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Spain is a country in southwestern Europe. The Spanish Empire was the most powerful authority in the world during the 16th and 17th centuries. As a part of that legacy, 500 million people on earth speak Spanish today.
The collection of folktales from Spain consists of one book with 21 Spanish and Portuguese folktales.

Tales from the Lands of Nuts and Grapes
Spanish and Portuguese Folklore

Notes: The book contains 21 folktales from Spain and Portugal.

Author: Charles Sellers
Published: 1888
Publisher: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C.
Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co., London


1.The Ingenious Student

2.The Ugly Princess

3.The Wolf-Child

4.The Magic Mirror

5.The Black Slave

6.A Legend of St. Bartholomew

7.The White Cat of Ecija

8.The Church Auctioneer and Clown of Villar

9.The Wise King of Leon

10.The Cobbler of Burgos

11.Barbara, the Grazier's Wife

12.The Watchful Servant

13.Silver Bells

14.King Robin

15.The Wicked King

16.The Palace of the Enchanted Moors

17.The Seven Pigeons

18.Lady Clare

19.Good St. James, and the Merry Barber of Compostella

20.Elvira, the Sainted Princess

21.The Enchanted Mule

What's interesting in Spain

Sagrada Família
is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Spain, designed by Antoni Gaudí. The massive building is still completed only half way. Regardless, Sagrada Família is already protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and given a status of minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI.

is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Spain. It was constructed during the 10th century by the ruler Badis ben Habus of the Kingdom of Granada. One of the unique examples of Muslim architecture and art in Europe, Alhambra is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Cave of Altamira
is a cave in Spain famous for its prehistoric cave paintings of wild mammals and human hands. When it was discovered, people did not believe that such a complex art style could be done by cavemen. The Cave of Altamira is in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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