10 most difficult Spain riddlesSpain quiz
The Temple of Debod is one of the tourist attractions of Madrid. Who built it?
In 1960, due to the construction of the Great Dam of Aswan and the consequent threat posed to several monuments and archeological sites, UNESCO made an international call to save this rich historical legacy. As a sign of gratitude for the help provided by Spain in saving the temples of Abu Simbel, the Egyptian state donated the temple of Debod to Spain in 1968.
What is the capital city of the autonomous community of the Basque Country in Spain?
The Basque Country does not have an official capital
Vitoria-Gasteiz is the seat of government and the capital city of the Basque Autonomous Community and of the province of Araba in northern Spain. It holds the autonomous community's House of Parliament, the headquarters of the Government, and the Lehendakari's official residency. Vitoria-Gasteiz's vicinity is home to world-renowned wineries such as Ysios
What was the name of the first Real Madrid's stadium?
Estadio del Madrid
Estadio de Chamartín
Estadio Pardos Rubio
Real Madrid was playing its matches at Estadio de Chamartín until 1946 year. A year after the Nuevo Estadio Chamartín was opened. Next years club's management changed the stadium's name to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Every member of club's management agreed to this except the president, but he couldn't change the decision alone
In which Spanish city is the "La Tomatina" feast held, during which the famous tomato fight takes place?
Castellón de la Plana
La Tomatina is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, a town located in the East of Spain 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight purely for entertainment purposes. Since 1945 it has been held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of festivities of Buñol.
Which Spanish city is known for its Mystery Play that commemorates the Assumption of Mary?
Santiago de Compostela
The Mystery Play of Elche is a liturgical drama dating from the Middle Ages, which is enacted and celebrated in the Basilica de Santa María in the city of Elche on 14 and 15 August of each year. In 2001, UNESCO declared it one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Where in the world is Catalan the sole official language?
in the Balearic Islands
Andorra is the only part of the world where Catalan is the only official language. It is used by Andorran television and radio stations.
When was the cathedral in Madrid consecrated?
When the capital of Spain was transferred from Toledo to Madrid in 1561, the seat of the Church in Spain remained in Toledo and the new capital had no cathedral. Plans to build a cathedral in Madrid were discussed as early as the 16th century, but the cost of expanding and keeping the Empire came first. The construction of the church located just next to the Royal Palace began in 1878 and concluded in 1993.
Which golden coin was the most valuable?
Escudo, ducat and florin had similar weight of approx 3.5 g of pure gold. Doubloon was simply double-escudo, weighting 6.77 grams. This Spanish coin was also widely used in France, named pistole.
Where is the oldest university in Spain located?
The University of Salamanca was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. It is the oldest university in Spain and the third oldest in the world in continuous operations. The facade of the university is one of the most representative examples of the Spanish plateresque style.