What to Buy in Spain? Best Spain Souvenirs
Spain is a tourist mecca featuring cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, and more. It is a unique country to visit filled with amazing things to do and eat, and souvenirs to buy. There are so many souvenirs to choose from and buy choose in Spain, that this list will help you in choosing the best one for you!
This list will help you choose the best souvenirs to bring home from your Bucket list adventures around Spain or to give to your friends and family.
One thing that’s considered a staple in any tapas menu is a Spanish ham called jamón. Almost all markets are lined with hanging ham legs made from black pigs. The Jamón Ibérico de Bellota is considered high-quality ham, derived from Iberian black pigs with an acorn diet.
Travelers can take home packets of quality jamón or even a full leg. When buying, tourists get a free taste of the cured ham, as sellers slice off strips for every variety.
Colorful, unique patterns of scarves are a perfect souvenir for anybody. In Spain, women are often seen wearing scarves to make their outfits more sophisticated. It is a common accessory all year long, be it summer, spring, or winter.
Spain’s alleys are filled with shops that sell this traditional drinking vessel known as Bota. A wineskin, often made of leather, is carried across the shoulder and is the Spanish version of the hip flask.
Traditional wineskins have animal bladders to prevent the liquid from seeping through. These days, bota bags have a plastic liner and nozzle for easy drinking.
Mallorcan pearls are famous worldwide as a long-lasting and more accessible alternative to natural pearls. For more than a century now the Island of Mallorca has specialized in producing this jewel and has become an international point of reference.
Ezcaray blankets can be found in other cities of the world in luxury department stores and the most exclusive fashion shops. In La Rioja, you can purchase the famous Ezcaray blankets fresh off production.
This town in the north of Spain has become famous for its production of mohair (Angora goat wool) and cashmere fabrics that have been produced by hand for over a century.
Spanish company launched the world’s first blue wine in 2016. It’s one of the most unusual products from Spain, with its creators describing it as a “blasphemous drink”, and it certainly raised a few eyebrows among members of the traditional winemaking community.
It’s made by combining red and white grapes with natural, plant-based blue dye and non-calorific sweeteners. You can pick it up in wine shops across Spain, or try a glass in selected restaurants.
You can buy these summer shoes anywhere now, but you can only purchase genuine ones in Spain. Casa Hernanz in Madrid has been making espadrilles, a rope-soled shoe, since 1840 and is one of the longest-running espadrille manufacturers in the country.
Originally the shoe of the poor and working class, the espadrille came to worldwide attention when Lauren Bacall sported a pair in the 1948 film Key Largo.
Menorca first started making gin when Great Britain occupied Balearic island in the 18th century, and British soldiers wanted to enjoy the taste of their favorite tipple.
Spain took back control in 1802, but Menorca continued to make gin, with brands such as Xoriguer taking hold in the 20th century. In 1997, the drink received the official denomination Gin of Menorca, so it cannot be made anywhere else in the world.
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