monday||National Holiday|
|St Stephans Day||26th December 2023, Tuesday||Regional in Catalonia|
Though the above list is true to our knowledge, any changes at a later stage by the authorities should be considered by our readers. Some Spanish festivals like La Tomatina and the running of the bulls are world-famous. Capital of Spain; Madrid is a favourite tourist destination due to its sunny beaches, museums, and art galleries. Keep visiting our website to know the capital cities of all the countries of the world. We will be soon publishing the currency and languages of other European countries too.