Spain Facts – The land of rabbits

Spain facts – the land of rabbits 29/09/2015

Spain has facts, weirdness and beautiful things you probably did not know yet. I wrote them down for you. Enjoy your reading.

 Land of rabbits Spain facts
Around 300 BCE the Carthaginians came to Spain and they called it Ispania. This means ‘land of the rabbits’. When the Romans took over the country they changed the name into Hispania, which was more Latin-style. Later this changed to España. But essentially, Spain is the ‘Country of rabbits’!

Smart Valencia Spain facts
The first University of Spain was founded by Muslims in 1209 in Valencia.

Twelve crapes of Spanish New Year Spain facts
In Spain you do not kiss your love at midnight when the year in changing into another. You eat twelves crapes, one grape with their family for each bell strike of the clock.

Hello monkey Spain facts
Spain is home to the only type of wild monkeys in Europe called the macaque.

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Bye Bye tooth Spain facts
Instead, the Spanish have a legend called ‘Ratoncito Perez’ who exchanges children’s teeth for gifts.

The red river Spain facts
Rio Tinto is a river in southwestern Spain that originates in the Sierra Morrena mountains of Andalusia. Traditionally, a site along the river has been mined or gold, copper, silver and other minerals.

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Gay Spain facts
At 3 July 2005 Spain legalized gay couples to marry. The law took effect the next day, making Spain the third country in the world to allow same-sex couples to marry, after the Netherlands and Belgium.

Do you know them? Spain facts
Famous Spaniards include Seneca, Hadrian, Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Salvador Dalí, El Greco, Pablo Picasso, Francisco de Goya, Jose Carreras and Plácido Domingo.

 Happy us Spain facts
Tipping is not common in Spain, especially for cheap dinners. But do not worry, they serve full glasses of the best wines and food is heavenly good. Also when the bill tells you to pay less then you used to.

There are no laws against public nudity in Spain.
Be warned.


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