Spain is the only country in Europe that speaks Spanish.
There is no tooth fairy in Spain! When kids in Spain lose a tooth, they put it under their pillow for a magical mouse called Ratoncito Pérez. Little Pérez collects the tooth and leaves money or a small gift in its place.
Spain produces a lot of olives.
Spain has a special rest time in the middle of the day called siesta.
Spain has a king and a queen.
Flamenco dancing comes from Spain.
Ferdinand Read Aloud
Bullfighting is an old sport. Today it is mostly done in Spain. The largest bullring is the Plaza México in central Mexico City, which seats 48,000 people, and La Maestranza in Seville, Spain, is the oldest bullring in the world. It was first used for bullfighting in 1765
Soccer is the national sport of Spain.
The most traditional dish from Spain is paella (dish made of rice, seafood, meat, and vegetables).
Prepara una paella
Spain is in Europe.
Madrid is the capital of Spain.
Spain is the country of FIESTAS.
The oldest restaurant in the world, Restaurante Botín, is in Madrid Spain (1725).
The tallest human pyramid (39 ft) high was mounted in Valls, Spain, in October 1981.
Spain has the largest food fight in the world--La Tomatina.
The world's largest plate of paella was prepared in Madrid Spain in 1987. It took a frying pan 36 feet wide and 11,000 pounds of rice and seafood to make it into the record books.
Don Quixote (1605–1615) by Miguel de Cervantes is considered the world's first novel.
When Pigasso Met Mootisse
Picasso Read Aloud
Picasso with the Girl in the Ponytail
When you visit Spain, you will eat traditional foods that are popular around the world, like los churros and el chocolate caliente. But also you will eat traditional foods that are not as common outside of Spain, like la tortilla española y la paella.