Something you must know about Spain. 環遊世界第一站:西班牙

1. Spain has the highest number of bars per inhabitant of any country in the European Union. 西班牙是歐盟中最多酒吧的國家

It’s nearly impossible to be anywhere in the country that isn’t within walking distance to a bar. Even in the smallest pueblos (villages) there is always at least one bar or pub frequented regularly by locals.

基本上在以走路就可以抵達的距離內,就會有一間酒吧。即便是在偏遠的小村鎮,至少都會有一家由當地人經營的酒吧。


2. It is legal to grow and smoke marijuana in Spain. 在西班牙是可以合法種植和抽大麻

Although, it’s all still somewhat of a “grey area”, you can buy marijuana seeds, but not plants. You can grow them in your home, but if a neighbor complains, you may still face charges. A judge will decide if the number of plants in your home is “too much” (meaning it’s probably used for more than just personal use). This is still complicated, though, because there is no official set limit of how much is too much.

即便該法令還是有灰色地帶:可以買大麻種子,但不可以種植。可以在家裡種植大麻,但如果鄰居有抱怨的話,就有可能會面臨罰款。法官會判定在家種植的大麻是否太多,或超過個人使用的量。法令並沒有明確規範多少的量才是違法。


3. Speaking of tobacco… 談到抽菸…

Nearly 30% of Spaniards smoke, and around 40% of youths (aged 17-24) light up regularly. It’s not overly uncommon to see junior-high or high-school aged children smoking.

將近30%西班牙人都會抽菸,其中近40%左右的17歲到24歲的年輕人更是常常抽菸。在西班牙,看到國高中小朋友吞雲吐霧幾乎是司空見慣的事情。


4. The Sagrada Familia has been under construction for nearly 130 years! 聖家堂已經蓋了130多年了

The Sagrada Familia is the icon of one of Spain’s most world-renowned cities, Barcelona. What’s interesting is that it’s not even finished yet! It’s a large, Roman Catholic church designed by architect Antoni Gaudí. Construction began in 1882. And it’s not projected to be finished until 2026.

西班牙全球著名城市,巴塞隆納,知名景點聖家堂,到現在都還沒有完工。聖家堂由知名建築師安東尼高地設計的羅馬天主教教堂,自西元1882年開工,預計2026年完成


5. The Eiffel Tower was meant for Barcelona. 艾菲爾鐵塔原本要是給巴塞隆納

It’s hard to imagine this French symbol anywhere but France. But, initially the design was presented to the city of Barcelona. Funny as it may seem, the construction was rejected because people thought it wasn’t “pretty enough.”

很難想像法國知名地標艾菲爾鐵塔原本一開始是設計給西班牙的巴塞隆納。有趣的是,該建築被婉拒的原因是因為西班牙人覺得它的設計不夠漂亮。




1. inhabitant (n.) 居民

The Great Wall was originally designed to protect the inhabitants in China.

2. renowned (adj.) 知名的

The University is renowned for its excellent reputation.

3. construction (n.) 建築物

The hotel is currently under construction.