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  1. Linda (LD Holland)
    November 20, 2019 @ 3:35 am

    I knew that Italy was formed by a large number of autonomous regions. I did not realize it was also true for Spain. I would never have thought that Madrid had the oldest restaurant in the world. But I was probably not surprised to read that Spain has the most bars. Or that they were a major wine exporter. I was also surprised to learn that Spain produced almost half of the worlds olive oil! And I am anxiously awaiting Sagrada finally being finished! Some interesting things to learn.

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    • dankiteski
      November 21, 2019 @ 7:03 pm

      I am thrilled you have found some useful information.

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  2. Ada
    November 20, 2019 @ 3:59 pm

    wow! so many interesting facts! I love Spain and I went there few time! I am actually suprise about the number of bars and restaurants! Ive heard Spanish people love those things but I had no idea that there is so many places to go out! I love that grape tradition! I actually just learned about it last New Years eve when I was celebrating with a Spanish friend! And you can cross the country border on a zip line! How cool!

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    • dankiteski
      November 21, 2019 @ 7:08 pm

      Spain sure has a lot of incredible places to visit.

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  3. Bhushavali N
    November 20, 2019 @ 4:36 pm

    Wow! That’s a lot of crazy!!! Cross over to Portugal by zipline? Oldest light house? Oldest restaurant? National anthem without lyrics? Longest ongoing construction? 47 UNESCO Sites? I need to spend more time going around Spain. Just yesterday, I was looking into the flight destinations in Spain. Gotta book one!

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    • dankiteski
      November 22, 2019 @ 7:30 am

      Hope you have a great time in Spain.:)

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  4. Jane Dempster-Smith
    November 20, 2019 @ 9:32 pm

    Spain is a favourite country of ours. I love reading all these interesting facts, every one surprised me. I have visited the smallest house in Valencia when we spent a week there a few years ago. I did not realise that Spain was the largest producer of olive oil, I would have thought Greece. Great article.

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    • dankiteski
      November 21, 2019 @ 7:17 pm

      Thanks, Jane. Glad you liked it.

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  5. Leah
    November 20, 2019 @ 11:06 pm

    You’re right- I didn’t know most of these facts about Spain! As a history and geography teacher, I found this all very fascinating. I had no idea that coke might have first come from Spain, and I also didn’t know that the oldest lighthouse is there. I’m hoping to go to Spain soon!

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    • dankiteski
      November 21, 2019 @ 7:22 pm

      I am glad you found it useful and I hope you visit Spain soon.

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  6. Cat Lin
    November 21, 2019 @ 3:32 pm

    Wow! I never thought Spain has these several interesting facts. This could be a guide to travelers that wants to maximize their stay. They have so many places to choose from bars to restaurants to historical places.

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    • dankiteski
      November 21, 2019 @ 7:31 pm

      Glad you like it.

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  7. Chef Mireille
    November 21, 2019 @ 5:08 pm

    Wow a lot of them I knew, but you also have so many facts that I did not know about. I did plan one day to go from Spain to Morocco, now I will stop off and visit the Spanish islands along the way. So sad about the animal cruelty. Like most countries, it is a mix of both positive and negative things.

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    • dankiteski
      November 22, 2019 @ 7:18 am

      Glad you found it interesting. 🙂

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  8. Soumya Gayatri
    November 22, 2019 @ 7:02 am

    So many amazing facts about Spain in one article.Quite frankly, I wasn’t aware of more than half. I really enjoyed reading through all of them. Weird traditions, lots of history, good food, interesting connections – you have covered them all. I am quite intrigued by the festival that celebrates near-death experiences and the one where men jump over babies. Sounds a bit scary too! Never been to Spain. Your facts have perked my interest further to see this wonderful country.

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    • dankiteski
      November 22, 2019 @ 7:22 am

      I am super glad to hear that Soumya. 🙂

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  9. Nina Bosken
    November 24, 2019 @ 10:35 pm

    Well I have been living in Spain for over three years now and there were still some facts on that list that I didn’t know! In the wine part, you should have mentioned the La Rioja region. That’s where I live and they are very well-known for their wine. Also I’m so glad that most Spaniards are against bullfighting. That is one thing I will never support.

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    • dankiteski
      November 25, 2019 @ 9:10 pm

      I am glad you liked the post, Nina.

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