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Outside of the big (with good public transport) or old (where you can walk everywhere) cities, you very much need a car to get around in Spain. Most of the residential developments in the last half century has been what are called 'urbanisations', basically groups of apartment blocks in areas far from the city centre. If you are lucky there may be a small grocery store or coffee shop within the development, but for anything else you will need to travel further afield.



> Most of the residential developments in the last half century has been what are called 'urbanisations'

Any data to back this up? I've checked eurostats [1] and the numbers don't support this assertion: 66% of all dwellings are flats (there are no flats in spanish urbanisations), and only 12% are detached houses (the most common building type in urbanisations).

Also, notice that these numbers are the larger (for % of people living in flats) and smaller (for % of detached houses) in all of Europe!

[1] http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?query=BOOKMA...




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