This year, you must immerse yourself into Spain’s vibrant culture based on a variety of historical influences. This gorgeous country emerged unified in the 15th century, following the marriage of the Catholic Monarchs. The Phoneticians who entered Spain in the 8th century B.C. called peninsula span, the hidden land. Thereafter, the Ancient Romans left a lasting legacy with respect to language and religion. The National football team represents Spain in men’s International association football, and the team is lead by the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
Cuisine and Spain’s Vibrant Culture
Furthermore, Food, wine and Soccer are national obsessions in Spain. To say nothing of, Spanish cooking is deceptively simple. Equally, important is that Spain accounts for 45% of the world’s total olive oil production. You may experience the best tapas or another traditional recipe handed down through the generations in an earthy bar. I personally recommend you try their Tapas, Octopus and Mussels. Most Bars serve Tapas complimentary with a drink in Spain. Sometimes, you might even come across a nice cheese tasting platter. In reality, a glass of good Spanish wine completes the meal. Either ways everything that comes out of their kitchen laboratory is fantastic.
Fascinating Facts of Spain’s Vibrant Culture
During last Ice age, most of the Europe was covered in glaciers! Spain was far enough to escape the ice, therefore plants that were wiped out across Europe survived in Spain. In contrast, the most popular type of music in Spain is the Flamenco. As a matter of fact, Flamenco was developed by the Moors and brought from North Africa in the 700 AD. This music and dance form is influenced by Andalusian, Islamic, Sephardic and Gypsy cultures.
Europe has 9,000 plant species with 2,000 of them being unique to Spain. Spain was neutral in WWI and WWII however it experienced a civil war between 1936-1939 which killed over 500,000 people.
- The first Spanish actor to win an Oscar award was none other than the gorgeous Penelope Cruz.
- Do you know Spain and Portugal provide most of the world’s cork?
- Albeit, there are no laws against public nudity in this country and Spain legalised same sex marriage in 2005.
- Another key point is that Spain holds the largest gold deposits in Europe! It is also one of the world’s biggest producers of granite and marble.
- Traditionally, Spanish women keep their maiden name after marriage. Thereafter the next generation, drops the mother’s maiden name.