Why We Love Spain

Sangria, Picasso, churros and Penelope Cruz are a few reason why we love Spain. We pay homage to this country in this fun photo gallery.

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Tapas
Tapas

Tapas

A spread of Spanish tapas, small plates of food meant to be enjoyed before dinner, which typically isn't served until 9 or 10 p.m. 960 1280

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Jamon

Jamon

If there is one thing the Spanish love, it's their jamón, shown here, hanging on racks ready for purchase! 960 1280

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seafood

seafood

Much Spanish cuisine is heavily influenced by the locally available seafood. 960 1280

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Calamari

Calamari

Calamares fritos (you guessed it, fried calamari) is a common Spanish tapa. 960 1280

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Glasses of refreshing gazpacho soup, a chilled and blended mix of tomatoes and other raw vegetables. 960 1280

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Spanish Olives

Spanish Olives

An assortment of Spanish olives, some of the most flavorful in the world. 960 1280

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paella

paella

Traditional Spanish seafood paella. 960 1280

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Tortilla

Tortilla

Tortilla española, or a 'Spanish omelet,' is a traditional dish made with potatoes, eggs and olive oil. 960 1280

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Jamon, chorizo and olives

Jamon, chorizo and olives

Jamón serrano, chorizo and olives are universal Spanish favorites, common in all regions of Spain. 960 1280

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Flan

Flan

Flan de huevo al caramelo, a caramel-topped Spanish dessert. 960 1280

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Chocolate con churros

Chocolate con churros

Chocolate con churros (hot chocolate and strips of fried dough) isn't like any other hot chocolate. It's so thick you can rest your spoon (or churro) on it! 960 1280

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Arroz con leche

Arroz con leche

Arroz con leche, a Spanish rice pudding. 960 1280

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Sangria

Sangria

You can't forget Spanish sangria, but watch out for that fruit! It's loaded with more wine than you think. 960 1280

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