Located at the crossroads of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, Europe and Africa, Spain is one of the most biodiverse countries in the European Union. Its geographical diversity ranges from the long golden beaches to the small whitewashed traditional villages inland. Rich in history and natural beauty and with more than a fair share of sunshine, Spain is the fourth most popular tourist destination in the world. It is a country of contrasts, where the affluence and cosmopolitan bustle of Western Europe is mixed with a distinctly southern extravagance and charm.

As a modern coin issuer and, Spain is basically known for its coins dedicated to FIFA World Cup, the major sporting event of 2014.