Get to know the real Spain

Our country is a reference in many fields.


The 10 best Spanish TV programmes

Watch all your favourite TV programmes thanks to the TVE Archives   Since it began in 1956, the programmes on Televisión Española have marked time and been part of the lives of millions of families. Thanks to the RTVE Archive we can relive or discover, some of...


The resilient Europeanism of the Spanish

  With the arrival of the Transition, the old desire to “go back to Europe” became a reality. Joining what was then called the European Community was a vital step for Spain towards the consolidation of its democracy and the social and economic progress of the...

Spanish: a community with 577 million speakers

  As summarised by a Spanish Language professor, Jesús Sánchez Lobato, Spanish is a “national, multi-ethnic and multicultural language of communication”. The figures for the Spanish language speak for themselves: it is the language that is growing the most in 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