The national costume of Spain is generally considered the Andalusian-style dress, which is referred to as the flamenco. Traditional Spanish fashion during the 16th century combined heavy fabrics with decorative styles in... More »

Traditional clothing of Spain includes garments like the mantilla, peineta and gilet. People wear these garments during special events and celebrations, such as weddings, parades and regional celebrations. More »

Traditional Spanish clothing features bright colors, embroidery and jewels, either real or rhinestones. The traditional clothing seen at celebrations today was at the peak of fashion in the 16th century. More »

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The national bird of Spain is the Spanish imperial eagle. This large bird of prey lives in central and southwest Spain, primarily along the border with Portugal. It's classified as threatened by the International Union f... More »

The national animal of Spain is the bull. Bulls are an important symbol in Spanish culture, especially in traditions, such as bullfighting and the Running of the Bulls. More »

Spain is in three hemispheres: the Northern Hemisphere, the Eastern Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere. The Prime Meridian, which divides the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, runs right through eastern Spain, which pu... More »

Some regions of Spain receive snowfall. The country has a mostly temperate climate with hot interior summers and more moderate temperatures along the coast. The interior region has wet, cold winters. The mountainous regi... More »