In Southern Europe, Spain is the largest country, with a landmass of 314,401 km².
Spain shares a large percentage of its border with the Mediterranean Sea and the
Atlantic Ocean. It shares a border with Portugal and France on the areas not surrounded
Spain welcomes about 83 million documented tourists annually, most of which arrive
by air. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport is the busiest airport in Spain; in 2019
alone, it welcomed about 60 million visitors. Arriving by road, rail and sea are other
options. Visitors from Portugal and France can enter Spain by road since there are no border
checks. There are also high-speed trains that connect Spain to other parts of the Schengen
Arriving by sea is also a possibility. Visitors from the
, Morocco, Algeria, and
Italy can travel to Spain by a water vessel like a cruise ship or a ferry. It takes
an average of 20 hours to arrive in Spain by sea from these locations.