Here are some new mix-and-match ideas to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Just dive into our recommendations!

Dear friends, 

Here are some mix-and-match ideas to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Just dive into our recommendations!


Around Nature

Did you know that clove and nutmeg changed the world forever? Those were the main motivations for the Spanish pioneers (“la Armada de la Especiería”) to travel around the world 500 years ago. Because of their search, the first global commercial route was established, connecting three continents ecologically and gastronomically, and setting the bases for our current globalized world. If you think it is a bit of an exaggeration two tiny spices were able to do so, don't miss out Around Nature.


Get on the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain's board to virtually explore the first circumnavigation of the world! Around Nature is a multidisciplinary project presented with artist Juanli Carrión and co-hosted with The Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences that analyzes some of the socio-botanical consequences of the Magellan-Elcano expedition on the occasion of the 5th Centenary of the first trip around the world.

In these series of three virtual panel discussions, biologists, ecologists, chefs, historians, scholars and artists will be all hands on deck and discuss the Value, the Trade and the Taste of Nature using Juanli Carrión's artistic garden design and the first circumnavigation as starting points. Ready for the voyage? Hoist the sails!


Nao Victoria (detail), Abraham Ortelius,
ca. 1590.


Intrigued about how life was on board or which was the specific route they followed? Check ElCano: The First Round-the-World Voyage at Lab Browse interactive infographics with all the milestones and watch a 360º video documentary that explores the most emblematic ships of the Spanish Navy.


Hot Off the Press: “Four by Four” by Sara Mesa


Widely praised for her concise and sharp writing style, Sara Mesa’s works of fiction have been recognized by Spain’s top literature prizes. A finalist for the Herralde prize, Four by Four is her latest translated novel and is now available in the U.S.


Set entirely at Wybrany College –a school where the wealthy keep their kids safe from the chaos erupting in the cities– Four by Four is a novel of insinuation and gossip, in which the truth about Wybrany's “program” is always palpable, but never explicit.

An exploration of the relationship between the powerful and powerless– and the repetition of these patterns– Mesa's “sophisticated nightmare” calls to mind great works of gothic literature and social thrillers to create a unique, unsettling view of freedom and how a fear of the outside world can create monsters.


Un café con…

Un café con… is a new series of virtual talks with the Ambassador of Spain, Santiago Cabanas, and Spanish influencers living in the U.S. Organized by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain and hosted by the Ambassador, during 30 minutes you will have the opportunity to get to know these special guests better. 

Please note that the live talks will be conducted in Spanish, but will be uploaded in our website afterwards with English subtitles.


Upcoming café

Un café con… Guillermo Gustavo “Willy” Hernangómez Geuer, the Spanish professional basketball player for the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.

On Tuesday, May 12 at 11:30 am EST. Free. Register


Spain in Washington: A Guide


Wish you could be outside? Take an immersive virtual walk through D.C. with our digital guide to everything, Spain in Washington

From historic statues and a trip inside the United States Capitol Building to the Spanish masters in D.C.'s biggest museums, we'll take you on a virtual tour and help you learn more about the strong and long-lasting relationship between Spain and the United States.