Something about Spain• Spain is the biggest country from three countries on Iberian Peninsula• The language in Spain is Spanish• Spain is a kingdom. The Spanish king is Juan Carlos I
CurrencySpanish currency is EURO.
CapitalSpanish capital city is Madrid. Madrid is thelargest city in Spain (607km2). About 3 millionpeople live there.
King Juan Carlos I He was born on 5th January 1938.He’s been a king from 22 nd November 19’75.
FAMOUS PEOPLEAntonio BanderasHe is a famous Spanish actor.He was born 10th August 1960 in Málaga. Penélope Cruz She is a famous Spanish actress. She was born on 28th April 1974 in Madrid.
Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso was a famous Spanish painter.He was born on 25th October 1881 in Málagaand he died on 8th April 1973. He painted alots of works. But not many people know thathe was a great sculptor. Some people don’tunderstand his paintings, because they arestrange. His most popular painting is Guernica.
CorridaCorrida is traditional Spanish spectacle on thespecial arenas. This is a fight between matadorand torres ( men and bull). This is verydangerous. A men need to kill the bull. If hewin, he will get one ear, two ears or two earsand a bull’s tail. It depends from his skillsand from people on the arena, especiallywomen, which wave by whitehandkerchiefs.
FlamencoFlamenco is traditionalSpanish show coveringdance, music and sing.It is very beautiful.
Traditional food • Tortilla á la espańola • Jamón Iberico de Bellotto • Paella • Seafood • Gazpacho • Fishes • Cuajada
Barcelona Barcelona is a city in the north-eastern Spain. It’s the capital of Catalonia. It is countrys main industrial centre. Barcelona has got a big harbour and an airport. There are lots of monuments and nice places to visit, inter alia:La Rambla- the most popular avenue in Barcelona FC Barcelona’s stadiumMuseo Picasso- there you can see his works
Madrid It’s a city in the middle of Spain. It’s once of the largest cities in EU, after London and Berlin. It’s a government’s, parliament’s and ministry’s seat. There you can see a lots of monuments:Plaza de Toros- large corrida’s arenaPuerta de Alcalá- gate on the Independence SquarePuente de Segovia- this is the oldest Spanish bridgePalacio de Cristal- „Cristal Palace”
Malága Malága is a city in the south of Spain, in the Andalucia region. It’s known from the Pablo Picasso’s museum- he was born in Malága. Thanks to mild climate in Malága grown oranges, bananas, figs, cotton, vines and sugar cane.There are a lot of monuments, too: Alcazaba- ruins of Roman fortress Gibralfaro- Castle ruins in Alcazaba Pablo Picasso’s museum- there you can see his works and his house
Specific things from Spain! Olives Wines
Festivals and Holidays celebrated in Spain:Religious holidays, New Year’s Day(1stJanuary), Feast of tapas (February), Feastof Fire (9thMarch), Spring festival (April), TheWorlds Largest Festival and Show Corrida(15thMay), Harvest festival-vintage(September), Pilar festival(October), anniversary of the discovery ofAmerica by Columbus(12thOctober), Slaughters Night of theInnocents- Day of Innocents (28th December)