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How much do you know about fashion and shopping in Spain? #SpainQuiz

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ARE YOU READY TO PUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF SPAIN TO THE TEST?

We will give you a series of questions and you can win the gold, silver or bronze medal depending on how many you get right. You can also share the result with your friends.

10In Madrid’s famous Barrio de Salamanca district the elegant streets and avenues Serrano, Ortega y Gasset, Velázquez, Lagasca, Ayala and Claudio Coello have a special collective name. What is it?
Calle Ortega y Gasset in Madrid

Correct! The area is known by this name due to the high value per square metre and because it is here you can find the most prestigious names in fashion, jewellery and decoration, etc. You can also visit the different art galleries or eat and drink in the most fashionable places.

10What do you think the Barcelona Shopping Line is?
Barcelona's shopping areas

Correct! It refers to the five kilometres between the port to the highest part of Barcelona city where, apart from all kinds of shops, you can find architectural gems, such as La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and Casa Amatller.

10Which area of Malaga do you need to visit to find the best luxury boutiques in the Costa del Sol?
Puerto Banús, Marbella
View of Ronda
View of Mijas

Correct! Apart from a stunning beach and exclusive marina, Puerto Banús boasts masses of luxury shops and endless restaurants, which are regarded as the best in Marbella. An essential stop if you are visiting the Costa del Sol.

10Which of these brands isn’t Spanish?
Left: a Zara shop window. Right: inside a Loewe shop. Madrid

Exactly! They are both Spanish and both appear on the list of the most desirable and valuable brands in the world.

10What does the term “manolos” refer to?
Shoes designed by Manolo Blahnik
Trousers
Fashion designs

Exactly! The shoes created by this Spanish designer became iconic thanks to the character of Carrie Bradshaw who wore them in the TV series Sex in the City. The exhibition “Manolo Blahnik, 40 years of glamour” paid tribute to the designer in Paris.

10How many hippy markets are there on the island of Ibiza?
Las Dalias Hippy Market, Ibiza

Exactly! From the 1930s and above all from the 1960s, Ibiza started to become a haven for avant-garde European artists and a destination for the hippy movement. The Adlib Moda Ibiza label was started amid this scene (we recommend that you buy a garment in this style when you visit the island) and today there are many open-air markets held, such as the ones at Las Dalias, Punta Arabí, Ibiza Port, Passeig de S´Alamera, Ses Figueretes and Paseo de los Pintores.

10Do you know who Christian Dior called “the master of us all”?
Dior shop in Barcelona

Correct! Balenciaga is possibly the most important designer in the history of Spanish fashion and was consistently revered by many of his contemporaries. Did you know that you can visit a museum dedicated to his work in his birth town Guetaria (Basque Country).

10Which Spanish designer has dressed pop stars like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Beyoncé?
Fashion design studio

Correct! Many celebrities have chosen to wear Spanish fashion for their events. The singer Rosalía has been a muse for Dominnico at her concerts and in videoclips. Lady Gaga has dressed in Maya Hansen’s designs on many occasions. Katy Perry has worn models by María Escoté and Beyoncé, Rita Ora and Harry Styles have all embraced Palomo Spain.In the past, icons such as Ava Gardner and Jackie Kennedy also opted for designers like Elio Berhanyer or Pertegaz.

10Which of the following craftwork is typically Spanish?
Left: Working with glass © Turismo Industrial Fábrica de Cristales de La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia. Right: shoes from Elche © VisitElche

Correct! You can take home a souvenir from any of these places in Spain and you are bound to love them. Also a fan from Aldaia, pottery from Sargadelos…

10What is a jarapa?
Skirt
Rugs
Sweet treats

Correct! They are a type of traditional rug with a centuries-old origin and are handwoven in the area of La Alpujarra (Granada). On your trip there, apart from buying one of these pretty rugs, you can take advantage of the trip to get to know the beautiful villages over 1000 metres above sea level with typical whitewashed houses like Capileira and Pampaneira.

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