The national animal of Spain is the bull. Bulls are an important symbol in Spanish culture, especially in traditions, such as bullfighting and the Running of the Bulls.Know More
The Running of the Bulls, or "encierro," is part of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona that takes place each July in honor of the patron saint San Fermin. During the event, bulls are released from a corral and race throughout sectioned-off streets until they enter a bull ring. Spectators try to outrun the bulls, which can be dangerous.
Bullfighting is a sport in which a matador, or bullfighter, taunts and tricks the bull by waving colored capes to guide its movements and prevent himself from being impaled. At the end of the bullfight, the matador spears the bull.Learn more about Europe
The red deer is the national animal of Ireland. They are the largest and only native species of deer found in Ireland. Red deer have a rich red-colored coat that darkens to grey-brown in winter.Full Answer >
The national animal of Portugal is the Iberian wolf. The country has a national bird as well, which is the Barcelos cock.Full Answer >
Some regions of Spain receive snowfall. The country has a mostly temperate climate with hot interior summers and more moderate temperatures along the coast. The interior region has wet, cold winters. The mountainous regions of the Pyrenees Mountains and Sierra Nevada Mountains make Spain a skiing destination in the winter.Full Answer >
Spain is at 40 degrees latitude and 4 degrees longitude on the Iberian Peninsula. It is in southwest Europe and borders France, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar. It also borders the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Bay of Biscay and the Pyrenees mountain range.Full Answer >