Fun Facts about Spain

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Want to know some fun facts about Spain. Read on for some interesting trivia about Spain's culture, history, society, food and places.

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Colon is not Muslim

Mérida, Spain

#1 Jun 30, 2010
Spain was not muslim till 3 centuries ago.
The Catholic Monarachs (Isabela & Fernando) defeated the last muslim ( The king of Granada) in 1492, the same year they send Colón to discover America.
Gerry

Barcelona, Spain

#2 Jun 30, 2010
I doubt that a major bullfighting ring has been full to capacity in the past 20 years. Fighters now ply their trade in Mexico and other places due to both a lack of interest and a campaign against blood sports in Spain. As for the Flamenco, it is more aligned with bellydancing from North Africa and the only place to see it is in Andelucia in the very south.
I think the most interesting fact on Spain would be to say it is a mix of 17 different states which will eventually separate and Spain will cease to exist as we know it. I'm surprised Catalonia and the Basque region have not already gone.
American Expat

Zaragoza, Spain

#3 Jul 1, 2010
Colon is not Muslim wrote:
Spain was not muslim till 3 centuries ago.
The Catholic Monarachs (Isabela & Fernando) defeated the last muslim ( The king of Granada) in 1492, the same year they send Colón to discover America.
Your facts are a little off base. The Arabs (Moslems) invaded Spain in 711 AD and shortly after, established a dominance in the southern half of Spain until, as you pointed out, evicted in 1492. Given that, the Moslems dominated that region for about 780 years or so.

Since: Jan 08

New York, NY

#4 Jul 1, 2010
Fun fact: Nobody cares if Spain was a powerful power once upon a time, Spain today without EU's help would have had collapsed long time ago.
American Expat

Guadalajara, Spain

#5 Jul 1, 2010
bush1 wrote:
Fun fact: Nobody cares if Spain was a powerful power once upon a time, Spain today without EU's help would have had collapsed long time ago.
Well, how about enlightening us on what the EU did for Spain? If you can't think of anything, you should not post such trash!

Since: Jan 08

New York, NY

#6 Jul 1, 2010
American Expat wrote:
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Well, how about enlightening us on what the EU did for Spain? If you can't think of anything, you should not post such trash!
Have you heard of P.I.G.S?
American Expat

Granada, Spain

#7 Jul 1, 2010
bush1 wrote:
<quoted text>Have you heard of P.I.G.S?
Is that the best you can do? Stop before you really have to think!

Since: Jan 08

New York, NY

#8 Jul 1, 2010
American Expat wrote:
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Is that the best you can do? Stop before you really have to think!
I don't care that much about Spain to even try harder.By the way I am European and need nobody to give me lessons about Europe. Lets just say Spain ain't Germany or France or.....
American Expat

Madrid, Spain

#9 Jul 2, 2010
bush1 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't care that much about Spain to even try harder.By the way I am European and need nobody to give me lessons about Europe. Lets just say Spain ain't Germany or France or.....
Well bush1, being European does not make you some sort of authority now does it? It does not take much thinking to come up with the fact that Spain isn't Germany or France. That point does not say much nor enlighten the readers on your original post!

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