By: Luther Crum

Above: Sagrada Familia

Basic Facts:

Population: approximately 40,341,500 citizens                                                Languages: Spanish, Euskera, Catalan, Arabic, and Galician                               Capital:  Madrid, located in the center of the country                                          Neighboring  Countries: Portugal and France                                                      Currency: Euros

Famous places:

La Concha: This is said to be the best beach in Europe, there are islands and steep cliffs every where which protect the place from harsh winds. Tourists that come here like to enjoy the view from the beach, go surfing, and walk around the city to go to restaurants.

Aqueduct of Segovia: This is one of the best preserved monuments from the time of the Romans. This aqueduct was probably built in about 50 A.D. and still provided water to the city in the 20th century.

Sagrada Familia: Located in Barcelona, this huge Roman Catholic Church is one of the top tourist attractions in Spain. The architect, Antoni Gaudí, worked on designing this church for nearly 40 years before passing away. The church began construction 1882 and still is not finished.

Below: La Concha

Local Expressions:

 picha- Friend, Pal, (what you what call your friends).                                                       capullo- An idiot, (an insulting word that is used against someone you are not fond of.)    tú no sabes ni torta- You have absolutely no idea,

Famous food:

Gazpacho- A cold tomato soup made of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, onions, garlic, vinegar, and herbs. This soup is usually served as an appetizer in a bowl or even a cup.

Paella- This is a very well known dish in lots of places. A paella is made of a variety of vegetables, beans, chicken, and/or rabbit. Seafood is often added to this popular platter.                                                                                          

Below: Paella

Climate and Geography:

Most of Spain is flat plains except for the northern part which consists of the Pyrenees Mountains. The climate at the inland of Spain has hot summers and mild winters, while the coast of Spain experiences cloudy cool summers and mild winters.

Below: Pyrenees Mountains

Comment Stream

3 years ago

This was very interesting and entertaining.I don't know if the Paella looks good or not thought