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the third largest European country takes up most of the Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic and two small enclaves on the Moroccan coast of Africa The furthest the southernmost point adjacent through the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco, as the bridgehead of a bridge between two continents. Spain has 39 million inhabitants and visitors each year, more than 57 million visitors Spain
Occupies an area of 504 780 km ² Both capital and largest city is Madrid, which precedes the Barcelona and Valencia. Spain has 17 autonomous regions called autonomous communities, which cover 50 provinces.
Paella -a Spanish dish comes from Valencia and occurring in many varieties. LOCAL DISHES
● Gaspacho This soup is served cold. It is a mix of raw vegetables with vinegar and olive oil, which is administered usually with croutons or other additives (eggs, finely sliced bread), administered in a separate bowl.
Tapas -delishes small morsels from Spain, where we serve it with glas of wine, beer or sherry.
TRADITIONS ● San Fermin The point of honor is run just before the bull and beat him on the nose, rolled-up newspaper to run slower. You can also run alongside a bull, pounding his newspaper. The whole bottom of the city is filled with hordes of revelers, drinking wine, singing and waving their papers. Many men wearing festive attire Basque: white pants and shirts, red stripes and berets and red kerchief around his neck, which at that time had a very good sell. It is a celebration, which in Pamplona running of the bulls accompany. For a week (7-14 July) at eight o'clock in the morning a dozen bulls released into the road narrow streets of the city. Basically, the course is done by certain sections of streets that have been cut and properly secured. The aim of the course is to move the bulls from Santo Domingo to the arena, where the late afternoon held a traditional battlefield.
- Corrida -ritual fight with thebull Bullfights in Spain are the real rituals, witch the most important is the way how the human and bull are "dancing" together. For inhabitant this show is not a ferocity but an art. The show always takes place in the afternoon. Each corrida begins with solemn march across the arena. When the special signal starts, the first bull in running to arena. It begins with the prelude part.Matador explores the reactions and the nature of the bull, his courage, strenght and speed. This is the stage completely bloody. Then begines the real part of the fight. Picador is sitting on a horse and pricking with his spear on the bull's neck muscules
Tomatina La Tomatina - holiday celebrated in the Spanish town of Buñol in the province of Valencia, in which participants throw tomatoes to each other. Battle of the tomatoes is the last Wednesday of August, constituting a major point of this one-week fiesta, which every year attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world.
Three Kings January 6 - Three Kings ( Los Reyes Magos ) Important holiday, a day off from work. Suites Epiphany in many cities. Spanish children receive gifts on December 24, but on January 6
Day of fire March 19 - Day of Fire ( Fallas de Valencia ) this festival takes place in Valencia burning hundreds of huge puppets.
-is a cultural phenomenon, associated with folklore Andalusian Gypsies, including music, singing, dancing, dress and behavior. The tradition comes from Andalusia, and where you can still watch his execution. Flamenco
THINGS TO DO ● A castell A castell is a human tower built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. At these festivals, several castelleres or teams often succeed in building and dismantling a tower's structure. On November 16, 2010, castells were declared by UNESCO to be amongst the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The tradition of building castells originated in Valls, near the city of Tarragona, in the southern part of Catalonia.
Siurana ● Unless you are a mountain climber, it is unlikely that you have ever heard of Siurana. The Siurana village is an ancient town situated high in the mountains of Catalonia and is an excellent place to "experience".
Park Guell Park Guell - a large garden with architectural elements in Barcelona street Olot. Designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí at the request of his friend Eusebio Güell, Barcelona industrialist who - enchanted English 'city-gardens „ - a project financed. Construction lasted between 1900-1914. This project was never completed Gaudí. In 1922, the government of Barcelona bought land and turned it into an urban park.
Sagrada Familia Sagrada Família-Temple of the Holy Family Reconciliation - secession church in Barcelona, Catalonia, the status of a minor basilica, considered a major achievement for the designer Antoni Gaudí.