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La Tomatina

La Tomatina is a holiday celebrated only once a year in Spain by throwing tomatoes at each other. 1)

Pablo Picasso

Spanish painter Pablo Picasso's real name was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso. 2)

Most transplants in Europe

Spain performs the most transplants in all of Europe. 3)

Largest cities in Spain

About 6 million people live in Madrid and 5 million live in Barcelona. These are the 2 largest cities in Spain. 4)

Chupa Chups

Chupa Chups lollipops were created about 60 years ago in Spain. Their name comes from the word “chuper” which in Spanish means to suck. 5)


The Basques in northeastern Spain are the creators and originators of berets. 6)

12 Grapes At Midnight

In Spain, it is believed that eating exactly 12 grapes on New Year's Eve is supposed to bring good luck and prosperity in the coming year, and failure to do so risks misfortune. 7)

The oldest restaurant in the world

Spain has the oldest restaurant in the world. The Guinness World Record was won by Botín restaurant, which has been open since 1725. 8)

Easter traditions

It is in one of the Spanish cities that you can walk in the longest Easter procession that lasts 14 hours. 9)

No butter

Spaniards do not use butter very often. They spread olive oil on their sandwiches more often. 10)

Two-part surname

Every Spanish person has a two-part surname. The first part is the father's first name, while the second part is the mother's family name. 11)

Silbo gomero

The Spanish also have a whistled language. You can meet it in the Canary Islands. It has been appreciated all over the world, and in 2009 it was officially added to the UNESCO list. 12)

Center of the country

Madrid is located in the physical center of the country, and the Puerta del Sol square is the exact center of the country. 13)


Spain has over 4 970 miles of beaches. 14)


Spain is one of the world's largest producers of saffron, an important ingredient in paella. 15)

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