EXTREMADURA IN A BAG
Roman helmet – The helmet represents our history. The Romans lived in our lands for six
centuries. There are plenty of Roman remains everywhere in Extremadura. One of the most
representative sites is the Roman Theatre in Mérida.
Arab inscription - (The inscriptionsays Alahhu Akbar-God is great) As part of our history and
culture the Moors ruled Extremadura for another five centuries, from the 8th century to the
Emoticon – This ball shows what we are like. We are open, friendly , warm …
Acorns – We are nature as well. Acorns grow on holm oaks, which you can see everywhere and
pigs are fed on acorn producing high quality pork
Grapes – They represent local agriculture. Almendralejo is surrounded by lots of vineyards
El Triunfo Sweets – These sweets are well-known in Spain and they are peculiar for their shape.
Perrunillas –They represent t our culture and food. These biscuits are made for all kinds of
celebrations. They are made with lard, sugar, egg and flour
Pantaruja - Traditions. On Bonfire night or noche de las candelas, as we say in Spanish, dolls
like this (but bigger) are placed on top of bonfires to keep bad spirits away or as a criticism.
This one is a witch but it could also represent a banker. Bankers are not very popular in Spain
Stork – One of the most representative icons of our region. They have become a symbol of our
town as well because they make their nests on top of chimneys and rooftops. There are more
than 11000 in the region.
Castanets – These are a musical instrument. They are like shells joined by a string and are used
in a traditional folk dance called “sevillanas”.
Flag – The flag represents our region and the colours have to do with the different people who
settled in Extremadura.
Apron - It represents our culture. It is from a traditional regional dress that women wear to
dance on special occasions.
1. What is one of the most representative Roman remains that you can find in Extremadura?
a) The Roman Theatre in Mérida
b) Hadrian’s Wall
c) The Roman Theatre in Seville
d) The Temple of Diana in Évora
a) How many centuries did the Moors stay in Extremadura?
a) Two centuries
b) Five centuries
c) Six centuries
d) They were never in there
b) What animals are fed on acorn to get high quality meat?
c) What is the most common landscape around Almendralejo?
d) Why are El Triunfo sweets so peculiar?
a) For their colour
b) For their variety of flavours
c) For their shape
e) Which of these ingredients is not used to make “perrunillas”?
f) What is pantaruja?
a) Bonfire Night
b) A witch
c) A bonfire
d) A doll placed on a bonfire
g) How many storks are there approximately in Extremadura?
a) More than 20000
b) More than 11000
c) About 5000
d) Less than 1000
h) In what Spanish dance do the dancers use castanets?
b) Paso Doble
i) What colours are there in the flag of Extremadura?
a) Green and white
b) Green, white and black
c) Black and green