The Spanish national team have long been considered underachievers on the international stage, but with the teams recent victory in the UEFA Euro 2008 tournament, that looks set to change.
Spain boasts some of the biggest and best football clubs in Europe. Each year thousands of fans flock to the country's football stadiums to watch the major football teams compete in La Liga, Spain's top football league and one of the most famous in Europe. The atmosphere at these football matches is thrilling, especially when major rival clubs play, such as Barcelona and Real Madrid. These two clubs are two of the most popular teams in Spain, Real Madrid was also voted by FIFA the most successful club of the 20th century, and Barcelona are the current champions of the UEFA Champions League. Other famous Spanish teams include Athletic Bilbao, Valencia, Villarreal and Deportivo La Coruna.
One of the major stadiums in Spain is the Camp Nou, home to the FC Barcelona. Visitors can take stadium tour and visit the club museum here. Other major football stadiums in Spain are the Estadio Ram—n Sanchez Pizjuan, the Vicente Calderon Stadium, the Estadio Mestalla and Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Spain has several international airports with excellent connections to the rest of Europe and beyond. The easiest way to travel around the Spain is perhaps by bus as there are regular services to even the remotest of places. Travelling by train is also a convenient and comfortable option for travel, especially between big cities. Spain is an ideal holiday destination where football fans can explore stunning architecture and enjoy the country's laid-back atmosphere. Hotels are plentiful so booking accommodation in Spain shouldn't be a problem.