What is the Culture of Spain like?


Spain has a very rich and diverse culture that has been shaped by thousands of years of occupation by different kingdoms. The ancient Greeks, Romans, Moors, Celts Carthaginians and Phoenicians who settled in the country played an important role in shaping Spanish culture.

People in Spain are very friendly and hospitable. This is reflected in the jovial greetings and in how quickly a strange Spaniard will start a conversation with you. You are often even invited to come and drink coffee.

Art is also a very important part of Spanish culture. Spanish art is world famous and can therefore be found everywhere. Most famous artists in Spanish history are Gaudí, Diego Velázquez, Pablo Picasso, El Greco and Francisco de Goya. The works of these artists can be seen in places such as Barcelona and Madrid (the Prado museum is recommended in this city) But there is also much to see in Seville where Diego Velázquez was born. Just like the Picasso museum in Málaga. But, not only in Spain can you admire Spanish art.

Outdoor living is popular in Spain. And who wouldn't do that with that climate either. They often see the street as an extension of their house and they also sit quietly chatting on the sidewalk. Retired people get the most out of the outdoors with a daily walk, a chat in the park or a game of boules. They love to meet up with friends and even in winter the terraces are packed.

A people of true good life lovers!

written by ILBE staff

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