- The official name of Spain is the "Kingdom of Spain."
- Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union.
- Spain was the third most visited country in the world in 2013.
- of Spain speaks Spanish. The rest speaks Catalan, Galician, Basque and others.
- Modern humans first arrived in Iberia (now Spain), from the north on foot, about 35,000 years ago.
- The national anthem of Spain has no words.
- La Tomatina is an annual festival held in Spain where people throw thousands of tomatoes at each other.
- The Bull is the national animal of Spain.
- The Sagrada Familia church in Spain, has been under construction for over 130 years and it's only expected to be complete by 2026.
- Spanish rice is unknown in Spain.
- There are no laws against public nudity in Spain.
- The world's oldest existing lighthouse is the Tower of Hercules, in Spain, erected in the first century and still operational.
- Two Roman dams
- in Spain
- are still in use
- after 1900 years.
- Spaniard double agent Joan Pujol Garcia had the rare distinction of receiving an Iron Cross from the Germans and an MBE from the British during WW2.
- of the world's olive oil production is done in Spain.
- Britain accidentally invaded Spain in 2002. About 20 Royal Marines disembarked in Spain instead of Gibraltar for 5 minutes until the error was recognised and they all withdrew.
- Prostitutes in Spain have to wear reflective vests, like highway workers, to reduce accidents.
- There's a zipline connecting Spain and Portugal. It's 2,365 ft (720 m) and 60 seconds long.
- The youngest king ever was Alfonso XIII of Spain, who became king the day he was born.
- In 2011, a small town in Spain, on the brink of financial ruin, bet on the world's biggest lottery and won.
- In 1492, the Catholic monarchs of Spain issued a decree banning all Jews from Spain. Sultan Bayezid, a Muslim, sent the Ottoman navy to Spain to rescue the Jews from Spanish persecution.
- The U.S. has more Spanish speakers than Spain.
- Slandering or defaming the Royal family in Spain can carry a sentence of up to two years in prison.
- There's a direct descendant of Christopher Columbus alive today. He's a Spanish noble.
- Spain was Europe's leading power throughout the 16th century and most of the 17th century, a position reinforced by trade and wealth from colonial possessions and became the world's leading maritime power.
- There's a 47-story skyscraper in Spain that has NO elevator.
- The last Moorish kingdom in Spain fell in the same year Columbus reached the Americas.
- In 2007, scientists in Spain found a tooth from a distant human ancestor that is more than 1 million years old.
- In 1492, the Catholic monarchs of Spain issued a decree banning all Jews. Sultan Bayezid, a Muslim, then sent the Ottoman navy to rescue them.
- "El Colacho" is a traditional holiday in Burgos, Spain, where men dressed as the Devil leap over infants who are lying on mattresses in the street.
- In 2015, Spanish workers destroyed a 6,000-year-old Neolithic tomb, mistaking it for a broken picnic table. They replaced it with a ‘better' picnic table.