The culture of Spain is based on a variety of historical influences, mainly based on pre-Roman Celtic and Iberian culture. The Ancient Romans left a lifelong heritage in the Spanish culture because Rome created Hispania as a political, legal and administrative unit. Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. In the early modern period, Spain became the world’s 1st global empire and the most powerful country in the world, making Spanish the world’s 2nd-most spoken native language. Spain hosts the world’s third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Before the Roman Empire, Spain used to be separated into three territories. The three different territories: the Celts (north of Spain), the Iberians (center east), and the Tartessos (South). The Celts were notorious for fishing and farming as a means for living. Even today we can see their influence as the north of Spain is well-known for their “Mariscos” (seafood). The Iberians were mostly hunters and cattle keepers. The center of Spain is still considered to have a great quality of meat. The Tartessos were goldsmiths and did a lot of trading with Africa and Greece.