The ABC's of Spain's Culture
Created by: Revant Ranjan and Sritej Veeramachaneni
B is for Buildings
The architecture of Spain is globally unique...
- Churches are common structures found in Spain.
- Many statues that decorate buildings depict angels and other Christian figures.
- Most houses in urban areas are built vertically and expand upwards.
- Stone is the most common building material.
D is for Dress
H is for History
- The Reconquista (700s to 1200s) was a long period of war between the Spanish and a group of people known as the Moores, hundreds of years ago. It was important because it shaped the culture of Spain, and many warlike aspects were integrated into their traditional culture after such a long period of fighting.
- The Spanish colonization of the Americas was also an important event, in which Spain sent Christopher Columbus to colonize America in 1492.
K is for Knowledge
N is for National Pride
The people of Spain have a lot of pride in their country. They are all interested in soccer and that is what defines the country. When Spain won the World Cup, the pride of the country surged.
- Flag colors: red and yellow
- Description: The curent version of the flag of Spain was adopted on October 5, 1981 and it has the proportion 2:3.
The spanish flag has three horizontal stripes: red, yellow and red. In the middle of the yellow band there is the coat of arms of Spain. Other variants of the Spanish flag has the coat of arms, and includes the royal seal framed by the Pillars of Hercules. An ornate red and golden crown sits atop the shield.
The meaning of the two colours of the flag of Spain could be:
- Yellow: symbol of generosity
- Red: hardiness, bravery, and strength