60s tourism brochure

Here via Papel continuo is an official Fraga-ite guide to Spain. Since this is all that anyone cares about at the moment, it says that “apart from Castilian … Catalan, Basque and Gallego are spoken in their respective regions.”

Spain has been different for slightly longer than I thought

I always thought (and I think most people think) that “Spain is different” originated in the 1960s during Manuel Fraga’s period as promotor of beaches, bullfights and bars, but in fact it’s older, although not earth-shakingly so: this PDF booklet celebrating 75 years of paradors dates it to 1955 (and says that the systematic promotion…