50 Pics To Prove That Spain Is Unlike Any Other Country
Spain is the fourth-largest country in Europe. It has everything from stone castles and sophisticated cities to flat plains, and snowcapped mountains, all of which have made it a favored travel destination.
So, to show our love for it, we at Bored Panda put together a list of photos that accentuate Spain's geographical and cultural diversity.
Taken both by locals and tourists, these images paint an accurate picture of what it's like to live in or visit this distinct place on Earth.
Shade On A Street In Jerez, Spain
Fighting The Heat: Spanish Artists Decorate The Shopping District In Malaga With A Colorful Crocheted Canopy
To get a better understanding of Spain, Bored Panda got in touch with A Lady in London, an adventurous traveler who has already visited 112 countries.
"When I think of Spain, I think of excellent food, vibrant culture, world-class cities, and rich cultural heritage," she told us.
"The things that set the country apart for me are the rich history and diverse culinary offerings."
This Forest With Trees Covered In Green Moss Right After All Of The Colorful Leaves Fell To The Ground In Basque Country (An Autonomous Region In Northeastern Spain)
Looks like something out of a fairy tale, especially shrouded in thick fog.
In Spanish-Speaking Countries, The Tooth Fairy Is A Mouse (Ratoncito Pérez). This Is My Dentist's Office
Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) In Ronda, Spain Is One Of The Most Beautiful Places On Earth
Indeed, the country's history is as rich as it gets. Remains of Stone Age populations dating back some 35,000 years have been found all throughout Spain.
Celtic people arrived there in the 9th century BCE, followed by the Romans, who dominated Spain from around 200 BCE until the Visigoth invasion in the early 5th century CE.
In the early 8th century, most of the peninsula fell to Muslims (Moors) from North Africa, and it remained under their control until it was gradually reconquered by the Christian kingdoms of Castile, Aragon, and Portugal.
Cordoba Patio Festival In Spain. Each Year In May, Residents Open Up Their Patios For The Public To View Their Unique Displays
Setenil De Las Bodegas, A Town In Southern Spain, Known For Its Whitewashed Houses Built Into The Surrounding Cliffs
The Urinals At This Bar In Barcelona, Spain Are Interesting
Spain was reunited in 1479 following the marriage of Ferdinand II (of Aragon) and Isabella I (of Castile). The last Muslim kingdom, Granada, was regained in 1492, and at about this time Spain established a colonial empire in the Americas.
The country became a republic in 1931 but a civil war ravaged the country from 1936 to 1939 and ended in victory for the Nationalists under Gen. Francisco Franco, who ruled as a dictator until his death in 1975. His successor as head of state, Juan Carlos I, restored the monarchy with his accession to the throne; a new constitution in 1978 established a constitutional monarchy.
Statue Of Neptune In Gran Canaria, Spain. Possibly, The Coolest Statue In The World
This Church Has Been Under Construction Since 1882 - The Basílica De La Sagrada Família In Barcelona, Spain
138 years and is set to finish in 2026.
Water Boat Fountain (Fuente Del Barco De Agua), Located At Playa De La Malvarrosa In Valencia, Spain
Exploring The Hidden Beauty Of Andalucia, Spain
A Lady in London thinks you can see the country at various times of the year, but it depends on where you go.
"I love visiting cities like Sevilla in the spring during Semana Santa, a festival that takes place in the run-up to Easter," she said. "The streets fill with processions during the day, and the city comes alive with everyone going to the tapas bars at night."
"Madrid and Barcelona can get busy in the summer season, so I like visiting them in the winter. The Basque country is great in the summer, as cities like San Sebastian have great beaches (not to mention the food!)."
Vertical Garden In Madrid, Spain
Built In The Year 112 By The Romans Without Any Kind Of Mortar Or Cement, This Is The 15 Km Long Still Working Aqueduct Of Segovia, Spain
In Spain There's A Winery That Has A Fountain With Free Wine
El Marco, The Tiny Bridge Between Spain And Portugal, Is The Smallest International Bridge In The World. It Has A Length Of 3.2 Meters
Food is a strong foundation of Spanish culture. The blend of Arab, Roman, Jewish, and Mediterranean cuisine results in a very exciting mix of ingredients and flavors.
Predominant ingredients of Spanish gastronomy include garlic, tomato, pepper, potatoes, beans, and curated meats.
The country produces large quantities of high-quality olive oil and wine.
Spanish people enjoy a style of appetizer and snack known as tapas. Las tapas are usually a collection of small preparations like cold cuts, cheeses, croquetas (croquettes), calamares (squid), and more.
Meanwhile In Madrid, Someone Sculpted The Venus De Milo Out Of Snow
The Ticket To A Chocolate Museum In Barcelona Is A Chocolate
This Cathedral In Murcia, Spain Has A 3D Model For Blind People To Touch And Feel What The Cathedral Looks Like
"Once you're in Spain, getting around by train can be a great way to travel between major cities," A Lady in London said. "It's more difficult from smaller cities, though, so make sure to plan ahead and check schedules."
"Getting off the beaten path can be rewarding, too. Places like Galicia get fewer visitors than popular destinations like the Costa del Sol."
The Local Municipality In Cartagena, Spain Built A House For The Cats
Melting Ice In The Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain
A 100-Year-Old Church In Spain Converted Into A Skatepark
There Is A Restaurant In Spain Called El Diablo That Grills Its Food Over An Active Volcano
Castillo De Coca (Castle Of Coca) - Central Spain
Trams In Seville (Spain) Have Fast Charging Batteries, Therefore Not Needing Catenaries Along The Track. The Trams Charge For About 15 Seconds Every Stop
Underwater Museum In Lanzarote Playa Blanca, Spain
This Is A Book Vending Machine. Found In Madrid, Spain. I've Never Seen One Before
The Size Of This Flag Flown On A Spanish Ship At The Battle Of Trafalgar (1805) Compared To The Size Of People Around It
The Los Ficus Building Is Built Under A Road In Tenerife, Spain. 60 Homes That Were Built In The '60s Supporting A Road That Goes Down To The Coastline
The Before And After In La Palma, Spain Where The "Cumbre Vieja" Volcano Erupted For 80+ Days In 2021
Giant Hives Hanging From The Ceiling Enclosed In A Glass Case With Outdoor Access At “Home Of Bees” In Poyales Del Hoyo, Spain
Barcelona Has Many Amazing Views But I Suggest This One From The Rooftop Bar Across From The Cathedral
This Village Is Built On A Basaltic Cliff More Than 50 Meters High And Spreads About 1 Kilometer Long (Castellfollit De La Roca, Spain)
It was formed by the erosive action of the Fluvià and Toronell rivers on the remains of lava flows from volcanic eruptions that took place over one hundred thousand years ago.