Spain Culture - Guide to the culture of Spain
The culture in Spain is very varied and interesting details of holidays,
the culture of Spain, history and wine.
Spain is many countries all rolled into one therefore the culture in Spain
is very varied and interesting. Its Atlantic shores
and the huge plains of the interior have very distinct characteristics. Similarly,
Mediterranean Costa's change ‘flavour’ as they sweep down from
the Pyrenees through the pine forests of the Costa
Brava and Costa Dorada.
orange blossom coast of the Costa del
Azahar, past the stunning beaches of
Blanca and Costa Calida, the landscape
finally becomes semi-arid as we approach the Costa
de Almeria. In contrast, we turn west to discover the
Lush green fairways of the Costa del Sol or north to northern Spain. There are a number of interesting museums for example the Dali museum and the Guggenheim Museum. also eight world heritage cities
Until late 1975 Spain was under the Franca dictatorship, now Spain is a constitutional
monarchy of some 17 autonomous communities, including the off-shore territories
of the Balearics (to the east) and the Canaries (off Africa’s north-western
After King Juan Carlos came to power, Spanish culture quickly changed to encouraged
the growth of the tourism industry that brought so many of us to her coasts.
especially, have fallen in love with Spain and this explains its popularity
as a destination for buyers of overseas property, Tens of thousands of us now
own Spanish homes and enjoy spanish culture.
The UK is blessed with a variety of languages and dialects. Spain has a similarly
rich linguistic heritage. There are four official languages; Castilian Spanish
(the most commonly spoken), Catalan (used in Catalunya and the Balearics),
Basque (spoken in the Basque regions of both France and Spain) and, finally,
Galician. As if that weren't enough, there are a number of local dialects
such as Valéncian and Andulucian. This is all part of the diverse culture
Spain is the world’s third largest wine producer; with an industry that
most experts regard as the fastest improving vinicuhure of recent decades.
Rioja is Spain’s best loved variety it’s a highly distinctive,
full bodied wine available in both red and white.
Widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bullfights , fantastic beaches and
lots of sunshine, Spain has much more to offer than that. It is and has been
for many years one of the centres of culture in Europe.
Christmas in Spain is not as huge a commercial
occasion as is the case in many other western cities. Christmas lights are
usually lit in the main cities
in the first week of December by which time the shops are fully stocked with
Christmas supplies. Nothing like the UK where the end of summer marks the build
up to Christmas. See also Christmas food in
Spain and the Spanish lottery “El Gordo” (Spanish for “The