Story of the tapas

Imagine you are thinking of Spain, what’s the first thing that comes up in your mind? Maybe the Paella, the Corridas de Toros or the Camino de Santiago. There are actually many things that make you think of Spain, but the most traditional is definitely the tapas! In fact, tapas are a tradition that actually…

Benefits of Learning Spanish

There are many reasons why a person would want to learn Spanish in their spare time. One of the biggest benefits of learning Spanish is to become fluent in another language. Another advantage of speaking Spanish is that it can help people get promoted or earn more money at work. Spanish is one of the…

Why learning Spanish is important

Spanish is the most widely spoken language in the world, and is the official language in over 20 countries. Because of the beauty and practical use of this language, it is also the most commonly learned second language. There are many benefits of learning Spanish, but here are some that are the most prevalent today.…

Festival of San Fermine

Today we will present another of very famous festivals which was inagurated yesterday at noon in Pamplona, ​​the region of Navarra. The Festival of San Fermin, popularly called sanfermines , is known mainly for so called closures (encierros) which are based on running in front of a herd of bulls in the streets of the…

Granada awarded as new City of Literature by UNESCO

Since last December 1st, Granada has the honour of having the title of City of Literature, distinction awarded by Unesco to those cities which stand out because of their cultural and artistic heritage. This award is even more remarkable since it’s the first and only city in Spain and all the Spanish-speaking countries which gets…

New edition of the “Diccionario de la Real Academia Española”

The Real Academia Española published in October the 23rd edition of the DRAE – Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, the most authoritative dictionary of the Spanish language. The new edition is aimed at enriching the Diccionario, modernizing it and making it more coherent. What really brings to the innovation of a dictionary is the…

Brief history of the Castilian

Everyone knows that is not entirely correct to say that in Spain they speak  “Spanish” (or ” Castilian ” ) , and no more else, because each of the Autonomous Communities , has its own linguistic characteristics , and in some of them, like Catalonia and the Basque Country, it exists category language that coexists…

Literary review : “The Club Dumas” (Arturo Peréz-Reverte)

Today we will talk about a very interesting book of  “thriller” plot: ” The Club Dumas” by Arturo Perez -Reverte , a Spanish writer and journalist , member of the Royal Spanish Academy since 2003. He wrote this book in 1993 and it is focused on mystery , adventure and intrigue. I advise you to…

Spanish Culture : Review of Carlos Luis Zafón, “The Shadow of the Wind”

Today we will talk about a Spanish author who in the last period was considered to be the one who more did talk about him and his books. We are talking of Carlos Luis Zafón and in particular of his best-known  and most sublime work, namely, “The Shadow of the Wind.” For those who are…

The Spanish Golden Age

The Spanish Golden Age begins in 1492, with the end of the Reconquista (Reconquest), the sea voyages to the New World, the reigns of Carlos I and Felipe II, and it ends in the middle of the XVII Century. The Catholic Monarchs had a goal of conquering the Muslim kingdom of Granada because it signified…