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What is Spain famous for? Top 10 famous Spanish things

Last updated on June 5th, 2020 at 12:25 pm.

A visit to Spain at any time of the year provides a great deal of new experiences. Although the variety of places you may want to visit, and things you might do during your visit, is wide, there are certain famous Spanish things you’re sure to miss once you leave Spain

So what do many people miss once they leave Spain, or look forward to when they are considering visiting  the country? What is Spain famous for? What are some famous Spanish things that make Spain different?  

What is Spain famous for?

From the delicious food to the Spanish sense of hospitality, here are some of the famous Spanish things you will also miss when you leave Spain and a fun reminder of everything you should make the most of when you are still in the country. 

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1. The People

The Spanish people are very friendly towards tourists. They do everything they can to help visitors. Spain has a very long history of hospitality and visitors are greeted and treated with friendliness and respect. 

It’s no surprise that hundreds of thousands of northern European immigrants have relocated to the Mediterranean cities, such as Alicante, Murcia and the Costa del Sol, to enjoy living in beautiful surroundings amid pleasant people.

2. Warm Weather

In Spain, the weather usually behaves exactly as anticipated. Unlike in many other European countries where the weather can change in the blink of an eye, the weather in Spain tends to remain pretty much the same. Believe it or not, predictable weather is a blessing. 

3. Beautiful Beaches 

Another thing that for sure comes to your mind when answering the question “What is Spain famous for”, are its spectacular beaches.

Spanish beaches are extremely popular and are some of the best in the world. You’ll find beautiful beaches in the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. On the southern coastline, you will find extensive golden beaches such as Conil, Cadiz, Chipiona, Ayamonte, La Barrosa and Tarifa as well as the La Carihuela and Bajondillo beaches of Torre del Mar, Malaga, Torremolinos, Roquetas de Mar, Valencia, Alicante, Benidorm, Salou, Barcelona and Tarragona, which are all set on the warm Mediterranean coastline. 

The northern Atlantic coastline boasts beaches such as La Concha in San Sebastian an El Sardinero in Santander. Each of these beaches has its own unique kind of attraction. Beach lovers can soak up the sun, dine at the beach bars or enjoy the vibrant nightlife. 

In this free guide, you can find information about the Top coastal cities to live in Spain.

4. Delicious Food and Superb Wine

If you love good food, you’ll love Spain. Spanish people are known to enjoy life with good food. Once you get used to Spanish dishes, you’ll find it hard to enjoy eating something else. From delicious jamon and tapas to some of the most affordable market food out there, Spain has it all.  

There’s also a wide range of Spanish wines, the Cataluña cava, the Rioja wines and the Ribera Del Duero wines, as well as the aromatic moscatel from Malaga.  

5. Everything Is Cheap 

Eating out won’t break the bank in Spain. The popular “menú del dia” offered by most restaurants during week days, and by some at weekends too, as well ass a “menú de la noche” usually includes a choice of starter, main course, desert and sometimes wine and coffe for between 12 and 15 euros at many establishments.

6. The Rich Cultural Heritage and Spanish traditions

Whether you are visiting mainland Spain or visiting one of the islands, you will always be close to a point of historical and cultural interest. You can explore a bullring; enjoy watching a flamenco event, or stomping on tomatoes. Spain is clearly a country full of unusual traditions and the people are fond of partying in a unique manner. 

7. The language

After staying in Spain for a while, you get used to speaking or hearing the language wherever you go. From ordering in a local eatery to eavesdropping on Spanish-speaking locals, Español sounds like a romantic melody

8. Architecture

If you’re into photography, you will love Spain. This wonderful country has some magnificent buildings and beautiful streets full of character. From the Gaudi buildings in Barcelona to the Gothic Cathedral in Seville (the largest in the world) to the dazzling Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain is full of iconic architecture.

9. The Spanish Siesta 

In the afternoon in some towns and villages everything comes to a standstill. It’s time for siesta, a very well-known Spanish tradition. Cafes and shops suddenly close. Everyone disappears. At around 5 to 6 pm, however, the locals reappear on the streets, looking happy and refreshed. Along with flamenco and tapas, the afternoon siesta is one of the most Spanish things ever.

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10. Delightful Rooftop Bar Experiences

While you can enjoy a great rooftop bar experience in many other places in Europe, odds are you’ll have to endure bad weather. Fortunately, rooftop bars in Spain offer great experiences and the weather is remarkably fine.

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