The Impact of Political Transformations on the Development of Spanish Culture After 1975

  • Jacek Gołębiowski The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Faculty of Humanities
Keywords: Spain in the 20th century; autonomous communities; culture of modern Spain


The Polish version of the article was published in Roczniki Humanistyczne 61 (2013), issue 2.

The political transformations in Spain that ended with the free parliamentary elections of 15th June 1977 were a powerful catalyst for the activity of the Spanish nation in all walks of life. Between 1975 and 1990 a real revolution took place in the Spanish mass media and in culture. It resulted in the setting up of modern periodicals (among others, El País, El Mundo, Navarra Hoy, Diario la Rioja and many others), over 2,600 radio stations and a network of modern television channels broadcasting programs devoted to the culture and languages of the autonomous communities. The Ministry of Culture established in 1977 supported initiatives promoting the multiculturalism of the Kingdom of Spain, which resulted in the opening of several dozen modern museums, institutes of modern art and the organization of numerous festivals.

The decentralization of the country made it possible to emphasize the multiculturalism of the Spanish autonomous communities that today act as a magnet for 70 million tourists from all over the world.


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