Talk:Iberia

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New page banner?[edit]

Banner currently used for Extremadura

While Toledo is an important and beautiful city, the current page banner does not do justice to Iberia. We should use a more panoramic view, or find something iconic to the peninsula. The current banner for Extremadura could be something to look for. /Yvwv (talk) 12:45, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Mérida
The Roman bridge in Mérida could also be a candidate; while in Spain, it alludes to Portuguese history as well. /Yvwv (talk) 12:47, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Catalonia[edit]

Shouldn't Catalonia be listed here, since it is a self-declared country? Selfie City (talk) 02:09, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

When Catalonia's immigration rules or other important laws governing travel into, out of or around Catalonia change from those of Spain, then we treat it as a separate country. That's what matters here on Wikivoyage, not how a country (or in this case the government and a percentage of the population of that country) sees itself, and not whether that country is recognised as such by other countries. In short, the traveller comes first. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 02:18, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Where are Tapas from?[edit]

This article currently claims Tapas to be Catalonia. Which. They. Are. Not. According to everything I have heard. So can we please not claim that? Hobbitschuster (talk) 17:48, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

To my understanding tapas originally come from Andalusia, though nowadays tapas includes dishes from all over Spain (likely including Catalonian cuisine). ϒpsilon (talk) 17:59, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
I also heard they are originally from Andalusia and judging by the dreck they sell as Tapas in the tourist trap in Catalonia I've been to, they're still not entirely arrived in Catalonia... Hobbitschuster (talk) 18:01, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
  • For the record, when I visited Madrid, I heard the story that the whole shabang originates from a law by Philip II (early 17th century, that is) stating that every person buying a drink in a tavern must receive a free snack along. That could be apocryphal, but makes some sense. Ibaman (talk) 18:14, 22 February 2018 (UTC)