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Viva Espana! From the Tapas and Rioja to stunning historical sights; party islands to quiet hillside towns, mouth-watering paella to miles of beautiful beaches, world-famous artists and modern-day celebrities; epic festivals and millennia-old traditions – not to mention the much loved (and mandatory!) siesta. Put it all together and Spain really has something for everyone.

But how much do you really know about Spain? Test your knowledge with our Ultimate Spanish quiz. Covering everything from Spanish geography, history, sports, food, drink, general knowledge and more (although not the Spanish language – that deserves its own quiz!) our quiz about Spain will have you reliving your past trips or planning for the next as we take you on a virtual tour of this magnificent country.

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Spain Trivia Questions

1. One of the most iconic buildings in Spain, which Antoni Gaudí masterpiece is an unfinished Roman Catholic basilica located in Barcelona?

2. What is the name of the world’s first “modern novel” written by a Spanish author

3. The festival of San Fermín is a weeklong celebration steeped with historical significance, held annually in which city in Spain?

4. The National Day of Spain is held annually on which date of the year?
A. October 10.
B. October 11.
C. October 12.
D. October 13.

5. What is the food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol called?

6. What is the traditional celebration held annually in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia, Spain called?

White washed village street in Mijas, blue plant pots hanging of the walls

7. A Spanish New Year’s Eve tradition (and superstition), as the clock strikes midnight on the New Year, it is tradition to eat a dozen of which fruit?

8. One of the world’s oldest anthems written in 1761, what is so unique about “La Marcha Real”, the national anthem of Spain?

9. Which widespread Catalonian tradition that begins with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8 literally means ‘Christmas Log’ in English?

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10. True or False: Spain is the largest producer of olive oil in the world.

11. What is the national dance of Spain?

12. Rafael Nadal, one of the best tennis stars in the world has won how many Grand Slam men’s singles titles?
A. 19.
B. 22.
C. 23.
D. 20

Marbella Rocky Coastline and Blue Water

13. Which food dish takes its name from the wide, shallow traditional pan that is used to cook the dish on an open fire? (and is the name for a frying pan in Valencia’s regional language).

14. What is the name of a popular figure in Spanish and Hispanic American cultures, similar to the tooth fairy, originating in Madrid in 1894?

15. The term Spain (España in Spanish) is derived from the Roman name for the region. What was the Roman name for the region?

16. What is the highest Spanish mountain called?

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17. Spain is the only European country to have a physical border with an African Country. Which African country?

18. The Spanish Empire became one of the first global powers as Isabella and Ferdinand funded which explorer’s voyage across the Atlantic Ocean?

Casa Batlo in Barcelona, lit up at night

19. Which Spanish explorer is best known for having completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth in the ship Victoria on the Magellan expedition to the Spice Islands?

20. Now the name for an appetizer or snack in Spanish cuisine, what was originally intended to cover drinks between sips, so no flies or whatever got in them?

21. Despite being associated with France, which soft, round, flat-crowned cap was invented by the Basques? (who lived on both the French and Spanish sides of the border)

22. The original idea of what annual celebration was conceived in 1922 by Spanish writer Vicente Clavel Andrés as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes?

23. According to his mother, his first words were “piz, piz”, a shortening of lápiz, the Spanish word for pencil. Who is this world famous figure?

24. What is the nickname of national football team of Spain?

Church at Tibidabo Amusement Park, Barcelona, Spain

25. Which popular tennis star started dating singer Enrique Iglesias in late 2001 after she had appeared in his music video for “Escape”?

26. Which famous Spanish artist’s best-known work, The Persistence of Memory was completed in August 1931 and is one of the most famous Surrealist paintings?

27. Who is the first and only Spanish actress to be nominated for and win an Academy Award, as well as the first to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

28. As of 2021, how many World Heritage sites are there in Spain?
A. 46.
B. 47.
C. 48.
D. 49.

29. Which 1975 song by Neil Young was inspired by a conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain in the 16th century?

30. Who was the Spanish conquistador, best known for his expeditions that led to the Spanish conquest of Peru?

31. Which famous Catalan architect has earned the nickname “God’s Architect”?

Crowd on the street between buildings at Pamplona

32. Who was the Spanish general to have led the Nationalist forces in overthrowing the Second Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War and ruled over Spain from 1939 to 1975 as a dictator, assuming the title Caudillo?

33. Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso currently competes for which F1 team in Formula One Grand Prix

34. Which famous Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director was murdered by Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War

35. How is Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian knight and warlord in medieval Spain popularly known as?

36. Which famous Spanish filmmaker made a short movie with Salvador Dali and has been widely considered by many film critics, historians, and directors to be one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time?

37. Located within Spain’s south-eastern province of Almeria, what is often called “mainland Europe’s only desert.”?

3 Arched bridges of Ronda Spain

38. According to legend, during the siege of Bilbao, Carlist general Tomás de Zumalacárregui invented which food dish, an essential part of the Spanish cuisine?

39. Spain’s national museum of 20th-century art was officially inaugurated on 10 September 1990 and is named after which Royal figure?

40. Spanish naval officer and explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala during Spanish rule of California named which island in San Francisco, California that literally translated as “The Island of the Pelicans”?

41. One of the most famous monuments of Islamic architecture and one of the best-preserved palaces of the historic Islamic world, what is the name of the palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain?

42. Which restaurant in Madrid, Spain was founded in 1725 and holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s oldest restaurant?
A. Botin.
B. Casa Alberto.
C. Bodega de la Ardosa.
D. Casa Ciriaco.

Facade of Sagrada Famillia

43. Which peninsula divided between Spain and Portugal is the second largest European peninsula by area, after the Scandinavian Peninsula?

44. A Spanish aeronautical engineer and astronaut, who became the first Spanish citizen to go into space,?

45. Name the famous pilgrimage site in northwest Spain that became a symbol in the Spanish Christians’ struggle against Islam?

46. Who is the patron saint of Spain?

47. Madrid, the capital of Spain lies on which river?

48. A series of defensive walls surrounding the Old Town of which Spanish city had eighteen gates or points of access, four of which survive today: Puerta de la Macarena, Puerta de Córdoba, Postigo del Aceite and Postigo del Alcázar?

Flamenco Performer in Spain

49. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, which cathedral is the reputed burial place of Saint James the Great, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ?

50. The Balearic Islands, a Spanish archipelago in the Balearic Sea has four large islands:  Mallorca, Menorca, Formentera and which other one?

51. What is the name of the Spanish Football League?

52. When it comes to the regions of Spain, there are 17 Autonomous Regions that encompass how many Spain provinces?

53. Which Spanish actor was the first to win an Oscar?

Flag flying in front of gothic building

54. How many countries border Spain?

55. What is the name of the Holy Week celebration held in the lead-up to Easter in Spain?

56. One of the most famous pieces of Spanish Art, who painted ‘Guernica‘?

57. Which autonomous community does the city of Bilbao belong to?

58. Which famous stadium do FC Barcelona play their home games at?

 

Hola sign in lights

 

Spain Quiz Questions and Answers

1. One of the most iconic buildings in Spain, which of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces is an unfinished Roman Catholic basilica located in Barcelona?
La Sagrada Família.

2. What is the name of the world’s first “modern novel” written by a Spanish author?
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.

3. The festival of San Fermín is a weeklong celebration steeped with historical significance, held annually in which city in Spain?
Pamplona (For the Running of the Bulls)

4. The National Day of Spain is held annually on which date of the year?
A. October 10.
B. October 11.
C. October 12.
D. October 13.

5. What is the food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol called?
La Tomatina.

6. What is the traditional celebration held annually in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia, Spain called?
The Falles.

Madrid city at sunset

7. A Spanish New Year’s Eve tradition (and superstition), as the clock strikes midnight on the New Year, it is tradition to eat a dozen of which fruit?
Grape.

8. One of the world’s oldest anthems written in 1761, what is so unique about “La Marcha Real”, the national anthem of Spain?
There are no lyrics for “La Marcha Real”, only a sweeping tune.

9. Which widespread Catalonian tradition that begins with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8 literally means ‘Christmas Log’ in English?
(The) Tió de Nadal.

10. True or False: Spain is the largest producer of olive oil in the world.
True.

11. What is the national dance of Spain?
Flamenco.

12. Rafael Nadal, one of the best tennis stars in the world has won how many Grand Slam men’s singles titles?
A. 19.
B. 22. 
C. 23.
D. 20

Old Spanish town, steps lining the street painted in red, yellow and red stripes of the Spanish flag

13. Which food dish takes its name from the wide, shallow traditional pan that is used to cook the dish on an open fire? (and is the name for a frying pan in Valencia’s regional language).
Paella.

14. What is the name of a popular figure in Spanish and Hispanic American cultures, similar to the tooth fairy, originating in Madrid in 1894?
El Ratoncito Pérez or Ratón Pérez.

15. The term Spain (España in Spanish) is derived from the Roman name for the region. What was the Roman name for the region?
Hispania.

16. What is the highest Spanish mountain called?
Mount Teide.

17. Spain is the only European country to have a physical border with an African Country. Which African country?
Morocco. (Spain maintains a small outpost on the African continent called Ceuta.)

18. The Spanish Empire became one of the first global powers as Isabella and Ferdinand funded which explorer’s voyage across the Atlantic Ocean? (This will test your Spanish history knowledge!)
Christopher Columbus.

Seville

19. Which Spanish explorer is best known for having completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth in the ship Victoria on the Magellan expedition to the Spice Islands?
Juan Sebastián Elcano

20. Now the name for an appetizer or snack in Spanish cuisine, what was originally intended to cover drinks between sips, so no flies or whatever got in them?
Tapas. (Which were originally thin slices of bread or meat, which could cover a glass)

21. Despite being associated with France, which soft, round, flat-crowned cap was invented by the Basques? (who lived on both the French and Spanish sides of the border)
Beret.

22. The original idea of what annual celebration was conceived in 1922 by Spanish writer Vicente Clavel Andrés as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes?
World Book Day. (It was first celebrated on Cervantes’ Birthday on 7 October 1926, before being moved to his death date – 23 April 1930.)

23. According to his mother, his first words were “piz, piz”, a shortening of lápiz, the Spanish word for pencil. Who is this world famous figure?
Pablo Picasso.

24. What is the nickname of national football team of Spain?
La Roja

Alhambra Granada

25. Which popular tennis star started dating singer Enrique Iglesias in late 2001 after she had appeared in his music video for “Escape”?
Anna Kournikova

26. Which famous Spanish artist’s best-known work, The Persistence of Memory was completed in August 1931 and is one of the most famous Surrealist paintings?
Salvador Dali.

27. Who is the first and only Spanish actress to be nominated for and win an Academy Award, as well as the first to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
Penelope Cruz.

28. As of 2021, how many World Heritage sites are there in Spain?
A. 46.
B. 47.
C. 48.
D. 49.

29. Which 1975 song by Neil Young was inspired by a conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain in the 16th century?
Hernán Cortés. The song is “Cortez the Killer”.

30. Who was the Spanish conquistador, best known for his expeditions that led to the Spanish conquest of Peru?
Francisco Pizarro

Seafood paella in the pan

31. Which famous Catalan architect has earned the nickname “God’s Architect”?
Antoni Gaudí.

32. Who was the Spanish general to have led the Nationalist forces in overthrowing the Second Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War and ruled over Spain from 1939 to 1975 as a dictator, assuming the title Caudillo?
General Francisco Franco.

33. Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso currently competes for which F1 team in Formula One Grand Prix?
Alpine F1 Team.

34. Which famous Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director was murdered by Nationalist forces at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War?
Federico García Lorca.

35. How is Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian knight and warlord in medieval Spain popularly known as?
El Cid / El Campeador

36. Which famous Spanish filmmaker made a short movie with Salvador Dali and has been widely considered by many film critics, historians, and directors to be one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time?
Luis Buñuel

Terracotta roofs and white washed houses on the coast, loats of white boats in the water

37. Located within Spain’s south-eastern province of Almeria, what is often called “mainland Europe’s only desert.”?
The Tabernas Desert.

38. According to legend, during the siege of Bilbao, Carlist general Tomás de Zumalacárregui invented which food dish, an essential part of the Spanish cuisine?
Tortilla de patatas (translated as Spanish omelette or Spanish tortilla)

39. Spain’s national museum of 20th-century art was officially inaugurated on 10 September 1990 and is named after which Royal figure?
Reina Sofia, Queen Sofía of Spain. (The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía)

40. Spanish naval officer and explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala during Spanish rule of California named which island in San Francisco, California that literally translated as “The Island of the Pelicans”?
Alcatraz Island

41. One of the most famous monuments of Islamic architecture and one of the best-preserved palaces of the historic Islamic world, what is the name of the palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain?
The Alhambra.

Spanish flag being flown on side of apartment building

42. Which restaurant in Madrid, Spain was founded in 1725 and holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s oldest restaurant?
A. Botin. 
B. Casa Alberto.
C. Bodega de la Ardosa.
D. Casa Ciriaco.

43. Which peninsula divided between Spain and Portugal is the second largest European peninsula by area, after the Scandinavian Peninsula?
The Iberian Peninsula.

44. A Spanish aeronautical engineer and astronaut, who became the first Spanish citizen to go into space,?
Pedro Duque

45. Name the famous pilgrimage site in northwest Spain that became a symbol in the Spanish Christians’ struggle against Islam?
Santiago de Compostela.

46. Who is the patron saint of Spain?
St James the Great.

Caminito Del Rey Malaga

47. Madrid, the capital of Spain lies on which river?
The Manzanares

48. A series of defensive walls surrounding the Old Town of which Spanish city had eighteen gates or points of access, four of which survive today: Puerta de la Macarena, Puerta de Córdoba, Postigo del Aceite and Postigo del Alcázar?
Seville. (The Walls of Seville.)

49. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, which cathedral is the reputed burial place of Saint James the Great, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ?
The Santiago de Compostela Archcathedral Basilica.

50. The Balearic Islands, a Spanish archipelago in the Balearic Sea has four large islands:  Mallorca, Menorca, Formentera and which other one?
Ibiza.

51. What si the name of the Spanish Football League?
La Liga

52. When it comes to the regions of Spain, there are 17 Autonomous Regions that encompass how many Spain provinces?
50

Narrow cobbled street in Madrid

53. Which Spanish actor was the first to win an oscar?
Javier Bardem (in 2007 for ‘No Country for Old Men’)

54. How many countries border Spain?
5 – Portugal, France, Morocco, Andorra and Gibraltar

55. What is the name of the Holy Week celebration held in the lead-up to Easter in Spain?
Semana Santa

56. One of the most famous pieces of Spanish Art, who painted ‘Guernica‘?
Pablo Picasso

57. Which autonomous community does the city of Bilbao belong to?
Basque Country

58. Which famous stadium do FC Barcelona play their home games at?
Camp Nou / Nou Camp

 

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