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Which City in Spain?

Name these Spanish cities based on their starting letter and a description.
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: May 26, 2023
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First submittedNovember 10, 2017
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Description
Letter
City
Capital city
M
Madrid
Largest city in Catalonia
B
Barcelona
Basque city home to a Guggenheim Museum
B
Bilbao
Capital of Andalusia
S
Seville
Paella originates from this city on the eastern coast
V
Valencia
Last Muslim city in Spain. Home to the Alhambra palace.
G
Granada
Where one can run with the bulls
P
Pamplona
Southernmost large city in Europe. Birthplace of Picasso.
M
Málaga
Popular resort town/island in the Balearic Islands
I
Ibiza
Capital of Galicia. Pilgrims visit to see the shrine of St. James.
S
Santiago de Compostela
Famous for bladed weapons. Namesake of a city in Ohio.
T
Toledo
Capital of Gran Canaria island
(L)P
Las Palmas
Former capital of the caliphate of Al-Andalus, it was one of the
world's largest cities in 1000 A.D
C
Córdoba
Autonomous exclaves on the Moroccan coast
C
Ceuta
M
Melilla
Capital and namesake of a former kingdom in northwest Spain
L
León
Capital of Asturias
O
Oviedo
Andalusian city renowned for its sherry wine and vinegar
J
Jerez de la Frontera
Home to the Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse built in the 2nd century
(A)C
A Coruña
Largest city on the Ebro river
Z
Zaragoza
31 Comments
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Level 74
Nov 23, 2017
Knew Compostela, but not the Santiago part :(
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Level 37
Dec 30, 2017
I only knew Santiago from this Civilization IV scenario that I played, where they included it as a city in Spain.

Yes, very obscure.

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Level 78
Jul 19, 2021
The camino de Santiago/Way of St. James is pretty famous and historically and culturally significant.
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Level 67
Jul 19, 2021
The pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is well known indeed! Maybe it is so mostly in Europe?
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Level 78
Jul 19, 2021
Likely. It it is probably most well-known in places with waypoints on the route, which can be found far into central Europe, and less so elsewhere.
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Level 44
Mar 11, 2018
Almost sure that the treaty that divided the world was signed in Tordesillas.
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Level 75
Mar 11, 2018
you are right
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Level 65
Mar 13, 2018
The Treaty of Zaragoza was the one signed in 1529, but I think the Treaty of Tordesillas is much more well-known (mostly because the Treaty of Zaragoza basically restated Tordesillas and added another line on the opposite side of the world). I agree that the treaty that really divided the world was Tordesillas.
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Level 69
Mar 11, 2018
pedazo de pastel
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Level 66
Mar 11, 2018
I wasn;t paying attention to the time and I ran out of time in the middle of A Coruna
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Level 62
Mar 12, 2018
Took a while to figure out the ñ symbol?
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Level 67
Mar 17, 2021
Diacritics are omitted in the regex format.
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Level 89
Mar 11, 2018
Cordoba - lejana y sola. Jaca negra, luna grande, y aceitunas en mi alforja. Desde la cancion de Jinete...
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Level 52
Jul 20, 2019
Bilbo (Basque official name for Bilbao) and Eivissa (Catalan official name for Ibiza) must be accepted
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Level 72
Jul 15, 2021
Even though it clearly states that the answer for Ibiza begins with an 'I'?
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Level 43
Jul 19, 2021
Not must but it would be good.
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Level 69
Nov 4, 2022
I always find it disappointing when Bilbo doesn't work for Bilbao on a quiz, which is most of the time.
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Level 77
Apr 14, 2021
Thought I knew more about Spanish cities! ah well :(
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Level 45
Jul 19, 2021
Didn't know Jerez but knew the rest
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Level 70
Jul 19, 2021
Kind of an odd mix of languages here, with Seville in English but A Coruna in Galician.
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Level 75
Mar 20, 2023
Córdoba? There is no Córdoba. I don't know what that means, Córdoba. Never heard of such a place.

(It's where the Disgrace of Córdoba happened, when Germany lost to Austria in the 1978 world cup. We don't talk about it in polite company.)

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Level 74
Mar 20, 2023
Well, it’s still better than the disgrace of Gijon that happened four years later, don’t you think?
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Level 75
May 10, 2023
Germany vs. Austria can only end in disgrace. We should just Anschluss them again ;-)
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Level 71
May 25, 2023
Ask any Algerian!
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Level 71
May 25, 2023
That Cordoba was in Argentina in 1978 ;-)
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Level 58
May 25, 2023
That 1978 world cup was in Argentina, the world cup in Spain was in 1982.
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Level 73
May 25, 2023
Enjoyable quiz with great hints. I got most of my knowledge of Spanish soccer teams plus just tried a few cities that I knew of in South America and they also seemed to be in Spain! Thanks a lot.
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Level 63
May 25, 2023
Man I should have tried all the Seat car names I knew, I would have improved my score
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Level 65
May 25, 2023
This was already mentioned in 2018, but I have to bring it again: any middle schooler in Spain would answer "Treaty of Tordesillas". The Treaty of Zaragoza is completely unknown, maybe only by historians.

The clue to the city of Zaragoza could be "Biggest city on the river Ebro".

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Level ∞
May 26, 2023
I changed it to that. Thank you for the suggestion.
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Level 65
May 26, 2023
Great! Thanks for accepting the suggestion.