35 Facts About Spain That You Probably Didn’t Know. You DON’T Want To Know About #6.
What do you think of when you think of Spain? For most people, Spain conjures up images of ancient buildings, enchanting music, fine wines, and delicious food. However, Spain is a surprisingly peculiar country, and we've got the facts to prove it.
Below are 35 strange and somewhat shocking facts about one of the world's most beautiful countries. So the next time you're booking a flight to sip Spanish wine and munch on your favorite tapas, remember to consider some of the lesser-known aspects about this amazing place - and maybe even try to plan your trip to participate in some of them.
#1. Prostitutes in Spain are required to wear reflective vests so they aren't hit by cars or bikes at night.
#2. La Tomatina is an annual festival held in Spain where people throw thousands of tomatoes at each other. Yes, it's just as fun as it looks in this picture.
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#3. In Spain, there is 1 bar for every 129 people. In other words, there are plenty of places to grab a nice glass of wine.
#4. It is actually illegal to drive a car while wearing flip-flops in Spain.
#5. On May 15th of each year, many single women visit the Ermita de San Isidro, where they prick their fingers and put their blood in a container. The idea is that doing so will help them find a husband.
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