Spain

Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. 

Capital City

Madrid

Currency

Euro

Total population:

47.25 million (2020)

Language(s) spoken:

Spanish

Cultural dos:

Respect the siesta (time of rest) between 2 and 4pm. Some shops close during this time so plan your shopping with this in mind.

Cultural don’ts

Don’t relax too much while watching street entertainers, unless you want to fall prey to pickpockets.

Continent:

Europe

Three foods you need to try in this country:

  • Paella (rice cooked with different meats and vegetables),
  • Patata Bravas (spicy potatoes),
  • Gazpacho (chilled soup),

Bonus

  • Tapas (small plates of food/an appetiser or  snack served hot or cold)
  • Sangria (cocktail of red wine, brandy/vermouth, apples, oranges and sparkling soda)
  • Granizado (made with crushed ice and fresh fruit juice or syrup)

What the country is known for :

  • Mediterranean islands such as Majorca and Ibiza,
  • National football team,
  • Spanish Bullfighting,
  • Flamenco dance,
  • Renowned artist Pablo Picasso,
  • La Sagrada Familia 

More About Spain

If you happen to visit the province of Valencia in Spain during the last week of August, you might very well find yourself in a bit of a messy situation. La Tomatina is an annual festival held in the small town of Bunol were participants engage in friendly warfare by throwing tomatoes at each other. Yes, I know what you are thinking. There are starving people all over the world, surely this is wasting food? Well, the answer is no. All the tomatoes used are not good for consumption so there is no waste. Once banned in the 1950s for not having a religious significance, the festival is a booming event that can host up to 40 000 participants every year.

English

Spanish

Hello

Hola

Goodbye

Adios

Please

Por favour

Thank you

Gracias

How much?

Cuanta/Cuanto

Do you speak English?

Habla usted ingles?

Where is the toilet?

Donde esta el inodoro?

May I please have some water?

Puedo por favor tener un poco de agua?

I would like some food please

Quisiera algo de comida por favour

Where can I get a taxi?

Donde puedo conseguir un taxi?

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