culture of Spain
Learn more about Spanish culture. We will tell you more about Spanish customs, history, art, literature, society and much more.
Spanish culture is widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bullfights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine. But what is Spain known for? It has much more to offer than that. It is - and has been for thousands of years, one of the cultural centers of Europe.
"Spain is different!", Spaniards use to say. They don't specify compared to what: to the rest of Europe, to the rest of the world, or even to itself? We don't know either, but we do our best to supply you with lots of information about Spain´s culture so you can find the answer to this question and many others by yourself.
Spain has an extraordinary artistic heritage. The dominant figures of the Golden Age were the Toledo-based artists El Greco and Diego Velázquez. Francisco de Goya emerged in the 18th century as Spain's most prolific painter and he produced some wonderfully unflattering portraits of royalty. The art world in the early 20th century was influenced by a remarkable group of Spanish artists: Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí, ambassadors of the artistic culture in Spain.
Spain's architecture ranges from prehistoric monuments in Minorca in the Balearic Islands, to the Roman ruins of Merida and Tarragona, the decorative Lonja in Seville, Mudéjar buildings, Gothic cathedrals, castles, fantastic modernist monuments and Gaudí's intricate fabulist sculptures in Barcelona. They are all representative of the culture of Spain.
Another example of culture in Spain is the invention of the Spanish guitar, which was invented in Andalusia in the 1790's when a sixth string was added to the Moorish lute. It gained its modern shape in the 1870's. Spanish musicians have taken the humble guitar to dizzying heights of virtuosity and none more so than Andrés Segovia (1893-1997), who established classical guitar as a genre. Flamenco, music rooted in the cante jondo (deep song) of the gitanos (gypsies) of Andalusia, is experiencing a revival. Paco de Lucia is the best known flamenco guitarist internationally.
His friend Camarón de la Isla was, until his death in 1992, the leading light of contemporary cante jondo. In the 1980s flamenco-rock fusion (a.k.a. "gypsy rock") was developed by the likes of Pata Negra and Ketama, and in the 1990s Radio Tarifa emerged with a mesmerizing mix of flamenco and medieval sounds.fairport pediatrics fairport library fairport high school fairport electric hairport salon hairport iowa city hairport west orange nj hairport laurie mo hairport near me hairport branchburg hairport topeka hairport seymour ct lairport 2015 pairportal xairportscenery z airport parking z airport parking promo code z airport parking lot z airport parking bradley airport z airport parking reviews z airport parking bdl airport appliance airport atlanta airport auto airport austin airport animal hospital airport abbreviations airport auto sales airport animal clinic airport bna airport bwi airport beach airport beach maui airport bar airport bus airport boston airport background airport codes airport car rental airport covid testing airport cinema airport clt airport closest to disneyland airport code ord airport cafe airport diner airport delays airport dtw airport dca airport denver airport dodge airport dfw airport directions airport express airport extreme airport ewr airport extreme base station airport enterprise airport express schedule airport express apple airport el paso airport ford airport flights airport food airport fll airport fire truck airport fort lauderdale airport fashion airport facility directory airport golf course airport grille airport greens airport grocery airport gate airport golf airport georgia airport go karts airport home appliance airport high school airport honolulu airport honda airport hotel airport honolulu hotel airport houston airport hyundai airport in spanish airport inn airport iah airport in maui airport in new york airport in washington dc airport in virginia airport in houston texas airport jobs airport jobs near me airport jungle juice airport jacksonville fl airport jeep airport jobs nyc airport jackson ms airport jobs atlanta airport kia airport knoxville tn airport kabul airport kansas city airport kauai airport key west airport kia naples airport kiosk airport lounge airport las airport lounge access airport limo service airport las vegas airport lanes airport line airport long term parking airport mesa airport movie airport msp airport mco airport map airport marine airport marina honda airport marina ford airport near me airport new orleans airport news airport near gatlinburg airport near disneyland airport near grand canyon airport near glacier national park airport near destin fl airport ord airport orlando airport outfits airport overlook airport operations airport okc airport ogg airport outside paris airport parking airport parking seatac airport parking lax airport parking atlanta airport parking orlando airport parking san diego airport parking dfw airport parking austin airport quick pass airport quotes airport qro airport queue airport quick stop airport queens airport quebec city airport quality inn airport rental cars airport road airport restaurants airport rentals airport rental car return airport rd airport runway airport rapid covid test airport shuttle airport security airport shuttle near me airport stadium 12 airport shuttle lax airport slc airport san diego airport shuttle las vegas airport transportation airport taxi airport terminal airport transportation near me airport time capsule airport toyota airport tycoon codes airport towing airport utility airport utility windows airport utility mac airport utility app airport urgent care