Spain Trivia

Spain is a beautiful European country rich with culture, beautiful architecture, art, festivals, and so much more. The Spanish culture, Spanish Language, Spanish food, and Spanish people make up a wealth of trivia and interesting facts. All that and more you’ll encounter in this collection of Spain trivia.

Spain Trivia

How many Spain facts do you know? Do you know where Puerta del Sol is? Do you know who Ratoncito Pérez is? Are you familiar with Spanish cuisine? Here are some interesting facts and trivia that you might not know about Spain and its rich heritage and culture.

  • The Spanish national anthem has no lyrics.
  • Christopher Columbus— the founder of America— was an Italian working for Spanish voyages.
  • The La Sagrada Familia is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites that has not yet been finished due to COVID-19-related issues.
  • Spain is part of what’s called the Iberian Peninsula, a space they share with Portugal.
  • In Spanish culture, the Tooth Fairy is a mouse.
  • There’s a festival in a small town in Spain called La Tomatina where people throw tomatoes at each other.
  • The world’s oldest restaurant is found in Spain, called Restaurante Botín.
  • The apostle St. James is thought to be buried in Santiago de Compostela, a city in Galicia, Spain.
  • Spain follows a governmental structure called a constitutional monarchy.
  • The highest mountain in Spain is Mount Teide.
  • Spain produces almost half of the world’s olive oil supply, the highest number share.
  • Pablo Picasso was a Spanish artist.
  • The Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea are an autonomous community under Spain.

Spain Trivia Questions and Answers

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Which 1980’s television hit was renamed El Coche Fantastico for its Spanish viewers?▶ Knight Rider
El Clásico is the name given to football (soccer) matches between which two teams?▶ Real Madrid and FC Barcelona
Which Spanish Island is known as “The Island of Eternal Spring”?▶ Tenerife
In what year did Cuba formally gain it’s independence from Spain?▶ 1902
Who was the first Spaniard to set foot in what is now the US state of Florida?▶ Ponce de Leon
What is the name of the Spanish islands that lie off the Northwest coast of Africa?▶ The Canary Islands
Paella, a famous rice dish, originated in what country?▶ Spain
Who was the Spanish surrealist painter best known for his work “The Persistence of Memory”?▶ Salvador Dalí
What is the word for “Hello” in Spanish?▶ Hola
How do you say goodbye in Spanish?▶ Adiós
The Spanish Civil War began in what year?▶ 1936
The novel Don Quixote was written by which famous Spanish novelist?▶ Miguel de Cervantes
“Arco iris” is the Spanish term for what natural phenomenon?▶ Rainbow
What is the Spanish word for money?▶ Dinero
Which country lies on the border between Spain and France?▶ Andorra
What fruit is thrown at the annual food fight festival held in Buñol, Spain?▶ Tomato
What was the name of the currency used in Spain before the euro?▶ Pesetas
How do you say panda in Spanish?▶ Panda
What is the Spanish word for meat?▶ Carne
What is the word for “Hello” in Spanish?▶ Hola
How do you say goodbye in Spanish?▶ Adiós
“Arco iris” is the Spanish term for what natural phenomenon?▶ Rainbow
Spanish silver dollars, originally called the Spanish peso, were each worth how many Spanish reales?▶ Eight
What is the Spanish word for money?▶ Dinero

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.

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