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España Comida Celebraciones Lugares de Interés Información Adicional
La Comida Española Tapas Gazpacho Paella Jamón Serrano Tortilla Española Sangría Tapas are found in Tasca bars. They are small snacks eaten between meals. Gazpacho is a cold vegetable soup originating in Andalucía. Paella is a rice, saffron, and seafood dish originating in Valencia. Jamón serrano or “country ham” is a dry-cured ham generally served raw in thin slices. Tortilla Española is an egg omelet with fried potatoes. Sangría contains red wine, sliced fruit, carbonated water, sweetener, and other spirits. Sangria blanca can be made with white wine. It gets its name from sangre - blood.
Celebraciones La Tomatina El Festival de San Fermín (Running of the Bulls) El Gordo
La Tomatina Buñol, Valencia on last Wednesday of August 1 hour - begun & ended with the firing of a water cannon plastic for storefronts protective googles and gloves. smashed before throwing for safety – over 90,000 pounds. clothing usually ripped origin = not known – most popular theory is that upset townspeople attacked city councilmen during a town celebration several years ago.
Running of the Bulls held in San Fermín, Pamplona and is from July 7-14 6 bulls and 2 groups of oxen run streets for a ½ mile heading to a bullring. People run in front to guide the bulls to the ring – usually lasts 3 -4 mins. barricades along sides of street for people to slip in and out, but not bulls. 1 rocket launched for opening of gate, another for release of bulls, a third when they enter the ring and a forth when its officially over. against law to touch bull b/c it distracts them, but some do for good luck. dressed in white shirt, trousers, and red sash at waist and neck
El Gordo “The Fat One” is the Spanish Christmas lottery tickets go on sale in the summer drawn every December 22 takes in excess of 3 hours to draw winners drawn by hand in front of a live audience in Madrid children sing out the numbers while the crowd chants “gordo, gordo” is the biggest and oldest lottery in the world 1 big ticket is $310(U.S.), but its split into 10 for $31 each. total winnings is over 3 billion U.S. dollars with multiple winners use the verb tocar for winning the lottery, not ganar.
Lugares de Interés La Alhambra in Granada, Andalucía shaped like a ship if you look close was home to the Moorish kings, but unsure how it was formed has over 30 impressive towers, but some are in ruins now
Lugares de Interés La Mezquita in Córdoba one of the largest mosques in the world – Moors arquitecture
Lugares de Interés El Parque del Retiro in Madrid, the capital city a large 300 acre lake in center of park with paths to many monuments, a rose garden, and the crystal palace
Lugares de Interés La Plaza de Toros in Sevilla Seats 14,000 spectators and is the largest and oldest bullring in Spain
Información Adicional - Spanish nightlife starts around midnight and extends until sunrise. - All establishments that serve food/drink that a “siesta” between 4 - 9 pm. - Most other businesses close for a “siesta” between 2 and 5 pm. - Big meal of day is considered lunch between 2 and 3 pm. - Dinner is not eaten until 9 pm at the earliest. - Equivalent of tooth fairy is “Ratoncito Perez”, who leaves treats or $. - Bonfires on Christmas eve to cleanse the spirit of illness and evil.