Facts About Spain & Its Culture

Facts About Spain & Its Culture
Spain, with its wild and varied terrain, may have more beautiful places than any other European country. In addition, the country's rich heritage, cuisine and culture attract thousands of visitors each year.


Spain lies in southwestern Europe and borders the North Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Bay of Biscay, Pyrenees Mountains, Portugal and southwest France.

Art and Music

Spain has produced many notable artists, including El Greco, Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Although Spaniards often listen to flamenco music, rock, pop, hip-hop and other contemporary genres are popular as well.


Soccer is arguably the country's most popular sport, and tickets to matches are fairly inexpensive. Bullfighting also has a significant following throughout Spain.


Many festivals and celebrations take place throughout the year, including the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Seville Tapas Fair and Granada's International Festival of Music and Dance.


Cuisine varies by region. For example, Basque dishes often feature baby eels, squid and a variety of dried cod, while meals in the Celtic-influenced Galicia may include meat and fish pies, scallops or veal.

Article Written By Angela Brown

Angela Brown has been a book editor since 1997. She has written for various websites, as well as National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio and more than 20 fiction anthologies. Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts in theater and English from the University of Wisconsin.

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