Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Things that makes Spain as a different country from all the world

Spain is a country of football lovers, which located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. It has total 17 autonomous regions with different geography and cultures. The Capital city of Spain is Madrid, which is also a home of many beautiful Royal Palace and museums. The Segovia medieval castle (the Alcázar) and intact Roman aqueduct is some must see places in Madrid. The Capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, has some modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Familia church.

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Are you curious to learn some amazing facts about Spain? If you are planning for a vacation in Spain and are interested to know about the Spanish culture, then there’s a lot to learn about this beautiful country. So without wasting more time, let's know some interesting facts about Spain, which might be surprising for you.

Interesting facts about Spain

1. Not all Spanish people are native speakers of Castilian Spanish language. There are total four official languages Castilian, Catalan, Basque and Galician and three unofficial languages Asturian, Aragonese, and Aranese and several other languages.

2. The Spanish people living completely different life from other Europeans. Their lunch timing is between 1 to 3 pm and dinner around 10 pm.

3. The culture of Spain is greatly influenced from the modern art of 1800s, with artists like Antoni Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Salvador Dali.

4. In Spanish culture Flamenco is not a dance, it is actually a musical style, which sometimes has dancing in it.

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5. Millions of tourists visit to Spain every year and making it as the fourth most visited country in the world.

6. Spain is famous for its amazing and unique festivals, including San Fermín (bull festival) in Pamplona and La Tomatina (the battle of tomatoes) in Bunol. In this festival, there are more than 150,000 tomatoes are usually thrown at each other.

7. The “Kingdom of Spain" is a official name of Spain and its national anthem has no any words.

8. There are no any laws on public nudity in Spain and Same sex marriage is legal in Spain since 2005.

9. Spanish people loves football and from 2008 to 2013, the national football team of Spain was named FIFA Team of the Year.

10. In 2010,  Spain won its first football World Cup football title and become the 8th country to have ever won.

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11. Spain has everything from amazing mountains, beautiful beaches, cool weather and surrounding nature. That's why, after France and US, it was became the world’s third most popular tourist destination in 2013.

12. Spanish people have two surnames – the first surname is from your father and the second from your mother.

13. Spanish people celebrate their New Year by eating one grape with family on each bell of the clock.

14. If you are invited by any Spanish family, then you can bring chocolates, pastries, cakes, wine, brandy or flowers with you for the hostess.

15. More than 15 million tourist visit Barcelona per year, while Madrid has only 6 or 7. The route of Madrid to Barcelona operating the highest number of flights per week in the world.

Also check, You will be surprised after seeing the beauty of Catalonia region in Spain

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