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Spain: Culture


  • Gracia Festival
  • Monsoon Holi Festival of Colors
  • Catalan Festival Carrefoc
  • FC Barcelona
  • The running of the bulls
  • Traditional Clothing

Social Conventions

Despite being a modern country, Spain still maintains some traditional attitudes.  For example, if planning to visit religious sites, long skirts or pants should be worn, otherwise entrance may not be allowed.  Handshaking is the traditional greeting between men, while women are greeted with a kiss on both cheeks.  Meal times are very important to the people of Spain, and lunch is generally longer than many other countries.  As a result, dinner is often lighter and served later (between 9:00-11:00 pm). 

 

Religion

Roman Catholicism is the main religion in Spain and Catholic ceremonies are very important.  Other religions represented in Spain include Protestantism, Judaism, Islam and Hinduism.

 

Language

Spanish is spoken all over the country, while specific regions have different dialects or languages: Catalan (Catalonia), Galician (Galicia), Euskera/Basque (Basque Country) and Valencian (Valencia) among others.


 

Spain Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Spain.

Learn about the history and culture of Spain, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Spain's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with Country Quickfacts compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Spain for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Spain tours today!


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