Galicia History & Culture

The Different Languages of Spain

Languages of Spain Spain is one of the most culturally diverse countries in Europe. There are seventeen autonomous communities in Spain, most of them with their own distnictive festivals, food and traditions; many of them also have their own language.

Our cycling holidays visit many of these regions, so here we look at the various languages in Spain; how they are related and how common they are in everyday usage, to ensure that you are well prepared.

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Pulpo a la Gallega

PPulpo a la Gallega While castles, cathedrals and languages are recognised as having great importance in shaping the social and economic development of regions, food is often overlooked. However, recipes using local produce are often a defining characteristic of an area. Being passed on for generations, they provide a continuity in areas which have undergone much physical and social change.

This series of articles looks at some of the foods that define the different regions of Spain. From the wet, mountains Basque Country, to the dry plains of Castilla La Mancha, each region has a signature dish which showcases the uniqueness of the area. Here we look at Pulpo a la Gallega - Galicia's finest culinary creation and a dish whose intense flavours belie it's simplicity... Click here to read more