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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.

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.

Cost of living in Spain

Cost of living in Spain – how much do you need?

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What is the cost of living in Spain? Spain's living costs are relatively low compared to other western European countries, making the cost of living in Spain for expats relatively affordable.

Streaming Services

Watch your home country's TV abroad: a guide to international streaming ser...

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With content delivery services that offer access to your favourite TV programmes from your home country around the world, living abroad has never been easier.

Ferries across the Channel

Ferries across the Channel: getting around Europe by boat

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Travel between mainland Europe and the UK has never been easier, and if you’re sick of air travel there remains the classic option: take a boat.

Top Spanish festivals 2018

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Spanish festivals are celebrated year-round. From the popular Spanish festival La Tomatina to Benicassim festival, here is a list of some of the best and bizarre festivals in Spain.

Spanish national holidays and important dates 2018

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Here is a list of Spanish national holidays 2018, plus Spanish school holidays, daylight savings, Mother's and Father's Days and regional Spanish bank holidays.

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.

Spanish civil war

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.

Drinking water in Spain

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.

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.



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