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Millions of people become expatriates every year. Global expat forum Expatica wants to find out just who makes up this vast expat network and how we can improve current services for internationals. Help us help you by filling out our survey and enter a draw for an Amazon voucher.

Spanish festivals

Top Spanish festivals 2016

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There are celebrations and festivals in Spain all year. Here is a list of some of the best and bizarre Spanish festivals to see in 2016.

Top 10 Spanish foods – with recipes

Top 10 Spanish foods – with recipes

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It would be impossible to list all the tasty foods from the rich Spanish food culture – but here are at least 10 top Spanish foods you have to try.

Facts Spain

30 facts about Spain

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From inventing the stapler and the mop to legal nudity, Spain is more than just sunshine and beaches. Test your knowledge with this mix of informative and interesting facts about Spain.

Emergency numbers in Spain

Important emergency numbers in Spain

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This must-have list of emergency numbers will help you in a variety of emergencies while in Spain, alongside a list of important numbers and Spanish helplines.

Facts and surviving stories from Spain's civil war

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From bombings, Guernica, forced labour camps and starvation, Spanish civil war survivors tell their stories of the tragedy that tore Spain in two.

Best and worst cities for drinking tap water in Spain

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This guide explains the water quality in several cities around Spain, and whether it's suitable for drinking and cooking.

Spanish social security

Social security in Spain – and how to claim your benefits

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This guide explains what you need to know about the Spanish social security system: who has to pay, how much, what benefits you can claim and how to apply.

Public holidays in Spain

Public holidays and important dates in Spain 2016

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Here is a list of national public holidays in Spain 2016, plus regional and school holidays, daylight savings, Mother's and Father's Days and other important dates in Spain's holiday calendar.

Free phone numbers Spain

How much does it cost to call 800, 900 or 118 numbers

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Unfortunately, there seem to be more and more of them, but luckily we don’t generally tend to have to use them very frequently.

Driving in Spain

Driving and parking in Spain

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If you plan to drive in Spain, find out the Spanish road rules and if you need to get a Spanish driver's licence to legally drive in Spain.

Spanish literature

The literary legacy of 'Don Quixote' writer Cervantes

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Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes is often considered the father of the modern novel, with his world-renown 'Don Quixote' still popular 400 years later.

Trains in Spain

Spain transportation: Trains, metro and buses in Spain

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If you are living or travelling in Spain, you will find high quality Spanish public transport. Here's a guide on metros, buses and trains in Spain.

Useful Spanish phrases

Useful Spanish phrases

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Expatica offers a list of common phrases that just might allow you to get by in Spain before you start attending language classes.

Crime in Spain

Crime and the legal system in Spain

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Spain has a relatively low crime rate, but you should be aware of some common crimes in Spain and Spanish laws to increase your safety when living in Spain.



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