Spanish passports are issued to Spanish citizens for the purpose of travel outside Spain. However, for travel solely within the European Economic Area, Switzerland and a number of other European countries, Spanish citizens need only use their Spanish identity card. According to the "Henley Visa Restrictions Index 2014," holders of a Spanish passport can visit 172 countries without a visa, making it the 3th most advantageous passport in the world.
Ordinary Passport (Spanish: Pasaporte ordinario) - Issued for ordinary travel, such as vacations and business trips
Collective Passport (Spanish: Pasaporte colectivo) - Issued for the occasion of pilgrimages, excursions and other acts of analogous nature, whenever reciprocity with the destiny country exists; its validity is limited a single trip, whose duration will not be able to exceed three months.
Diplomatic Passport (Spanish: Pasaporte diplomático) - Issued to Spanish diplomats, top ranking government officials and diplomatic couriers.
Official Passports and on Watch (Spanish: Pasaportes oficiales y de servicio)- Issued to individuals representing the Spanish government on official business