From a cultural crossroads in early European history, to a major, colonial world power during the Renaissance years, to an economic powerhouse of the European Union today, Spain's history has never been uneventful. Unfortunately, many Americans only learn the parts of Spanish history that influenced U.S. history — like a certain explorer's voyage in 1492. And, of course, you might have heard a little bit about a thing called the Spanish Inquisition. (Try not to look too long at the pictures).
Maybe, though, you know a bit more than that about the history of Spain. After all, in recent years, it became a very popular tourist destination (though Iceland has recently surpassed it as That Place All Your Hipster Friends Are Going). If you traveled to Spain during its mid-2000s tourism boom, it's likely that you learned some things about this fascinating country. There's a lot to learn, and a lot of art and architecture to see. And historical sites: Spain was where some of the most adventurous, travel-happy peoples of the world rubbed elbows; this includes the Celts, the Moors, the Carthaginians and the Phoenicians.
Are you ready to put your your knowledge of Spain to the test? Fix yourself some tapas and settle in to take our quiz!