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Things everyone needs to know about Spanish carnival

The colorful image of this tradition

Spain. March 31. UITV. Spain is known for its culture, art and architecture. The Spanish culture has introduced the world to Flamenco music and dance, Spanish guitars, bullfighting and bakalao.

Best known among Spain's folkloristic traditionsare certainly Flamenco and bullfights. You will find bullfights indeed throughout the country, the most popular event perhaps being the "Running of Bulls" during the Sanfermines in Pamplona.

The majority of Spaniards are formally Roman Catholic, although different religious beliefs are accepted. Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Spanish Constitution, although the majority of the population is Catholic.

 Other religions also practised in Spaininclude Islam, Judaism, Protestantism, and Hinduism, all of which have places where to conduct their rituals.

If you are in Spain, make sure to try these tasty dishes.

  • Paella. Originating in Valencia, paella is a rice dish prepared with seafood. ...
  • Gazpacho. Gazpacho originated in the southern region of Andalusia, and it is very popular in the warmer summer months
  • Spanish Omelet
  • Jamon Serrano
  • Turron

Spain is the land of fiestas or festivals. In every single city, town and village there is a festival of some kind which gets all the townsfolk out on the streets partying with their neighbours.

The celebration with this magnificient arrangement surely makes one spell-bound

 

If you are into red wine and other drinks made with red wine, there are several other wine-based drinks in Spain you should try including:

  • Vino Tinto -- Red Wine in Spanish.
  • Tinto de Verano -- similar to Sangria, but without Triple Sec and brandy, no sugar added.
  • Kalimotxo -- red wine mixed with Coca Cola

In Mediterranean Spain, it's common to eat seafood, rice dishes like paella and cold soups like gazpacho. In Inner Spain, thick, hearty soups and stews are common. Castilian soup is a popular option made from bread and garlic.

 The week leading up to Lent is a time for wild partying in some parts of Spain when the country plays host to Europe's biggest and best Carnival festivals.

Spain has the third highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world, after Italy and China, with a total of 45.