About Spain

Essential facts about Spain, including geography, history, economy, and culture.

30 facts about Spain

8 June 2015 | 1 comment

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.

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Top 10 Spanish foods – with recipes

26 September 2016 | 20 comments

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.

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

26 June 2017 | 0 comments

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....

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Top Spanish festivals 2017

10 January 2017 | 2 comments

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.

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Spanish national holidays and important dates 2017

2 January 2017 | 2 comments

Here is a list of Spanish national holidays 2017, plus Spanish school holidays, daylight savings, Mother's and Father's Days and regional Spanish bank holidays.

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Important emergency numbers in Spain

28 August 2016 | 1 comment

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.

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Facts and surviving stories from Spain's civil war

19 July 2016 | 0 comments

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

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Best and worst cities for drinking tap water in Spain

15 April 2016 | 5 comments

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

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Social security in Spain – and how to claim your benefits

1 February 2016 | 1 comment

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.

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

1 December 2015 | 0 comments

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

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"Top ten Spanish foods"

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

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.

Spanish festivals

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.

Emergency numbers in Spain

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.