15 facts about Spain, which stun the tourists coming for the first time
• 15 facts about Spain, which stun the tourists coming for the first time
Spain - the whole world, manages to combine a variety of other worlds. Culture and traditions are different here from village to village, and the locals speak a variety of dissimilar languages and dialects. The man first went to Spain to find an array of surprising at every turn. This article is illustrated with pictures of the Sagrada Familia - one of the most stunning architectural structures in the world, which is located in Barcelona.
The Spaniards do not speak Spanish.
Yes, it's true, but only partly. Spanish know everything, but for many it is not a native language. In Barcelona speak Catalan; in San Sebastian and Bilbao - the Basque; Galicia - Galician. In other regions of Spain speak Aragonese and Asturian language, as well as Leonean and many other dialects.
Barcelona: the devil is not so terrible as he is painted.
Barcelona is the city's reputation with high levels of street crime (in particular theft), but it is actually not so bad. In the last few years, serious work was done in this direction, and now tourists can stick to a standard recommendation, for example, do not forget the bag and fastened to leave expensive jewelry at home.
In Spain, very hot.
In July and August the temperature in Seville and Cordoba 40C is held in the area. That is why in Spain there is a tradition of the siesta, or afternoon nap.
Each region of Spain - a state within a state. Spain consists of 17 autonomous regions, each of which has its own unique culture, and in each of them you will feel as if he were another country.
Spanish Food divinely delicious.
You will be shocked to find that Spanish food is not just good, it is the best in the world. In Spain is the best restaurant in the world - El Celler de Can Roca, as well as restaurants, occupying 6, 13 and 17 positions in the ranking.
The dishes of national cuisine of other countries - are inedible surprising.
Spanish perfectly serves its own national cuisine, but that, perhaps, everything. Do not try to order a Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and even Italian food. The only exception is impregnated with the spirit of a cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, where delicious cooking almost any meal.
The Spaniards do not speak in English.
This does not mean that they are unfriendly, on the contrary, they always try to find a way to explain.
Spain - not always Europe.
In some cities, such as Cordoba, Granada, Alicante and Seville, you will find the architecture in the Moorish style which is very different from the European, and this is a great opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of the North African cities.
Temple of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona - one of the most stunning architectural structures on the planet.
The architectural masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi shocks both external and internal decoration, what you've had to make viewing images from this collection.
If you have planned to walk to the shops in the period from 14.00 to 16.00, you will suffer a big disappointment, because all the shops are closed and the sellers will not appear on the site. However, this does not apply to Madrid and Barcelona.
Traveling in Europe - not cheap, but very reasonable prices compared to other countries can be found in Spain. Lunch in a restaurant will cost around $ 20 US, and a glass of beer at the bar will cost a few dollars.
Cities of Spain are magnificent, but the margins on them are not far behind.
In cities such as San Sebastian, Valencia, Barcelona, Seville and Cadiz is easy to fall in love at first sight. But the most beautiful corners of Spain lies away from major cities. Valleys and cliffs of Galicia, Andalusia undulating hills, vineyards of Rioja and the mountains of Malaga will delight you.
to 21.00 dinner only tourists.
Many restaurants do not open before 20.00. Spaniards have supper between 21.00 and midnight.
Spain Festivals - it is not only the "Tomatina" and "San Fermin".
About the race with the bulls in Pamplona and battle tomatoes Bunol seems to know the whole world. However, spectacular street procession during Holy Week, the feast of the Fallas in Valencia, the festival fresh onion Kalkotada in Catalonia - not less interesting events.
The Spaniards like curses.
The more time you spend in Spain and what better start to understand their language, the more realize that a huge part of what locals pronounce - it's just swearing.