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Spain is a Place of Old Buildings, Great Artists & Much More...
Culturally, the country is filled with superb old
buildings, from Roman aqueducts and Islamic palaces to Gothic cathedrals.
Glorious Medieval castles are a common sight at every village, leaving
Spain has been the home of some of the world's great artists - El
Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Dali, and Picasso - and has museums and
galleries to match. The country throbs with music of every kind
- from the drama of flamenco to the melancholy lyricism of the Celtic
music and gaitas (bagpipes) of the northwest
Travel Spain With Simple Auto RentalTravel is easy, accommodation is plentiful, the
climate benign, the people relaxed and jovial, the beaches calm
and sandy, the cuisine in variety. Spain's diversity is immense.
There are endless tracts of wild and crinkled sierra to explore,
as well as some spectacularly rugged stretches of coast between
oldest historical findings made in Spain date of about 30000 to
50000 B.C. The Iberian population probably arrived to the peninsula
from the north of Africa. Tartessos, probably an Iberian tribe,
founded an important kingdom of high culture in the Valley of Guadalquivir
River, in the south of Spain. By 1200 B.C. Celtic tribes entered
the peninsula from the north, mixing up with Iberians and so generating
the Celt Iberian race. The origin of the bask race living in the
north of the country is uncertain, but many historians suppose that
it goes back to a pre-Iberian population
After Rome had defeated Carthago definitely, Romans
also invaded the colonies in Spain, and ended up conquering the
entire peninsula. The province Hispania became part and parcel of
Roman Empire and acquired great importance.
In 409, when the Roman Empire started to fall, Gothic tribes invaded
the peninsula and established their kingdom in 419.
Isabel and Ferdinand succeeded in uniting the whole country under
their crown, and their effort to "re-Christianize" Spain
resulted in the Spanish Inquisition, when thousands of Jews and
Moors who didn't want to convert to Christianism were expelled or
The economical crisis of the early 1920s led the
country to the brink of civil war, and General Primo de Ribera established
a military dictator until 1930. Increasing conflicts between the
Republican government and the Nationalist opposition led to the
Spanish Civil War (1936-39). The Nationalists, led by General Franco,
received extensive support from Nazi-Germany and fascist Italy and
succeeded against the Republican block which was officially supported
only by Russia, although many intellectuals (as Ernest Hemingway)
and politically committed from other countries fought in the International
Brigades. The nationalists succeeded.
Total: 504,782 sq km
Land: 499,542 sq km
Water: 5,240 sq km
Note: includes Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, and five places
of sovereignty (plazas de soberania) on and off the coast of Morocco
- Ceuta, Melilla, Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon
de Velez de la Gomera
Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean
Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of
Temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate
and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly
cloudy and cool along coast
The climate of Spain is marked by extremes of temperature and, except
in the north, generally low rainfall, and the variegated physical
features of the country ensure pronounced climatic differences.
Environment - current issues:
pollution of the Mediterranean Sea from raw sewage and effluents
from the offshore production of oil and gas; water quality and quantity
nationwide; air pollution; deforestation; desertification
Most of the people of Spain speak Castilian Spanish. In
addition, Catalan is spoken in the northeast, Galician (Gallego,
akin to Portuguese) is spoken in the northwest, and Basque (Euskara,
a pre-Indo-European language) is spoken in the north.
The monetary unit of Spain is the single currency of the European
Union (EU), the euro (1.07 euros equal U.S. $1; 1999 average). Spain
is among 12 EU member states to adopt the euro. The euro was introduced
on January 1, 1999, for electronic transfers and accounting purposes
only, and Spainâ€™s national currency, the peseta, was used
for other purposes. On January 1, 2002, euro-denominated coins and
bills went into circulation, and the peseta ceased to be legal tender
Roman Catholicism is professed by about 97 percent of the
population. The country is divided into 11 metropolitan and 52 suffragan
There are small communities of Protestants, Jews, and Muslims.
Culture and Society:
Spanish people lay tremendous stress on the importance
of religion in the history of the country and in the life of the
individual. An index of the influence of Roman Catholicism is provided
by the eager mystical element in the art and literature of Spain,
the impressive list of its saints, and the large number of religious
worshippers and orders.
The Catholic marriage is the basis of the family, which in turn
is the foundation of Spanish society.
Fiestas (festivals) are marvelous feature of Spanish life. You will
usually see all of them indulging enthusiastically and music, dancing,
poetry, and singing often add life to these colorful occasions.
In contrast, the feast of Corpus Christi in Toledo and Granada and
the Holy Week observances in Valladolid, Zamora, and Cuenca are
solemn affairs. The bullfight, so significant a part of Spanish
tradition, has been called a fiesta brava. It is far more than a
mere viewer sport; fans applaud not only the bravery of the toreros
but their dexterity and artistry as well.
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