Get Familiar via Mascots!
Artwork by the Team of the C.E.I.P. CARDENAL CISNEROS.
This is our students’ ideas about their country
even topics related with what every foreing
country we think think about us.
In the 14th century Spain, some merchants
tried to speed up the selling process of the
bulls (Toros) by running in front of them.
This became popular and turned out to be a
sport, as young learners started to race in
front of a group of bulls.
From these days, this event is known as
the Running of the Bulls. The most famous
running takes place in Pamplona.
Olympic Dream (I).
Cobi was the official mascot of the Summer
Olympics of Barcelona held in 1992.
It is created by Javier Mariscal and inspired
from the interpretations of Picasso.
Before, during and after the Olympic
Games, Cobi was very popular, it even had
its own TV series, The Cobi Troupe.
Olympic Dream (II).
Madrid is an applicant for the Olympic
Games to be held in 2020 like in 2012
and 2016, we hope this time we will
Spain will also host 2014 FIBA
Basketball World Cup and Madrid will
be one of the host cities for the event.
Tio Pepe is the most selling brand of
Sherry, a famous drink made from the
palomino grape and has an iconic add in
the Puerta del Sol.
It’s an icon for many people who live in
Madrid and tourists from all over the
world come to see it.
Also Apple is interested in open one of
its shops in the building which supports
that electronic add.
It is like the TDK add in Picadilly Circus.
Chupa Chups is the company that invented
One day the founder, Enric Bernat heard a
mother getting angry at her child because
of the fact that the candy in his hand just
He realized that candies are not
manufactured correctly and came with the
idea of putting a wooden stick inside the
candy; then these sticks became plastic.
As you know, there are lollipops
everywhere in the world right now.
Flamenco is a genre of Spanish music,
song and dance from Andalusia,
including singing (cante), playing guitar
(toque), dancing (bailes) and hand-
First mentioned in the history in 1774,
Flamenco genre is very popular in all
over the world, for example, in Japan
there are more academies than there
are in Spain.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a
museum of modern art, designed by
architect Frank Gehry.
It was opened by Juan Carlos, the king
of Spain in October 18, 1997.
The museum building and the Puppy
you see in the picture is considered
among the most important completed
works in the world.
This Guernica painting was made by one of the most famous artists in the
world, Pablo Picasso.
It has an important status reminding the world of the tragedies of war. Picasso
created the painting after the Guernica Village in the northern Spain was
bombed by the German forces during the Spanish Civil War. .
The painting is 3.5 meters tall and 7.8 meters wide and you can visit it in Reina
Sofía ’s Museum in Madrid.
The Letter Ñ.
This is very characteristical phonic letter in
Spanish and there are some other
countries with different graphics but same
Many times it is used as an identity logo
above all in sports.
Actually it has been used for joking about
NBA in USA telling that this is our own NBA
saying ÑBA instead.
As you can see this is the main
entrance in our school.
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