From Flamenco to Football: The 5 Senses of Spain

Discover the sights, sounds, scents, taste, and touch of Spain

By Google Arts & Culture

Sight

Spain is a sight for sore eyes in many ways. Its art and architecture are unique, and here, in this view over the plains of Andalusia, the very limits of your eyesight are tested as you stare off into the distance...

GRANADA FESTIVAL (2013-07-02) by Miguel Ángel MolinaAgencia EFE

Musica Notturna Di Madrid, 3°Mov. (Gli Spagnoli Si Divertono Per Le Strade)
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Sound

From flamenco to Julio Iglesias, from opera to classical guitar, traditional and popular music from Spain has both a global influence and a local flavour.

Courtyard of the Casa Sorolla (1917) by Joaquín Sorolla y BastidaMuseo Carmen Thyssen Málaga

Smell

Spain's culinary culture, natural landscapes, and 'fragrant' art is explosive with enchanting scents. Sorolla's paintings are rich in flowers, and the gardens of the Alhambra abound with exotic plants.

Torrijano y Varas fruit shop, Vallehermoso Market (1930)Real Academia de Gastronomía

Taste

From patatas bravas to paella, the traditional dishes of Spain are recognised and beloved the world over.

The crowd at the Champions League game between Barcelona FC and Panathinaikos at the Camp Nou in Barcelona (2005) by Rob WatkinsMuseum of Youth Culture

Touch

Spanish culture is tactile, and a real treat to the touch. From the "first-touch" of Spain's world-beating football players, to the fabric of a flamenco costume, to the manual skill of craft culture, the whole country invites you to reach out and touch!

View and Plan of Toledo (1610 - 1614) by El GrecoMuseo del Greco

Spain is a feast for the senses. Taste, touch, smell, hear and see more here.

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