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The first time machine in world literature was Spanish

Long before the DeLorean and even H.G. Wells' time machine, Madrid diplomat and writer Enrique Gaspar Rimbau wrote a science fiction zarzuela based on time travel aboard a curious contraption   The possibility of travelling through time and modifying it as we...

Spain: 10 Covid-19 vaccine projects

Professionals from CSIC, ISCIII, universities and research centres from all over the country are working round the clock to find a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the coronavirus   Since the outbreak of coronavirus, the world has been searching for a...

5 great reasons to enjoy Spain this summer

Culture, gastronomy, security, charm,… There are many reasons why millions of foreign tourists visit our country every year. This summer you have the opportunity to re-discover them.   That Spain is a tourist superpower is no secret. During 2019, it broke its own...

The international success of Spanish series

  ‘Valeria' and 'White Lines', recently premiered on Netflix, and have joined the phenomena enjoyed by 'Elite', 'La Casa de Papel' and 'Toy Boy', which have been among the most watched series worldwide during quarantine   Thanks to the worldwide expansion of...

The pioneers of LGBTI+ rights in Spain

Our country is today a world reference in LGBTI+ rights and tolerance. A journey that began in the 1970s by thousands of courageous people who risked their lives to defend their rights and freedom   With the new century almost upon us, Spain became in 2005 the...

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The Spanish language increases its worldwide influence

  The Spanish language is becoming more and more popular and not just because it is the second most spoken language in the world in terms of native speakers, with 483 million Spanish speakers in more than 30 countries, according to ‘Ethnologue, Languages of the...

Leaders on the road to equality in sport

  Among the strengths that characterize Spain is its constant work for gender equality. It is an area that is growing little by little, and the presence of women is gaining ground in all areas of society, even in areas such as sport. According to data from the...

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