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Culture of Spain
What makes up our culture?
Our culture is made up of historical buildings and objects, and works of art. But our traditions and our languages are also part of our culture
Examples of historical buildings include
Examples of historical objects include
Our traditions are the customs of our ancestors that we still celebrate today
Examples of traditions
Music and dance
That are passed from parents to children are also traditions
The language(s) spoken by our people and their literature
What languages are spoken in Spain?
The official language in the whole of Spain is Castellano (Spanish)
Spanish is one of the most important languages in the world. It's spoken by 400 million people from different countries. Many of these countries are in South America
Since the Spanish Constution of 1978 some autonomous communities have another official language. These languages are
Which are Spain's best known traditions?
In Spain each autonomous communities has its own
Dance and music
Which are the best known festivals?
Some festivals are religius, like
The celebration for Holy Week in
Other festivals have a religious origin and others are non-religious.
Some examples are
Some festivals celebrate historic events
Moros y Cristianos in
Which are the best known dishes?
The food in Spain is very varied. Each autonomouscommunityhas its own specialities using local products
Some typical dishes are:
Cocido madrileño in
Comunidad de Madrid
Castilla y León
Galicia is famous for its
Principado de Asturias for its
Extremadura for its
What are some of the traditional dances and costumes?
In the festivals of each autonomous community, people sing songs and dance to music that is typical of their region
Some of this dances are:
The sardana in
The jota in
The muñeira in
The sevillanas in
The singers and dancers wear regional constumes.
How can we find out about our history?
Written documents, buildings, public works and different objects help us to know our history. They tell us how our ancestors lived and thought.
Examples of written documents