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At the tail end of intentional homicides

Security is one of our country's greatest values. This is confirmed by many of the indices produced by the Eurostat statistical office, which collects data from police sources. For example, Spain is the 4th country in the European Union in which fewer...

Spanish health, the best in the world

The Mediterranean diet and the good climate in Spain are undoubtedly two of the most recognised features of the country and a lure for millions of visitors each year. Along with  a sound, efficient health system, they are the keys which have turned us into one of the...

A tolerant, open society

  One of the most unique features of Spanish society is its capacity to integrate that which is different: Spain has changed in record time from being a homogeneous country, with no external immigration, to becoming one of the main receivers of immigrants in the...

Spain, one of the freest countries in the world

  Spain lived under a dictatorship for forty long years less than half a century ago. This fact is worth recalling given that today we have one of the freest countries in the world. Protests and marches such as “8M” (the International Women’s Strike), the LGTBI...

An international standard for culture

,  Culture is one of the most valuable aspects of the projection and identity of Spain worldwide. Monuments like the Alhambra, the Sagrada Familia and the Santiago cathedral; legendary texts like those of El Quijote, Bécquer and the poetry of Lorca; the brushstrokes...

This Is The Real Spain is the blog of Global Spain to spread the word about the real Spain, with its strengths and challenges within and outside our borders. Readers can find these strengths divided up between our three main pillars: democracy, modernity and citizenship. Because Spain is a modern country in which its citizens are the basis for the spectacular progress made in recent decades. And the 40 years of Constitution which we recently celebrated provide us with the perfect lever to remember these successes. Find out more