Spain has tons to offer, from chorizos and matadors to flamenco dance and Spanish guitar.When you think of Spain, images of bull fighting and fiestas undoubtedly spring to mind. But what else is there to Spain?Country surrounded by a rich culture, interesting people, and various touristy places that will capture any one’s attention no matter their age.
Spain has a very extensive network of libraries and museums throughout the Spanish territory where some of the most valuable cultural and world art treasures are held. The most important library is the National Library in Madrid.The network of public libraries is extensive and admission is generally free, or almost free of charge.This also applies to the museums. In Spain there are over 1.400 museums and graphic museum collections. The most famous museum of all is the Museo del Prado, although there are many more that offer immeasurable heritage value.
With 410 million native speakers, Spanish is the second most popular language in the world.It is the official language of Spain and Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Panama, Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Peru, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Equatorial Guinea.
Some interesting facts:
- The Sagrada Familia church in Spain, has been under construction for over 130 years and it’s only expected to be complete by 2026.
- The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona, but the city rejected it.
- The U.S. has more Spanish speakers than Spain.
- La Tomatina is an annual festival held in Spain where people throw thousands of tomatoes at each other.
- There are no laws against public nudity in Spain.
- Prostitutes in Spain have to wear reflective vests, like highway workers, to reduce accidents.