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spanish history

04/03/2021

5 random things you did not know were Spanish inventions

You might have many foreign friends who are proud of their country‘s heritage and go bragging about it all over the place. One of the sources of national pride is also inventions that inquisitive minds have made over the centuries. Italy has the pizza, Hungary has the Rubik‘s cube, Estonia […]
17/11/2020

Constitution Day in Spain

While not here just yet, this week we’ll be covering Constitution Day in Spain which occurs every year on December 6. Constitution Day dates back to June 15, 1978 when an important referendum was passed with 88% of the population voting to approve of this decision. This referendum was passed […]
10/11/2020

History of Madrid: Part II

On our last post about the history of Madrid, we left on the reconstruction of the Plaza. After the War of the Spanish Succession, the Bourbons took reign of what is present-day Madrid. Under the rule of Philip V, the Royal Palace went under major reconstruction after a fire had […]
21/10/2020

La Fiesta Nacional de España

La Fiesta Nacional de España is an annual, national holiday that takes place on October 12 where many businesses close their doors for the day to observe the significance of this day. It is said that this day is to honor Christopher Columbus’ landing to the Americas in search of […]