In Spain you will feel that you had been here before!!
Spain respect all the cultures
In Spain, there are more than 2 million Muslims living, especially in the south, where the Arab culture stayed for longer.
Actually, Spain is a very moderate and tolerant country that respects all the cultures with right to all religions express.
So Christians, Muslims... etc, are living together without any problems, as much as they respect each other, law is protecting all of them.
With this wonder of living together we can see nowadays a lot of mosques all over Spain built to give a service for the Muslim community; we can see even many Christians sharing with Muslims their feasts and their costumes during the month of Ramadan.
The majority of the Muslim communities are from Marroc, as Spain has a border with that country.
Do the Muslim tourists feel comfortable and accepted in Spain as European country?
Absolutely and definitely they do feel comfortable and more than welcomed.
We will take the opportunity through this question to inform and to introduce Spain to you.
The Spanish are very kind people and we have to consider that many of their costumes came from the Arabs, who had lived in Spain for more than 800 years, leaving behind them one of the most important monuments of the Muslim world “La Alhambra” declared by UNESCO one of the new seven wonders of the world, and also their music “Flamenco” songs, food “Paella”, many vocabulary. So you can feel that you had been here before as an Arab or as a Muslim.
Actually, Spain is a very special and different European country. The people are very respectable, receivable of the Muslim tourists, and that helps and makes our services easier and also make the stay for our tourist nice and enjoyable.
Is Spain secure? Can we move with our Hijab without any problems?
Yes indeed, it is very secure. Feel free to walk at any hour of the day and you can move in any part of Spain with your Hijab, you will feel very comfortable as people here are used to see Hijab frequently. We will not forget that there is a considerable number of a Muslims living in Spain from many years ago.
Our service of Halal food during our tours
Spain has a big variety of food and good quality of kitchen but unfortunately for a Muslim tourist, pork is frequently used in the spanish cooking. At the same time we can take the opportunity to enjoy their dishes and their services choosing what we can consider as Halal food.
The arab restaurants in Spain are few. As one of our reasons of travelling is enjoying and recognizing the gastronomies, what we did is to offer Halal food in Spanish restaurants to guarantee a good quality and at the same time to have the chance to be close from Spaniards.
Can we pray in any place? Can we find a mosque everywhere?
Spain is a catholic country and Spaniards never discriminate the other believes. But we have to inform you that Spain as a society is not used to see someone praying for example in the street, or in public place. They will look at you astonished and you will not feel comfortable. Bearing in mind that Spain as a country had separated the religion from the politics and law, we can see that is nothing against Islam, but in general is not well seen to pray (christian or muslim) in a place which is not a temple (church, mosque, etc)
Let’s give an example: can you imagine a Christian group making a Mass in a public place in an Islamic country for instance “Pakistan” or “Saudi Arabia”? Of course people will not accept it.
So our advice is to pray in a mosque or in your hotel. If you make your trip with us you will be able to pray also in some of our restaurants (as we agree with managers in advance).