Spain's Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zaptero, has said that Spain will be a 'friend' to Barack Obama, according to this article in Typically Spanish. Spain's relations with the United States have been strained in recent years, in part due to the former's withdrawal from the war in Iraq. George Bush's administration has regularly shunned Spain in recent times, but the prospects for a closer relationship between the two countries have been strengthened by the election of America's first African-American president.
The Spanish press showed similar support for Obama's win, with headlines such as "Obama, Everything is Possible" and "Obama changes the colour of history". Read more comments from the Spanish press: Spain's Reaction to Obama's Victory
Americans traveling in Europe in recent years have often been interrogated by people who oppose the actions of the US government over the past eight years, especially in Spain. Now Americans who visit the old continent will likely get the warmest of welcomes. There has been no better time for Americans to come to Spain and the rest of Europe.