Why 70% of Spain is Empty

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@dcgsoryuu 2 жыл бұрын
I live in that "empty void" and it's wonderful. Not overcrowded, quiet and relaxed and in touch with nature.
@wildwaning9427 2 жыл бұрын
Absolutely!! I visited the Cantabria region and the shear beauty of these places were breath-taking and I gave serious thought of relocating there. Sparsely populated is a welcomed reprieve from the oppressive masses of some of the U.S. Were it not for social reasons, I'd have already been there.
@madeleinedeburgh7016 2 жыл бұрын
Lucky you I live in a city but I love green areas, mountains, trees all the beauty is amazing.
@davidthelander1299 2 жыл бұрын
The densely packed city looked awful - I will alway live in a rural area.
@ugenegareth9339 2 жыл бұрын
;;; 2Esdras2: 32 - 100 llllllll;;;;;;;;;;
@dinocampana259 2 жыл бұрын
En la meseta del hambre?
@lemastre 2 жыл бұрын
Me and a group of friends, Belgians, specifically went on vacation in the"Serrania Celtiberica" region because it IS so isolated. Fantastic medieval villages and festivals, barely anyone speaks English, no cellphone reception while hiking. Nature and the people were great. It's one of my most memorable trips.
@lemastre 2 жыл бұрын
@Are You Kidding Me You're right. It was late.
@2DRonaldo 2 жыл бұрын
Sounds AMAZING! Love to do that, sadly my legs aren't as strong as they used to be.
@ianworley8169 2 жыл бұрын
@@lemastre Late or not, your use of the English language was impeccable and your choice of the word 'isolation', in that context, was perfect. It sounds like a fabulous way to spend time with your friends. There are desolate places here too.
@federicorubionavarro3399 2 жыл бұрын
Belgium is pretty densely packed
@RiC_David Жыл бұрын
@@2DRonaldo Too much kneeling before Zod?
@KennyMcC Жыл бұрын
Last June, I drove 5 hours through the western province of Extramadura and only saw a handful of other vehicles. The small villages are untouched by commercialism. It’s a beautiful region and I hope it stays that way.
@mikesmith8313 11 ай бұрын
I hope it doesn't get spoiled by transitting drug dealers from the South coast, a significant problem
@DEATH14269 7 ай бұрын
@@mikesmith8313 they are ruining the world.
@Starsuki7090 22 күн бұрын
It's "Extremadura"
@iamzxfra4266 Жыл бұрын
Everybody from Spain respects and loves the empty part. We are educated and grateful on how lucky we are for having such a beautiful country
@rstanev951 Жыл бұрын
Well, at least someone's happy... I live just outside a big town in Spain (only 3km away) and have very unreliable power supply (I had to buy UPS for nearly all my electrical devices), we have no running water (we have to rely on a well from which water is not l potable), and the only internet connection I can get is via radio signal and antenna with speeds worse than a dial up modem from the 90s.... It's only been 2 years and I can't stand it any longer. Infrastructure outside towns is virtually non-existant. It feels like I live in a 3d world country 100 years ago....
@aytch000 Жыл бұрын
As a Spanish, I agree with this.
@robertweekley5926 Жыл бұрын
@@rstanev951 - Internet: Get Starlink; Power, add Solar & Energy Storage/ Inverters! Water: that's the Tough one! Maybe a "New Well?"
@rstanev951 Жыл бұрын
@@robertweekley5926 Hello Robert, I haven't heard of Starlink before but now that you suggested it I checked it out and it does sound rather good. I'll have to investigate a little more. Thanks for that!
@iamzxfra4266 Жыл бұрын
@@rstanev951 Are you in a legal habitable and buildabke area? A lot of people buy cheap big houses outside town and have this problem, water and power supply is not covered by regulations if the area is non-buildeable
@ianworley8169 2 жыл бұрын
I live in Extremadura. One of the poorest, least inhabited parts of Spain. Heart wrenchingly beautiful, with the friendliest people I've ever met, anywhere in Europe, never mind Spain. In the 20 years I've lived here, I've noticed a steady increase in living standards and improved infrastructure. I have no desire to live anywhere else on Earth, thank you. Sometimes, a relatively low level of population, a natural, unpolluted environment and a stress free, slower pace of life is exactly what's needed to live long and happily.
@Cerebrotes 2 жыл бұрын
Agree 🙂
@premeditatio 2 жыл бұрын
I live next to NYC. And I'd love to be where you are. Enjoy, hermano. 💕🌿
@thenaturalmidsouth9536 2 жыл бұрын
Sounds pretty darned nice actually.
@elairedelacallematajare 2 жыл бұрын
Tierra de conquistadores. Dejaron su tierra y fueron al nuevo mundo a fundar los actuales países. Saludos desde el sur de Chile
@racasmer1129 2 жыл бұрын
Extremadura es la mas bella y desconocida región española, nuestros muy corruptos y mediocres politicos ni tan siquiera se han tomado la molestia de conectarla decentemente al resto de España, no ya con trenes de alta velocidad que recorren toda la geografia española menos Extremadura, ni tan siquiera tiene una conexión medio decente de lineas ferreas convencionales, han aislado intencionadamente a Extremadura del resto de España, casi mejor, mas tranquilos viven los extremeños, gente amable, agradable y extremadamente hospitalaria donde las haya.
@maryquylla7351 2 жыл бұрын
As someone who was born in the empty part of Spain and now lives on another part of that emptiness I need to point out that countries doesn t belong to industries only. We are blessed to have protected areas for animals, birds, even bees are important. We also have protected our nightsky. Maybe province capitals might help people who wanna reseach, develop or promote an idea better, but the essence of life is hidden in here.
@raphaelkoster6099 2 жыл бұрын
Never knew
@barbarastrayhorn4667 2 жыл бұрын
Sounds nice.
@TheLasTBreHoN 2 жыл бұрын
Well said
@ab222 2 жыл бұрын
Love your response! So, for the sake of the nature, animals, it is better that it stays the way it is. It is a hidden gem so to say, keep the high frequenties there and keep the cars, roads, industrie and (more) people out.
@marscience9387 2 жыл бұрын
I think you are perfectly correct. These empty areas are treasures of Spain.
@weevil8025 Жыл бұрын
Maybe it's a good thing, giving the Spanish Wildlife a place to live. I'm thankful that Spain leaves that beautiful landscape mostly untouched.
@frankhenderson7777 Жыл бұрын
Dam I need to go there.😊
@AMDA_ 2 ай бұрын
And mostly boring, without opportunities for young people , etc. Don't idealize Spain
@fabricliver Ай бұрын
Spain's landscape is ugly, barren and desolate. Small towns look like mousetraps. Almost no trees. Palpable drowsiness in the people's mood. Big nope for me.
@AMDA_ Ай бұрын
@@fabricliver dude, Spain has many different landscapes and biomes. Did you go to Galicia or Asturias? Is green as Scotland 😂 what you are referring to is the meseta, which is literally like Arizona, but not all Spain is like that...
@weevil8025 Ай бұрын
@@AMDA_My family is part Spanish and I know that the people in Spain have a lot of problems with human rights and welfare. Even animal welfare there isn't ideal. Just one of the things I like about Spain, is all of the natural habitats left untouched.
@MR.ALFE95 Жыл бұрын
I was born and raised in Barcelona (Spain's second most populated city, with around 3.5M inhabitants) and I now live in Madrid, the second most populated city within the EU. In Spain, job opportunities for those with a high level of studies are only possible in big cities, there's nothing else than fields and farms in the center of the country (like in most parts of the central US) but life there is muuuuuch better: healthier, more relaxed, easier and funnier. Most of the people living in big cities have second homes in other small villages and towns inside the so-called "empty Spain" because life there goes on another path. Time stops, there are no rushes, food is amazing, 0 crime or violence (Spain's not a violent country, but big cities always have their problems). Sometimes living in an unpopulated region have lots of perks!
@danielzhang1916 Жыл бұрын
yes this is a problem in the US Midwest/central states, so they try to lure businesses and factories to those areas, it's the usual bad cycle... no economic opportunities/investment, so people leave for cities, then rural areas fall behind over time, they say in the next 15 - 20 years, most people will be living in urban metro areas, the politicians always ignore and don't address the root problem
@Alejojojo6 7 ай бұрын
Not only in Barcelona and Madrid. You can find said jobs in Valencia, Seville or Bilbao
@hal4d196 Ай бұрын
Pero que dices colgado, conoces muy poco tu país
@excluseive9769 Жыл бұрын
As an Australian, I hear "a 45 minute drive to reach the next City" and I think "wow that is so close" I'm used to it being a 15 hour drive to the nearest city
@PexDoombringer Жыл бұрын
Ah, a trve wastelander comrade, indeed. Greetings from the Spanish barren lands fella
@hermelientje5 Жыл бұрын
Ever since I traversed your beautifull country as a European, nothing here sounds "far" or "long" anymore compared to the days I drove in AUS without seeing a basic village ;'D
@roserainbird2365 Жыл бұрын
That’s more hours than it takes to drive to full length of the UK 😂 and that covers two countries England and Scotland lol
@bethuelnevondo1152 Жыл бұрын
45 minutes drive is to the closest city in South Africa, average distance is 5 hours drive . Some city are 15 hours drives
@nickpapageorgio8529 Жыл бұрын
And USA is so big, an hour drive just gets me from the north side of the city to the south side. Hell, it takes 16 hours to drive through my state
@kukumundi 2 жыл бұрын
"Underdeveloped" is a pretty negative way to describe pristine, untouched, and flourishing land. Leave some of it be for the other animals and plants too, we need it now more than ever
@badalice6784 2 жыл бұрын
I agree, but you see, this is the language that started capitalism. It's how the English settlers/colonizers referred to Ireland when they invaded it and colonized it. It's the "best" justification for invading and colonizing countries. Same goes for Africa for instance. And it's the same concept behind terminology such as "real estate developer" or "international development" ;)
@josemiro3939 2 жыл бұрын
yeh but the government forgetting those places is the real hard part.
@PeterMaddison2483 2 жыл бұрын
@@bahamabartokmajestikassbis5240 Split Europe into it's individual countries, then come back with an answer. Many hundreds, if not thousands of years ago, England was a forest. It was only farming which destroyed the forests. One of the biggest areas was 'Sherwood Forest', which if around now, would engulf Derby and Nottingham and many small towns & villages north of the first two, and more than likely south too. The forested areas in England have been decimated. The best forests are in Scotland. Many people forget, the forests (trees) are the lungs of planet Earth, which we need but 'development' is destroying.
@PeterMaddison2483 2 жыл бұрын
@@bahamabartokmajestikassbis5240 You miss my point, forget it.
@harmonieretrouvee8835 Жыл бұрын
Nothing to compare with America. The empty space in Spain isn’t a natural process or a wonder, it’s the consequence of the disastrous territorial policies of a wrong-headed developmental model. Nobody is able to live there a long time without European subventions or without peoples in age to work, everything is missing. The elderly population in Spain and the low birth rate aren’t a secret for nobody, all these empties countries without a population are expected to disappear. And it’s not only a Spanish phenomenon, in a near future older persons are expected to account for 35 per cent of the population in Europe, 28 per cent in Northern America, 25 per cent in Latin America. The residential care homes for the elderly in Europe and Spain are actually the best investments.
@edwardjones2202 10 ай бұрын
Im in the UK and have daydreamed about moving to Spain. This makes me want to go even more.❤ Clean, mountainous, beautiful, rugged and sparsely populated!
@clare9008 7 ай бұрын
damn I am in Spain and want to move back to the UK! I miss the nature pathways around the country and the trains that connect every place. The video doesn't talk that if you live in the empty part, you'll not have decent electricty, water, even public transport. If you get out of cities, youll need a car, as trains or buses are barely unreliable. I guess we want what we don't have!!
@aymanla471 7 ай бұрын
@@clare9008 then why brits love costa del sol if it was that bad?
@elisetaylor9228 5 ай бұрын
Same 😊
@Nicola_evans 5 ай бұрын
Don’t Speak English only that’s my advice I hate how English people come to our country and start to speak their language we speak Spanish very dearly learn it before u live here
@Moleskineman 2 ай бұрын
​@@aymanla471because the Costa del Sol is the most intensely overdeveloped region of Spain. Brits don't go to the Costa del Sol for pristine nature or unspoilt landscapes, they go to get some sun and enjoy the cheap cost of living (read: they can get shitfaced drunk for half the price).
@PoguliPogalu Жыл бұрын
I used to travel to Spain as a kid during holidays with my parents and this video reminded me why I loved it so much, Spain is such a beautiful country
@aytch000 Жыл бұрын
Same. This reminded me of 6 years living in Spain. I wish I could go back again to re-live my memories.
@chino3796 Жыл бұрын
Shhhh. Don't tell too many about Spain. We don't want to be overrun when they find out it's the best place in the world to live.
@catholicdad Жыл бұрын
@Fran-xu9ic Жыл бұрын
It is a very varied country, they have different climates and landscapes not far away and that is fun. People are relaxed and close, although it seems to foreigners that we are angry because we speak louder than in other places. Thank you for your very positive comment
@PoguliPogalu Жыл бұрын
@@Fran-xu9ic haha it is true that you guys tend to talk a bit louder than some other countries and fast too but I never found it to be an issue, at least where I traveled to, people were always really nice :)
@JadeYT 2 жыл бұрын
As a Spaniard living in Barcelona since I was born, I'm quite sure that the creator of this video has studied better and sought more solutions to the problem of "empty Spain" than the government since this problem was known. I still think that it is one of the best, if not the best, country to live in, but problems like these make me ashamed of my country.
@davidgm1536 2 жыл бұрын
Avergoncémonos de nuestros políticos y gobernantes, no de nuestro país.
@zachfreeman2502 2 жыл бұрын
As an American, I think it's interesting how this low population density is seen as unusual in Europe but not so much so in a lot of the US. What are some of the reasons you think Spain is the best country to live in btw?
@mathyeuxsommet3119 2 жыл бұрын
I don't know what the problems with having your population in the place where there will actually make money.
@borrielo 2 жыл бұрын
@@zachfreeman2502 food, people, weather, economy, party, landscape, sport, transport, culture and diversity
@taio1388 2 жыл бұрын
@Abdulaziz Mohammed and Morocco is ancient Maurentania, belonging to Rome smh 🤦‍♂️
@bruselperro458 2 жыл бұрын
Yes, this is my country. For anyone curious, this here is called "la España vaciada" (the emptied Spain). In the Castillian regions you can find dozens of completly abandoned towns.
@konangel7 2 жыл бұрын
We have a similar situation here in Greece bro. I was studying in Sparta a few years ago and whenever i was on my way back home in Athens i was coming across many little villages completely abandoned especially while still in Laconia. So sad...
@FCB-ez4fl 2 жыл бұрын
When Madrid became its own autonomous community it spelled the end of the Castillas. The population growth of Madrid has come at the expense of the regions around it.
@robloxtiktok9316 2 жыл бұрын
Im from madrid and now i live in thr uk ughhhh
@JLchevz 2 жыл бұрын
saludos hispanohablantes
@04SlhS 2 жыл бұрын
@mrabroad753 Жыл бұрын
Comparing to other countries: I've been working as international consultant I live in Asia and Europe. I've worked in China, Singapore, Philippines, Netherlands, Germany and Spain. For 14 Years my perspective of wealth has change and its economy, In Spain more lands are empty but it is home to apples, oranges, dairy farms, jamon, and vegetables businesses, factories of cars and renewable energies. Though its a village and almost empty, clinics and healthcare are accesible and provide good quality services, and its included on the tax you've paid. In China their empty villages are also like Spain full of cultures and local bars and restaurants, but clinics are hard for expats, In Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia its the same almost but its home to touristic area and restaurants, heathcare and clinic is a slight okay but not compare to Spain and Netherlands villages that heathcare are seamless. So overall its just about the perspective and how accesible the place are its not about the more population the better, its about distribution of wealth and services and how safe the place is.
@legrandvizier4233 Жыл бұрын
A lot of the low population density areas of Spain contain some of the most pristine wild habitats, forests and mountains in Europe. Some of the wildflower meadows and alpine pastures in Spain are incredibly rich in flora and fauna. Long may they remain underpopulated.
@ainearasvalley2413 2 жыл бұрын
As someone who lives in the red "empty" area, it is wonderful in here. Natural environment, unpolluted air, caring people... The massive problem is the lack of interest that the government has regarding infrastructure and public services. It makes it difficult for the youth to find a job... Hence, people are forced to move to the heavily populated areas.
@buckfaststradler4629 2 жыл бұрын
As a recent visitor I preferred the empty interior of Spain to the crowded coasts
@Ninjaeule97 2 жыл бұрын
Make sure you get high speed internet as well as some universities etc. that prepare people for home office jobs. No need for young people to leave if they do their high paying job from home.
@eduardochavacano 2 жыл бұрын
Probably better than 98% of some countries in Southeast Asia.
@alkaholic4848 2 жыл бұрын
As you're commenting on this, I take it your part of the empty area at least has fast enough internet to watch online videos? Are others the same?
@xxSk8ing4christxx 2 жыл бұрын
Its comical how the Government, who claims to environmentalist, essentially forces people into cities, only adding to pollution. The only way to fix the problem is to spread out, and return to nature. No town should have more than 100k population.
@mr.francho1624 2 жыл бұрын
Basically: La España vaciada (the emptied Spain) , people moved to cities when the civil war started and then lots of villages lots lots of people, now mostly all villages are based in tourism and agriculture.
@sergiom9958 2 жыл бұрын
Thats a simple reduction that doesnt reflect all the thruth. Yes, what you say happened, but historically speaking many regions in Spain have been way more under populated than others. What happened is that, during a few decades/centuries, this underpopulated areas saw an spike in their populations.
@VakitoMavericK 2 жыл бұрын
No te falta razón, por culpa de la guerra civil y por una industrialización de la sociedad mucha gente que vivía en el campo fue forzada a vivir en la ciudad. Pero eso es algo que se sigue forzando, cortando el suministro a servicios necesarios para la vida como un colegio, medios de transporte, médico, banco o internet.
@sydex_4507 2 жыл бұрын
@@sergiom9958 a ver si desarrolamos España que es lo que falta. Que allí en Noruega tiene un sitio más vacío y están de putamadre
@pangalanucraft8633 2 жыл бұрын
@@sydex_4507 Pero ellos no son tan vagos como nosotros ( No digo que tu ni yo seamos vagos ), ellos tienen una población dispuesta a progresar. En cambio cuando miras a los países del sur de Europa te encuentras con gente que no mueve ni un dedo y que cuando tenga la primera oportunidad se irá de su país a otro más desarrollado como Estados Unidos 🇺🇸 o se irá a evadir impuestos a Andorra 🇦🇩 si es que an logrado amasar un buen dinero 💰. Esa es la triste realidad y solo la nuevas generaciones pueden cambiar esta mentalidad dañina, pero no nos engañemos eso no va a pasar.
@javiermachuca8765 2 жыл бұрын
@@sydex_4507 si los políticos dejarán de robar, quizás habría esperanzas.
@Versado7 10 ай бұрын
Spain ia such a good country it was the first country that i have traveled to and believe me u will definitely have a lot of fun and good memories when u visit it especially for summer vacations ✨ Greetings to spain from ur algerian neighbor 🇩🇿❣️🇪🇸
@Rick-oh9jh 2 жыл бұрын
I traveled to rural Spain with my parents, and while it was empty, the land was dramatic and lovely, it’s such a privilege to visit, and as an American I’d compare it to traveling New Mexico, but with a lot more culture in the rural hubs you do visit.
@joaquincimas1707 2 жыл бұрын
New Mexico (or Nuevo Mexico) is New Spain 😂😂 Cheers and Love from Spain to the USA🤝😊
@sierra5713 2 жыл бұрын
@@joaquincimas1707 how do you know English if you're from Spain?
@MostlyPennyCat 2 жыл бұрын
Well, we are where the history comes from after all.
@steeleyeballsac1 2 жыл бұрын
@@sierra5713 How does anyone know a language?
@fen9007 2 жыл бұрын
As somebody who lives in Spain, I don’t appreciate the geography enough, yeah it’s hot, yeah sometimes it’s pretty barren, but it magnificent
@stevendorsey4882 2 жыл бұрын
I lived in Spain for two years in the early 80s, and still love the country. Those "empty areas" are beautiful, natural, and inhabited by families and communities that love them. I also grew up in rural, farmland Ohio where the closest "city" of any import was 45 minutes away, and I loved growing up there. Life is not all about infrastructure development and modernization.
@gg-ke1gp Жыл бұрын
I mean that is good for you that you don’t have to care about terrible infrastructure but most people today want access to things like higher/improved education and modernized medical care that isn’t an hours drive away.
@gerardshandykrisna6767 Жыл бұрын
so you import stuffs? would you mind if I contact you?
@poopshoes7579 Жыл бұрын
There are no cities of importance in Ohio, at one point Cleveland was one but no longer
@bmck5002 Жыл бұрын
Ah look a comment liar
@rao803 Жыл бұрын
@@poopshoes7579 Still cities... of course Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati are no New York or Chicago
@AlvaroV705 Жыл бұрын
As an Español, I'm surprised at how correct and accurate the information was. It isn't that frequent to see such a well researched video. And yeah, many small villages scattered throughout inland Spain still see their numbers go into double and even single digits today, due to rural to urban migration. Biggest problem is the lost of culture and traditions, which make Spain a country with such a rich and diverse culture. Thanks so much for the video!
@eridulife Жыл бұрын
Last year we bougth an abandoned farm in Spain, and we kind knew this about Spain before buying the land. Turns our the area where our Finca is located is virtually empty, and because of that we were granted bulding permission to renovate our 300+ years our stone house. We are moving soon to live full time and start the restoration projects.
@toomuchdrivetothrive Жыл бұрын
When I went to Spain, I did not know much about the interior region. I was jogging every day in a beautiful park in Zaragoza where I stayed for 10 days. The lush park started near downtown but when you reached the other side, it just kept going into wilderness. I asked the bartender later that night if I kept running how long till I saw another town. He said, 'Never. You'd die first". Later I checked it on Google Maps, and he was not joking. The park opened up onto hundreds of kilometers of barren desert. I loved Zaragoza, Nice chill atmosphere and nice people.
@daninaval9569 Жыл бұрын
I’m from zaragoza. Love u ❤️💪🏼🔥
@pablor3138 Жыл бұрын
Did you visit the grave of Concepcion Zarzal?
@vega2233 Жыл бұрын
agreed!! im from zaragoza and i love living there.
@Dunika Жыл бұрын
That was either a misunderstanding or a blatant lie (or a mixture of both) True, if you ask for the next “city” (“ciudad”) there is going to be hundreds of kilometers between Zaragoza and the next one. That’s because of how cities are catalogued in Spain (even some capitals are not considered cities). But you made it seem like there was hundreds of kilometers of nothing until the next populated area, and that was a lie. There are multiple villages very close to Zaragoza, most of them with thousands of people living there. I’m guessing you were jogging in “el parque grande”, about 6km away you have “Cuarte de Huerva” which has a poputation over 10000 (in the census, but there is probably even more people living there) That’s more than doable.
@koalakevon Жыл бұрын
porque hablan ingles estos npc
@Patterrz 2 жыл бұрын
The amount of high speed rail they have makes me very jealous as a Northern Brit
@romanrepublic 2 жыл бұрын
Pat you're everywhere
@MegaRayan2011 2 жыл бұрын
yeah man
@moisesinfantes2797 2 жыл бұрын
Lol. The US only has like 1 or 2 per state. So Kinda same.
@moisesinfantes2797 2 жыл бұрын
Heck and not even all states have one
@bubblesxd 2 жыл бұрын
@Agilmar8 Жыл бұрын
Wow. The comments show so much appreciation for my country. Thank you all so much ❤️
@mariskab.9106 Жыл бұрын
Love rural Spain! .would be nice to have a home there. (wishful thinking) greetings from rural Canada .
@ToxicPea 2 жыл бұрын
I just came back from studying in Spain for a year, and after taking some trains, I can confirm that the country is indeed mostly uninhabited. The natural beauty being preserved by the low-population regions are quite nice though, and the people along the countryside are still happy living isolated with their own customs and festivals.
@mireillefarjon2737 2 жыл бұрын
Spain will become the garden of Europe! Everyone wants to live there. Who needs buildings!!!!!!
@kettelbe 2 жыл бұрын
@@mireillefarjon2737 i dont know? People ? We arent cavemen anymore lol
@tanishavora6763 2 жыл бұрын
I wanna do a short term course in Spain any idea
@elenavs8703 2 жыл бұрын
I live in the "empty Spain"-"España vaciada" as we call it, and I am very happy to live here, wouldn't change it, it is peaceful, no traffic jams, no contamination, you can walk everywhere in town, you know a lot of people of the city, I have very beautiful lands around to go hiking... simple but happy life
@ToxicPea 2 жыл бұрын
@@elenavs8703 I study in Pamplona now. It’s definitely not as peaceful, but I’ve passed by a small town once and it was pretty sweet!
@javiersolarirazabal7089 2 жыл бұрын
Guys the empty Spain is wonderful. Toledo, Segovia, Cáceres, León, Burgos, and other cities are located here. These cities have lot of monuments (roman, arab, christian). If you ever come to Spain, most of them are as close as 2h by train from Madrid.
@user-up7nb6id1f 2 жыл бұрын
Ik Burgos cuz hoi4 fascist spain
@fcbanes 2 жыл бұрын
Beautiful and much cheaper to visit than Madrid or Barcelona.
@Baard5Szomoru 2 жыл бұрын
Tons of history there yeah totally would love to visit
@fleurdepapaye9635 2 жыл бұрын
I was in Toledo, but the area is so dry and kinda lifeless
@alainrommeleare8555 2 жыл бұрын
Gems indeed they are
@avelinopandosanchez7188 Жыл бұрын
The empty part of Spain is a bliss to Nature, animals and to people who want to have a stressless life or who enjoy awesome landscapes. It's not a bad thing to live in a paradise in Asturias, Cantabria or Galicia... where you can come across a wild eagle, a fox, or a deer... ;where you can walk inside big forests, drink water from the mountains or where you can sleep without car noises... The bad part of it are the means of transport, the old and slow trains, the lack of banks or doctors in kilometers. These are the things we ask our gobernors to improve, but inhabited regions are not bad themselves...
@clip_soho Жыл бұрын
It is interesting that nobody realizes how big is Spain. It is close to double the square km of Germany. This is a very important factor to understand this problem that is not even mentioned in the video.
@insom_anim 2 жыл бұрын
Spain is basically just an extremely successful urbanization effort, as it was the only way to develop extremely quickly out of the post-war period. As a side note, most new buildings in Spain during that period were flats and not suburban houses (even if space was clearly not an issue), since it was cost effective and allowed the masses coming from the countryside have their needs met with fewer services; and it's a trend that to this day keeps population densities incredibly high in the cities.
@zackalcaina1896 2 жыл бұрын
True. xd extremely successful urbanization effort with some good land for Electrying Solar Panels + Wind towers
@ixlnxs 2 жыл бұрын
Lifestyle is also a factor. Most Spaniards prefer to spend their leisure time doing hobbies, eating out, watching movies, and all of that with their friends and family. Sooooo.... They want a public park, a public swimming pool and a public cinema, not a private garden, a private pool and a private home cinema.
@thePersonoyt 2 жыл бұрын
@@zackalcaina1896 Si nuestro gobierno no lo impuestaze (si es inventada la palabra) mucha mas gente usaria paneles solares, ie mi familia
@thelegotechnicchannel1256 2 жыл бұрын
Which is a good thing…
@blueghost3649 2 жыл бұрын
@Icetuga1 2 жыл бұрын
As a portuguese i don´t see this as a problem at all, the region i come from in Portugal is also very empty in comparison to the big cities in coast areas. It has it´s own charme about it and it is nice to see untouched nature without a lot of human interaction wrecking everything. And i am happy that Spain and Portugal leave this areas alone at the most parts. I mean the Iberian Peninsula have a lot of beautiful cities so why go and try to destroy the also beautiful nature around it, if it isn´t really needed?
@pedrofang17 2 жыл бұрын
Obrigado fds
@jorgepais2876 2 жыл бұрын
I am portuguese too and everytime I enter Spain more deeply I always feel amazed with the landscape, culture, preservation of the historical sites, antique city centers, arquitecture and the contagious joy of people.
@ZediBaptista 2 жыл бұрын
Yep, Alentejo is essentially countryside and pure unmolested nature for what feels like 100s of square miles, and that's beautiful. In a world of constant modernization and city expansions, we need to do more to preserve natural infrastructure and actually let the planet breathe.
@AdamJensen_ 2 жыл бұрын
@@ZediBaptista The planet doesn't need to "breathe" you jabroni. There's plenty of undeveloped land. Too much actually. More cities are needed especially with technology advancing at an exponential rate.
@jeeraindica 2 жыл бұрын
@@AdamJensen_ shut up
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@apollogay6646 Жыл бұрын
I'm Spanish, and being honest, I find so interesting how others talk about these topics such as "España Vaciada". To be honest, I don't like all the people that get harmed by it (those who live in small towns) but I view that, in this way, we get our country to remain as green and natural as possible while being a huge thing out there
@sachingeorge7681 11 ай бұрын
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@apollogay6646 11 ай бұрын
@@sachingeorge7681 what
@MrSludov Ай бұрын
Spaniard, you mean....
@MrSludov Ай бұрын
Spanish is the language, spaniard is the people.... Elementary non google-translator english.
@apollogay6646 Ай бұрын
@@MrSludov Well, as someone whos studying English everyday, I've seen Spanish people be used too. Most times, I never see Spaniard being used so. Most times when I google it, I see "Spaniards, or Spanish people, are an ethnic group native to Spain." as an answer too. No need to go "Elementary non google-translator english" to me as if I was stupid though! All of us can make mistakes
@seanjazzguitar 2 жыл бұрын
I live outside of Madrid and driving to an “empty” area or the mountains takes 30 minutes. The country is easy to travel with well connected cities so it isn’t so necessary to develop all the dehesas, farmland, prairies and forests. Whenever people visit they’re stunned at how little sprawl there is, it’s beautiful.
@mrcydonia 2 жыл бұрын
30 minutes away doesn't seem like a long distance to an American.
@quabledistocficklepo3597 2 жыл бұрын
Sean Clapis Well said. Leave "well-enough" alone.
@MrLuigiFercotti 2 жыл бұрын
No no no, it all has to be "developed" in some way to make lot of money for someone, somewhere.
@smokingblues2314 2 жыл бұрын
I lived there for just over 2 years.. this video sounds like nothing more than an infomercial for globalism.. Spain is a perfect place to live.. Apple shops? No!!! Can you get tobacco on a Sunday? Good luck... Real life? 100%
@smokingblues2314 2 жыл бұрын
@@MrLuigiFercotti How close is this video to the reality? Knowledge is power.. what we're fed is as information is nought but an abomination.. I love that country with a passion this guy knows less about Spain than wiping his own arse
@sjthebot4559 2 жыл бұрын
It's really interesting how many regions are not that populated while some are filled to the brim.The concept of population planning is simple yet very complicated
@nojudgment395 2 жыл бұрын
On purpose. It’s cultural but who decides culture more then government when they control corporations, Military industrial complex is something Ide advise researching
@sergiom9958 2 жыл бұрын
That something that happens all across western countries. It doesnt matter if we talk about Spain, France, Germany or even USA, Japan, Russia etc.
@lucasglowacki4683 2 жыл бұрын
The Mathew principle at work….
@joshuataylor3550 2 жыл бұрын
Is this really that atypical?
@DacLMK 2 жыл бұрын
My country, despite being small, it has many places that are abandoned now, and most of the people live in our capital and largest city.
@gayleralan Жыл бұрын
Spain for me is the most beautiful place on earth. I'm British but I'm pretty sure I was Spanish in my former life ;) The people, the food, architecture etc etc San Sebastian is my fvourite place and has the most amazing food. When I die I hope heaven has a bar with Pintxos!!!
@qwnlly Жыл бұрын
I recommend you the autonomous community of Extremadura if you haven't visited! Absolutely stunning :)
@EmmaDivaOfficial Жыл бұрын
I loved living in Spain. I felt more at home there for those years than I do in my home country. One day, I hope to return.
@triguer.o 7 ай бұрын
Guapa !!!
@Nicola_evans 5 ай бұрын
Hopefully u speak Spanish and not like others who don’t
@EmmaDivaOfficial 5 ай бұрын
@@Nicola_evans I do! :) Spent ten years there, had a business, dealt with abogados, hacienda, police, hospital, worked with Spanish musicians and venues...back in UK since 2021 and wanting to go back to Spain someday, hopefully not too far in the distant future! I practice Spanish every day to stay fluent; my daughter not so much, but I just told her it's important when we go back, even for a visit, that we can still communicate with our friends and old neighbours :)
@franktaylor7978 Жыл бұрын
I absolutely love rural Spain.
@foxx9555 Жыл бұрын
From a perspective of a tourist I agree 100% But perspective of a Spanish people may be different. Living in undeveloped places with no oportunities, poor internet and poor conections with bigger cities may be challenging.
@13part Жыл бұрын
​@@foxx9555 spaniard here; we call all these places "la España vaciada" which translates to "the emptied Spain". but actually since covid began and made practically everyone work online, a LOT of people went to these regions (whether it was to relax from the urban spaces or just because it's their actual hometown). this managed to raise awareness on the situation and we're working on better rural-urban connections (physical ones and also internet and infrastructures). it's not an incredibly big deal, but everyone is pretty worried about the situation because the people that still live in these parts of Spain are mostly older folks whose children had to go to college or something, and if one of them ever needed medical assistance it would most likely take a while, depending on where they are. and to all tourists: PLEASE visit rural Spain, i still have a lot to see while still being amazed when i see the vast fields in castilla-león or the yellow land in la-mancha. i can only truly recommend the place where im from, Galicia (the coast and countryside part), full of beautiful places and habitats to contemplate
@UltimateHammerBro Жыл бұрын
@@foxx9555 You make a good point. @13part has already told you about the term "España vaciada", but until a few years ago, it was much more common to hear "España vacía" (empty Spain). There was a conscious choice to switch the term from "empty" to "emptied", the implication being that many of those places weren't just untouched natural parks, but areas which had been much more active in the past but people had left because of a lack of investment and opportunities.
@KogaInTheMoon 2 жыл бұрын
Here in Spain, high speed train is not seen as a blessing, but as a curse on the population, because the high speed line replaces the conventional line, erasing all the stops in villages and provoking even more declining in population on said villages. Recently the government closed the Madrid-Cuenca-Valencia line to replace it with the high speed line, and that made Cuenca the first province in Spain to not have any conventional rail line. Also the Madrid-Extremadura line is not being repaired at all, having frequencies of around 4 trains a day, even traversing some middle-sized cities on its route, and still, they are constructing the high speed line at the side with almost no stop on that cities (that are already declining) EDIT: I am watching comments on why is this a bad thing. Well, it's not good to have hypertrophic cities that cannot stand with their own flow, and abandoned towns around because said cities absorb all the economy
@samwisethesoulless9734 2 жыл бұрын
y de esos 4, 3 se rompen y el cuarto tarda por huelga 🤣
@redlioness6627 2 жыл бұрын
That is sad, here in the UK we have both local lines and high speed lines sharing the same lines, the high spped services do not stop at lesser important local village and small town stops and so only stop at main stations along the route, the local services will stop at all or most stations along the route. We lost the majority of our lines and stations during what is called "The Beeching Cuts", to save me time typing and to save you the effort of researching the following is from Wikipedia. The Beeching cuts (also Beeching Axe) was a plan to increase the efficiency of the nationalised railway system in Great Britain. The plan was outlined in two reports:- The Reshaping of British Railways (1963) and The Development of the Major Railway Trunk Routes (1965), written by Richard Beeching and published by the British Railways Board. The first report identified 2,363 stations and 5,000 miles (8,000 km) of railway line for closure, amounting to 55% of stations, 30% of route miles, and 67,700 British Rail positions, with an objective of stemming the large losses being incurred during a period of increasing competition from road transport and reducing the rail subsidies necessary to keep the network running. The second report identified a small number of major routes for significant investment. The 1963 report also recommended some less well-publicised changes, including a switch to the now-standard practice of containerisation for rail freight. Protests resulted in the saving of some stations and lines, but the majority were closed as planned; Beeching's name remains associated with the mass closure of railways and the loss of many local services in the period that followed. A few of these routes have since reopened; some short sections have been preserved as heritage railways, while others have been incorporated into the National Cycle Network or used for road schemes; others have since been built over, have reverted to farmland, or remain derelict with no plans for any reuse or redevelopment. Some, such as the bulk of the Midland Metro network around Birmingham and Wolverhampton, have since been incorporated into light rail lines.
@danielj3338 2 жыл бұрын
I am spanish and don't agree since I live in barcelona the ave is a great way to get to Madrid.
@RufianEmbozado 2 жыл бұрын
@@danielj3338 Comprendo. Pero como valenciano te digo que nos ha hecho mierdas quedarnos sin "cercanías" para que cuatro trajeados puedan plantarse en Madrid (o en Barcelona) en un ratito. Ha sido un desastre. Muy español eso de izar aún más al privilegiado, pero muy triste.
@kilometer6712 2 жыл бұрын
True is your 1st paragraph
@otsoalai5621 2 жыл бұрын
I live in the mountains in a village of 8 population and that feels like a crowd sometimes...it's a peaceful and slow life that many would envy. I'm grateful for all living in the cities and leaving the wilderness to itself. It's perfect as it is.
@Senkino5o 2 жыл бұрын
Obviously this attitude is part of the problem.
@cabinetofcuriosities9390 2 жыл бұрын
@@Senkino5o Problem? WIth that thinking worldwide, it will be our demize.
@btimec5290 2 жыл бұрын
@@Senkino5o ?? Part of what problem? Should they have more suburbs? More sprawl? It's good to have large unpopulated lands, or large agricultural and nature areas. Healthy small towns and villages are important too. But overall spreading out the population is not wise, especially if we need to rewild many regions to help with climate change and maintaining eco-systems. This video is strange...
@peterkoller3761 2 жыл бұрын
@@Senkino5o big cities are the tumors of our planet!
@cango5679 2 жыл бұрын
I envy you! But I'm happy for you.
@divindave6117 7 ай бұрын
I found myself in that yellow area north east of Madrid, in 1987 for work. It was certainly behind the times, that's for sure. At the time, you could not even get a telephone line installed in the house unless someone in town died, then there was a lottery to see who would get that phone line. There just weren't enough telephone switching facilities. Anyways, long story short, after a few months I ended up loving it. So much so, that after my 6 month work gig was over, I ended up staying there for 11 years. The people there, the countryside and everything about it was just beautiful.
@acronix2893 Жыл бұрын
I was born in Algeria and live in Spain, even tought I am living in the coast, I often go to the empty void and it is amazing, you feel alone and you can see the real Spain without big buildings and turistic things like Benidorm or Marbella, if you go there I recommend to visit Cuenca, really beautiful
@idiotic1021 2 жыл бұрын
I did a road trip through Spain in 2015. It’s an overwhelmingly beautiful country. I saw the most amazing landscapes that I haven’t seen anywhere else in the world. Can’t wait to visit again.
@phillobates Жыл бұрын
I'm Spaniards but lived the last 15 years abroad and travelling the world. Now I'm back just to fall in love again with the diverse beauty of my country. Had to travel the planet to appreciate it.
@ililnavehbenjamin Жыл бұрын
What were your favourite landscapes? I'm curious to see if I've been there and if I can visit, too... living in Santander now.
@HaleftHaut Жыл бұрын
@@ililnavehbenjamin You then should visit Cabárceno natural reserve
@arturogarcia3030 Жыл бұрын
@@ililnavehbenjamin me too what a coincidence
@acey457 Жыл бұрын
when i went everybody went to stand in the water and the towns were left empty so i took advantage and filled my socks with spanish tangerines
@SrSam16 2 жыл бұрын
My parent's hometown in the andalusian mountains has seen a decline in population from 9k people in the 50s to 4k people nowadays. Meanwhile, the town they moved to in the balearic islands (my hometown) has seen an increase in population from 7k habitants to 40k in the same span of time.
@joaquincimas1707 2 жыл бұрын
Can compared with my grandmother town (5K in the 50s to 1200 in 2020) to Albacete capital (60K in the 50s to 170K in 2020) And thats in a rural province, OFC Mallorca, Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid or other regions the growth was bigger.
@kelopons 2 жыл бұрын
Where in the Balearic Islands are you located? Mallorca has seen an increase in national and international population that exceeds the housing availability since the 90's.
@MateoGP0 2 жыл бұрын
En Cuenca nos mantenemos con 50k. In Cuenca we keep our population at 50k.
@eliza9799 2 жыл бұрын
In Bulgaria we have faced the same problem. I can't believe in the similarities I see in this video and in Bulgaria. Many people, including myself left their small hometowns for the bigger cities or the capital. We even have the famous so called ghost villages with 0 population and many are facing the same. My hometown has declined its population from 98k to 60k in the span of 20 years
@kelopons 2 жыл бұрын
@@eliza9799 Zdrasti! In Spain, we have the same situation. If you travel around the countryside areas where the population has declined exponentially, you will find many many many towns and villages completely abandoned for decades. Some of them are being bought for 1 euro in order to bring some kind of life back to the areas. The same problem Bulgaria and Spain have is that many young people (18-35) left the countries for wealthier regions in the EU.
@rosbifle413 Жыл бұрын
I went to Granada to visit a friend. Stayed in Albaicin. It was incredible. We went bike riding through what looked like a desert. It looked post apocalyptic. Abandoned buildings including a golf course. It was hard to believe I was still in Europe. Still was very beautiful.
@lollybowser Жыл бұрын
Spaniard here. I'm blown away by how in depth and informative your video was, going as far as explaining Spain's history in the 20th century and its socioeconomic impact. I'm the grandchild of 4 rural immigrants who came to Barcelona from Asturias and Andalucía in the late 50s and mid 60s respectively, during the economic boom you mentioned. I'm not a patriotic person but dang, even I'm proud right now seeing how much we've advanced in the 50 years since the end of the regime.
@kriztoppa Жыл бұрын
Were you on Gladiator?
@lollybowser Жыл бұрын
@@kriztoppa what
@junjie1619 Жыл бұрын
@@lollybowser Yo creo que respondió eso en forma de broma, resumidamente, porque el "Spaniard" puede significar guerrero español, por eso dijo "Gladiator", aun. así "Spaniard" se puede usar como español (gentilicio)
@lollybowser Жыл бұрын
@@junjie1619 no lo sabia, vaya
@junjie1619 Жыл бұрын
@heartsnob Good point, I forgot Maximus, thanks!
@Telhias 2 жыл бұрын
I think the best way to attract people to these "empty" places is to promote remote working. Connect them to the high speed broadband, modernize the infrastructure allowing quick transport in and out, give very attractive housing prices and there would be a lot of people escaping the expensive cities. If there is no incentive of work, then people will not move out. That is why remote working is critical for attracting people back into these rural areas.
@richmck007 2 жыл бұрын
Well said. Infrastructure is the key as well as education
@fortusvictus8297 2 жыл бұрын
You are talking about free market solutions. Spain is notoriously socialistic and favors centralized government programs to 'solve problems'. This means they are only going to spend money where most people are. In a centralized government, you can just delete entire segments of the population and infrastructure from your budget with cheers from the people.
@SkepticalCaveman 2 жыл бұрын
Sounds like Starlink's satellite internet could be the ideal solution in rural Spain.
@malcolmrose3361 2 жыл бұрын
@@SkepticalCaveman Except nobody in Spain can afford Starlink's prices!
@Bodge18 2 жыл бұрын
This presumes that having empty space is a bad thing. Yes, the people living there should have good infrastructure and opportunities, but urbanisation is an essential and overall positive process of modernisation.
@kirkwoodbharris5110 2 жыл бұрын
Are we at a point where it's a "problem" to not have a density of people on every square unit of land? I lived in Spain and admire their vast open spaces as well as their dense urban cities. Beyond the rural regions not having adequate infrastructure, there doesn't seem to be any problem here
@bre_me 2 жыл бұрын
I agree with you but this issue also means a lot of historical villages and towns end up being abandoned and or in disrepair because everyone is leaving. I think that’s sad too. There needs to be a balance
@JackHumphrey 2 жыл бұрын
@nadal9532 2 жыл бұрын
I'm Spaniard, we don't want the empty Spain to become urban, we want empty Spain to become attractive to live in. Nowadays many young people move to big cities in order to have true opportunities, better jobs and a better life in a whole. Many towns are losing people every year and are beimg abandoned just to visit them in summer. The idea is not to turn this towns into cities but instead preserve them
@davidlong2338 2 жыл бұрын
Definitely. These "high density" areas can become even more dense if "great society" type programs are used to shoot the absolute density of these small areas higher. People think 10-20 story high rise condos are the peak achievement of population density. They're so laughably wrong. Just think about it. [Before a certain war in eastern Europe] we had enough food to feed 9bil people. (Probably more, but I don't remember the source; I just remember reading it *somewhere.* ) However, the agricultural development required still takes up its own amount of land. This is why environmental & creature conservation exists.
@somedude6012 2 жыл бұрын
It's not a problem but there are groups that are pushing for more people per square mile. All of us living like rats in mega cities. Yuck.
@PossibleBat 9 ай бұрын
It is Spanish tradition to complain about our own country, even hate it, but when you see it from a perspective other than your own, specially from a global point. Damn am I lucky to have been born here, damn am I lucky to be Spanish. The potential we hold, not only economically but also culturally is massive. We really are living in the best nation in the world, sure we have issues but yeah, quality of life and life/work balance here is amazing. You actually LIVE here.
@maxchapuis6256 Жыл бұрын
I really appreciated your work, thank you for these very instructive video.
@ognimaeb Жыл бұрын
As a Spaniard (albeit one who's lived abroad for many years), this was a very interesting perspective. Thank you! There are a couple more things I would perhaps have mentioned. A lot of land in Spain is dedicated to pastures and agriculture, and the country is far more self-reliant in terms of food production than most of the more densely-populated countries in Europe. There is also a lot of public land just dedicated to forestry, etc - something essential for biodiversity and to prevent further desertification. Extreme weather in some regions also makes it difficult to build larger settlements (access to water is a growing issue in Spain). Diverting rivers, etc. to support populations in these areas would not be viable, for a number of reasons. It's a difficult issue to tackle, with multiple pieces to balance, but I absolutely agree that more investment on rural, depopulated regions is essential.
@danyellerobinson5940 Жыл бұрын
Development is always a trade off.
@adotholland22 Жыл бұрын
dutch produce more export farm produkts than spain
@danyellerobinson5940 Жыл бұрын
@@adotholland22 Dutch exports mostly flower bulbs. Spain retains much of the foods produced for local use.
@ognimaeb Жыл бұрын
@@adotholland22 the percentage of food imports is also very similar for the Netherlands and Spain (12% vs 11%, respectively), which I also found interesting! The Netherlands are very efficient at producing their own food, especially considering the available land mass. I think in Spain food production is more extensive, rather than intensive. Spain also has lots of mountains, and some large areas are borderline deserts, so I imagine that doesn't help.
@TheChzoronzon Жыл бұрын
@@adotholland22 Not for long, when your farmers are being ruined by your government following the stupid, if not evil, WEF directives...
@slazinger 2 жыл бұрын
As some of the comments say, this "underdeveloped" regions of Spain actually have a high quality of life, the only downside is that neighbors and public services are scarce
@dimmacommunication 2 жыл бұрын
Wich kind of jobs do you have there tho ?
@davidgomez8742 2 жыл бұрын
@@dimmacommunication you can either work in the provincial city in service sector or if u have some luck like in Valladolid, in industry. In the empty spain teachers and health workers are always needed.
@dimmacommunication 2 жыл бұрын
@@davidgomez8742 Thank's :) Well yeah health workers are appreciated everywhere
@detorrV2 2 жыл бұрын
@@dimmacommunication Agriculture
@guysumpthin2974 2 жыл бұрын
And yet Spain has enough buying power to purchase USA TOLL ROADS
@user-zi5xp4rl6c 5 ай бұрын
Love Spain from Bulgaria 🇧🇬♥️🇪🇸
@aguerra1381 Жыл бұрын
Very informative, entertaining and well made video.
@cookingculture3353 2 жыл бұрын
I am Rumanian and I lived in Spain for more then 10 years and I can say I’ve never seen a beautiful country like this !! It was the most beautiful experience of my life , beautiful people , the food it’s out of the normal , beautiful cities , I had the opportunity to visit Andalucía , part of Pais Vasco , Asturias , cualquiera que quiera visitar el país se va a enamorar a primera vista de su gente y una cultura como no hay otra en el mundo ! Respect for one of the most beautiful countries in the world ! I love Spain , I want to spend the rest of my days in Madrid with a good coffe and beautiful streets !
@thecatlow2773 Жыл бұрын
¡Claro que si! España es bonita y no solo por historia y gastronomía, si no por la madre naturaleza que se paso de belleza con España 😍
@cookingculture3353 Жыл бұрын
@@thecatlow2773 sin duda alguna !!! Sus paisajes son fuera de lo normal y junto con la gente que es amable siempre sonriente ya tenemos el plato completo
@quehermosatevesconcalcetin5001 Жыл бұрын
rumania tambien es hermosa, sus bosques en el norte son fantasticos y su legado historico muy interesante.....
@cesarlima88 Жыл бұрын
Thats because u never go to portugal
@AlfStock7055 Жыл бұрын
@@cesarlima88 Portugal is such a great country, best country in Europe for surfing (i'm a surfer) and it matches very well with Spain as a brother country. And i love the accent from Portugal, it is so intense and poetic. I love the Iberian brotherhood and i bet for Spain and Portugal to host together the world cup in 2030. Spain and Portugal brothers with Italy and Greece. We'll rule the world once more. The Roman Empire, the Greek Empire, the iberian Empire. Greetings from a Spaniard who loves Portugal, Italy and Greece
@alexpiva9672 Жыл бұрын
I'm Italian but I love Spain too, as most Italians do; I've been there many times and I really feel at home. Nevertheless, if there's something we Italians are a bit envious about Spain (and France too) is space. Italy is overcrowded, particularly the North, where I live. So, good on you, Spain, emptiness is a great added value. Furthermore, Sergio Leone used to shoot all of his Spaghetti-Western movies in Spain for a good reason...
@lombingo Жыл бұрын
Italia and Spain are close brothers. We are envious of your capacity for selling your great gastronomy outside, that's something we will never achieve. Love Italia!
@Harakan21 Жыл бұрын
Is Spain and Greece similar to Italy in terms of culture and traditions?
@airzoomhuarache Жыл бұрын
Overcrowded? Nah Great Britain is overcrowded not Italy, I'm Italian too!
@danielzhang1916 Жыл бұрын
@@lombingo I think it's because Italian food is instantly recognizable around the world, people love pasta, soups, breadsticks, etc.
@eva5302 9 ай бұрын
Agree... we Spaniards love Italians!!
@justinsgarage1125 8 ай бұрын
I flew into Madrid twice and each time took a bus to Grenada near the Albaicin. Definitely a long bus ride but it was a beautiful one. Olive trees as far as the eye can see and snow capped mountains.
@sethlarson9433 Жыл бұрын
He mentions 45 min between towns. I just spent the last hour and a half driving 46miles (74km) to take my kids to school; like I do every morning. This Spain agriculture ring is right to my alley and sounds like an awesome place to live.
@nadinemclean1671 Жыл бұрын
My goodness! Where do you live?
@sethlarson9433 Жыл бұрын
@@nadinemclean1671 I live in South Texas. There’s also no public transit systems like that high speed train. Spain sounds like pretty awesome place.
@nadinemclean1671 Жыл бұрын
@@sethlarson9433 Oh, you live in Texas, Seth? Well, I live in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, and we've got wide open spaces, too, outside the cities. I agree with you about that quiet, peaceful part of Spain. I would move there in an instant.
@molenini Жыл бұрын
American problems.
@nadinemclean1671 Жыл бұрын
@@molenini What do you mean?
@drewthayer4905 2 жыл бұрын
I've spent a few weeks in Spain on a couple different trips and visited a quite a few different areas of the country; the cities I visited were wonderful (Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid, Pamplona, Bilbao, San Sebastian), but the sparsely populated rural areas are the ones that I enjoyed the most. Those areas might not be densely populated, but they are anything but "Empty". The best thing I did was to make a few days time during a work trip to ride off-road motorcycles around the dirt roads of some of the mountains and countryside areas you highlighted as least populated and see some of the land and the wildlife. I thoroughly enjoyed getting meals in the little family operated restaurants of small towns and trying to engage with local people there in conversation. If I were to ever want to move to Europe, rural Spain would be near the top of my list of places to settle; as an American who speaks only a very limited amount of Spanish that is saying something, but it is a beautiful country full of beautiful, genuinely nice people. The pace of life there and the way the people live was refreshing to me at the time. I'm sure all is not perfect, and spending a couple weeks somewhere on vacation or a work assignment certainly is not going to make someone perfectly informed on all the issues there, but I loved the brief time I spent exploring around Spain and would jump at the chance to visit again if the opportunity arises.
@travelingartistnilofarmehrin 2 жыл бұрын
Spending money in Spain is like giving to charity cause the economy does not support or reach the people living there.
@pepoalper1132 2 жыл бұрын
We would love to have you here again, we are one of the most visited countries in the world for a reason. I'm from Zaragoza and from time to time I need to go to those " sparsely populated rural areas " to get my mind of the Big City. Spain is a lovely country and in my humble opinion one of the best in the world, it could do much better if it weren't for the politicians, but I guess thats pretty dificult to change. Now with "working from home " a lot of people from Europe are currently working in the mediterranean coast of Spain because its so lovely. Maybe you could try that =) . Hope you come again !!
@ericalorraine7943 2 жыл бұрын
Rightly said! Well, I am also here to learn how to invest after listening to a lady on tv talk about the importance of investing and how she made 7 figure in 3 month, somehow the video taught me nothing and left me even more confused, I'm a newbie and I'm open to ideas on how to invest for retirement
@ericalorraine7943 2 жыл бұрын
Rightly said! Well, I am also here to learn more smart and genuine way on short term investment. I'm a newbie and I'm open to ideas on how to invest for retirement
@davidhudson3001 2 жыл бұрын
@@ericalorraine7943 I'll suggest you lookup Priscilla Dearmin-Turner, she's now our real investment prodigy since the crash and have also help me and others recovered our loses.
@jamisongbj 2 жыл бұрын
I think Spain is actually on to something here. Not everyone wants and not every area needs to be modernized. Many people like to be away from the big cities and want no part of all of that. One of the good parts of living in these less populated areas like this is that you notice far less when bad things happen in the rest of the world because of self reliance. Hank Jr made the song A Country Boy Will Survive about people like them for a reason.
@getonthecrossanddontlookba5004 2 жыл бұрын
Repent to Jesus Christ “He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” ‭‭John‬ ‭15:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬ J
@julian-multiman 2 жыл бұрын
@@getonthecrossanddontlookba5004 “get on the cross”, what a horrible, wrongly chosen nickname… what about “get crucified, is nice”, or “get your hands perforated by a huge nail, is priceless” or what about, “come and suffer, we know you like it” at least two of my choices rhyme lol… Your beloved bible makes reference to people like you, which pray in the wrong places just to show off… go elsewhere.
@rodrigogimenez-ricolaguna4913 2 жыл бұрын
You are right. I like my Spain just like that, where you can go from a modern bibrant city into a nature solitude and History fullness in just 1h driving
@carlos130895 2 жыл бұрын
agree, this guiris only want industrlization at the expense of everithing.
@sora64444 2 жыл бұрын
the only thing you get out of that are empty towns and villages that wont last another 50 years
@PabloSanchez-mo8ui 8 ай бұрын
my family lives in the empty space. Its beautyful. i hope it stays quite empty
@Fotofobico9 Жыл бұрын
I live in a small city which is in a forgotten-ish province in Spain (Jaén) and we have a nice mix of historic places and lovely nature around it, wouldn't change it for nothing although I love to travel ♥
@wormius7350 2 жыл бұрын
When I visited Asturias in the northern Spain, I was greeted with towns and villages nearly completely empty save for old people. Completely empty houses, towns with more wolves than children. All of the young people go to Madrid or Barcelona, leaving only the elderly in the towns. It’s sad, seeing such a beautiful place abandoned.
@marioc4291 2 жыл бұрын
It is sad, but living here I enjoy all áreas with very few People. So blessing to me but I understand your point
@CityWhisperer 2 жыл бұрын
My experience is the opposite. When I went to Asturias a few months ago, I found surprising the amount of small towns with people we came across whilst making our way through mountains. And as for young people, most of them, if anything, go to cities nearby, not necessarily Madrid or Barcelona. Specifically in Asturias, where there's coast, there's many industrial areas.
@nikhilpanikkar 2 жыл бұрын
You can take in peaceful refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Myanmar. Just some Sharia law, but those old folks will get some company.
@wormius7350 2 жыл бұрын
@@nikhilpanikkar The issue here is local Spanish culture fading. I fail to see how importing refugees from completly different societies and religions will help revive traditional Asturian culture.
@kiddarts8812 2 жыл бұрын
@@wormius7350 it’s quite sad but this is Western Europe now, we have low birth rates and now we are reliant on immigrants/people from different cultures. Slowly our cultures are fading and we are becoming the multicultural centers of the old world
@intimpulliber7376 2 жыл бұрын
I love rural places, but its sad how they become abandoned. All my grandparents live in villages and both of them are increasingly empty, with most of the residents being older people. Its incredibly sad for old people to see how abandoned the houses and lands of people they once knew very well become, only to know thats goint to happen to their house and land, orchads and gardens, the very place in which they grew up in and in which their own parents grew up in. Its incredibly sad, especially since these places are so beautiful.
@Adam-oc6pq 2 жыл бұрын
My grandma is from Ciudad Real, and I see this there too whenever I go to visit - the population is very very old and of the few working age people living there, a lot of them travel to Madrid or Puertollano to work.
@OC-CPA 2 жыл бұрын
They're beautiful because they're not overrun by people.
@skycloud4802 2 жыл бұрын
I wish I could move into these quiet rural places to be honest. I don't like big cities and towns. Pollution, crime, and other unpleasant things. Being far away from other people would be divine.
@LDuke-pc7kq 2 жыл бұрын
You should go there and raise a family ❤ big cities make few happy
@MisterMister5893 2 жыл бұрын
It’s a bit romantic and vestigial of our old ways which will likely die off much like their inhabitants only to be revisited in videos like this and books. Clearly we aren’t doing much to revitalize them as the new generation are geared towards urbanization.
@kaylaweeks6477 Жыл бұрын
😂 I’m from Canada, and this is hilarious! You can drive 18 hours and still be driving across one province! Oooooh a 45 minute drive 😂😂😂😂😂😂
@Gallawenn Жыл бұрын
Yep. That's one of the reason that makes living in Spain so great. In one and a half hour you can be in a different region with different landscape, food and weather. From mountain to sea. From snow to beach. From coat to bikini. Magic!!! 😉
@PeloquinDavid 2 жыл бұрын
To a Canadian or an Australian (I've lived in both countries), this is highly amusing... As a pilgrim who's walked through Northern Spain from western France to Santiago, I greatly appreciated the (relative) emptiness of that part of the country. Even with the minimal number of urban centres along the way, I was never at a loss for cafés and decent food, however. There's absolutely no way you could do a thousand-kilometre walk anywhere in Canada or Australia and say the same thing...
@Tropical-Aes 2 жыл бұрын
vast expanses of open land, as god intended, remains only in the the Americas and Australia
@ijanices 2 жыл бұрын
I live in Pamplona, in the northern Spain. In fact the Santiago route goes through my city so you probably have been here. People usually don't consider how different is Spain from North to South, not only climate but culture are totally different. So maybe you can find more villages and towns through the Northern part than you probably will if you went to the unpopulated areas on the south, which are bigger, hotter and more arid.
@PeloquinDavid 2 жыл бұрын
@@ijanices ¡Seguro que sí! Y he visitado el sul también (las regiones andaluces de Almería, Cabo de Gata, las Alpujarras y Granada). Me gustaron mucho sus montañas áridas y gran paisajes ensoleados, pero por eso no habría sido possible caminar gran distancias (entre sus pueblos y ciudades) tan fácilmente que en el norte...
@oceania68 2 жыл бұрын
A thousand kilometer walk you say? Well Melbourne to Sydney is approximately 878kms, (by road) so I am sure you'd come across a few cafes somewhere along the way lol. Plus probably a few poisonous snakes, poisonous spiders, poisonous plants, poisonous anything else, and anything else that is out for a stroll including but not limited to, crazy people. However, Australia is a BIG place compared to Spain, so the population density scope may differ slightly. Haha ;) (
@PeloquinDavid 2 жыл бұрын
@@oceania68 Sure... But in Europe you come across towns (or at least villages) every 5 to 10 km. I've driven both highways and backroads between Sydney and Melbourne (I lived in Canberra for a time) and between major centres in the most densely populated corridor here in Canada (the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal corridor that's roughly the same distance). Even if you're super fit, you can only walk 30km or so a day in practice and once you leave suburbia, you're lucky to find food or drink (let alone a place to stay - unless you're equipped for heavy wilderness camping) every 50km in most parts of either country... I was born and raised on the Prairies in Western Canada: there it's a lot more like walking from town to town in SA or WA!
@martinsriggs2441 Жыл бұрын
With the current recession and financial crises world wide i think getting just only a job isn't the best solution to attaining financial freedom
@stevemccormack9948 3 ай бұрын
The problem has always being lack of water. Madrid is a city in the middle of the desert and the only reason it can exist is a fantastic supply of water from the surrounding mountains. Historically people could only live where there was water. A lot of Spain is desert and very hot
@amayapascualcajal2580 Жыл бұрын
I came from one small city in those 10%, with a lot of rural area included in "serrania celtiberica". Of course I did not thought it was something kind of extraordinary to have such immense landscapes with only really small villages here and there, and living far away from big cities. But now I live in Germany in NRW which is the other extreme, with a lot of really big cities placed almost without any space between, and the villages... well those are not villages in my book XD. So now I can really notice such peculiarities of where i came from
@eaglenoimoto Жыл бұрын
Go to the actual countryside of NRW, west and north - I grew up there and the transport connections and services in rural Spain and Portugal are so much better than that even today...
@kulturfreund6631 2 жыл бұрын
I love these vast empty areas in Spain. For someone who lives in densely populated Central Europe It gives you the feeling of riding through South America or Mexico or Arizona etc Quite thrilling and atmospheric. 🌵🦅
@RufianEmbozado 2 жыл бұрын
Well, we don't. Tu comentario es tan frívolo que voy a ahorrarme el insulto.
@xangarabana 2 жыл бұрын
@@RufianEmbozado no nos pongamos agresivos por un comentario de un guiri
@fergp6585 2 жыл бұрын
@@RufianEmbozado Well, we do. Muchos españoles estamos a favor de las ciudades densas y renaturalizar amplias áreas del país. No necesitamos vivir al lado de los campos como en la edad media ni colonizar y arrasar cada metro cuadrado del planeta.
@vp2747 2 жыл бұрын
But way safer without cartels, crime and narcos. You might have to deal with gypsies or other minorities, but they're not as bad...
@xangarabana 2 жыл бұрын
@@fergp6585 lo siento, pero no estoy a favor de olvidarnos de la historia de miles de pueblos preciosos. Tenemos una tradición cultural que ya me gustaría a muchos países del mundo. Hay que conservarlo cueste lo que cueste, sin interferir con la naturaleza, tal y como se ha hecho hasta ahora. Si se quiere renaturalizar entonces quitad latifundios a las gentes
@zach3903 Жыл бұрын
I really don't understand why you framed having areas of less density in a country as a bad thing. Spanish urbanism is great. Their cities are increasingly becoming dense, walkable and transit friendly. It is why their inter-city train system works well and is so great too. Centralizing amenities in fewer but larger cities with higher standards of living is more efficient, and the economies of the rural areas shift back to agriculture or nature preservation which actually serves a need.
@sillycritic9649 Жыл бұрын
He's not framing the low density bad, he's pointing out the worse living conditions, that was the point of the video.
@sillycritic9649 Жыл бұрын
40% of people in the empty bit don't have internet connection, my guy.
@guillemba307 Жыл бұрын
well, the train system it's a s...t, the governments form 1990 until now have spent lots of milions to create the largest high velocity train grid in Europe and even top of the world, but even the most busied line (BCN-MAD) it's not economically profitable. Instead of that, they should have strengthened the regular trains because they are not good, they have lots of problems and people have to buy a car to go from a near town to the center of the nearest city without needing it, only if the regular trains would be a bit more better financed it would be so gread for milions of people with less money inverted. Sorry for any grammar mistake...
@starman3778 Жыл бұрын
@@sillycritic9649 Why exactly is no internet connection such a nightmare? Is it really hard to believe some people can manage living without it when they've done it for thousands of years
@abuelo4977 Жыл бұрын
@@starman3778 Repeat this debate with Automobiles as the subject. Then debate the domestication of electricity. Then surgery. Then debate cooking meat before ingesting. The supportive statement that humans managed without these things for thousands of years may still be employed to make your point in any of these arguments.
@giordanogaleazzi4646 25 күн бұрын
Really good video! Good job
@Marquipuchi 2 жыл бұрын
I'm an american but my dad is from Spain and my grandma specifically is from Serrania Celtiberica so I found this video a bit surprising. Having taken high speed rail and driven across spain I can confirm that huge swaths of land in the country are completely uninhabited apart from scattered small dense towns.
@miguelbautistaperez7903 2 жыл бұрын
Where is she fron specifically?
@LarsVonTrier2007 2 жыл бұрын
Your last name (Llorens) is the same last name of the late Puerto Rican poet Luis Llorens Torres. Probably, you are distant relatives because that last name is not common neither in Spain or Puerto Rico.
@Marquipuchi 2 жыл бұрын
@@LarsVonTrier2007 it's a catalán name
@Marquipuchi 2 жыл бұрын
@@miguelbautistaperez7903 alfamen, Zaragoza
@l.garcia8595 2 жыл бұрын
@@Marquipuchi I knew that just by looking at Ll.
@FaIIenImpact 2 жыл бұрын
I don't even know how after 5+ years I still find every one of these documentaries interesting. You really do keep me engaged with topics I never thought I would care about.
@Snowneutrino652 2 жыл бұрын
Agreed, I learn a lot from him and appreciate the different facets of a topic he covers. Side note: never heard of European Russia before
@grahambaldwin9801 Жыл бұрын
Madrid is the only city in the world I would live in again. I go as often as I can and make a point of visiting some part of "empty Spain" as you call it that I have not experienced before every time. Space, air, silence, light, new horizons, new perspectives. All these are free and make me very happy.
@exmuslimjesus5928 Жыл бұрын
Barcelona ist By far more beautiful
@bartbroekhuizen5617 Жыл бұрын
I think its good people are more cluttered together, this way nature can thrive in the remote and rural areas. Also i like the idea that i might not see anything but nature, here in the Netherlands its rare to find silence and no contact with other people.
@jaimepujol5507 Жыл бұрын
Very cool insight from an outsider, but you missed a key thing: ever since the 60s a very large part of the economy has been devoted to tourism, which takes place on the coast and on the major cities. It is also a low added-value activity, and so workers cannot easily support families. This has led us away from industry (to some extent), key to a resilient economy. As we say in Spain, bread for today, hunger for tomorrow.
@josemargar5285 Жыл бұрын
Cuando dices gran parte de la economía se ha dedicado al turismo te refieres al 14% como mucho.
@madelosangelesperez2220 Жыл бұрын
Hay que estudiar más.....el plan de convertir a España y otros países en países de servicios.....léase turismo, agricultura, etc etc. empezo hace más de 50 años.....y ahora ya está funcionando a tope.....lo que pasa que la pandemia por ejemplo nos ha arruinado.....2 años sin turismo....única fuente de ingresos.....porque en la agricultura nos han engañado totalmente.....los italianos venden nuestro aceite en USA....etc etc en fin
@Rehook2 Жыл бұрын
Si, y tambien decimos...."Pueblo pequeño infierno grande", y si hay algo en España eso es pueblos pequeños. De hecho nunca han sido fueron ni tan pequeños ni tan infierno. Que es una de las razones fundamentales por las que la gente se ha ido y se va....
@asiscivies3377 Жыл бұрын
Eso! Aquí solo playa y camareros 12 horas por 500€ al mes! Para qué fomentar la vida en los pueblos...
@lombingo Жыл бұрын
​@@josemargar5285 si sumas hostelería, hoteleria, restauración, proveedores, etc. suma un 41%.
@susanmcmasterson956 2 жыл бұрын
I lived in the Donut, in a college town in the Region of Extremadura. But I was born in New York City. After I overcame the "culture shock" it really stole my heart. The "España vaciada" is so worth seeing. I dream of returning all the time.
@maevemallin 2 жыл бұрын
my abuela was from extremadura and my abuelo was from castilla la mancha, both some of the most beautiful places i've been and where i feel most at home :)
@X-Prime123 2 жыл бұрын
What was the culture shock like?
@susanmcmasterson956 2 жыл бұрын
@@maevemallin Maeve, is the other half of your family Irish? I am guessing by your name. My father is from Sligo.
@susanmcmasterson956 2 жыл бұрын
@@X-Prime123 Thank you for asking! It was the normal culture shock one might expect when travelling to another country and culture. For me, it was on many levels. First off is the weather, which is much drier and warmer because Extremadura is inland, whereas NYC is at sea level and further north, with more pronounced and colorful seasonal changes throughout the year. The landscape and the dehesa were like nothing I had ever seen before, coming from a VERY urban environment with millions of people living in close proximity. It took time to get used to sticking out everywhere I went (people did not resist the urge to point or to comment). In NYC I was anonymous and as someone who is naturally shy, I prefer that feeling that I can "hide" in the crowds. That completely disappeared when I was in Spain because I look very much like a "guiri" and felt quite vulnerable as a result. I arrived speaking fairly fluent Spanish, but was consistently corrected until it was closer to European Spanish than the Caribbean/South American Spanish I grew up hearing. And finally, Spanish people are not known for holding back on their opinions. Being an American, it was sometimes quite difficult to be made into a repository for people's political frustrations and resentments. There were many times where I felt like they couldn't see my humanity and instead I was merely a symbol. However, that is not to say that I didn't have a wonderful time overall. The quality of life, the food, the weather and the warmth and incredible resilience of the Spanish people are something that will stay with me forever. It is truly a special place.
@maevemallin 2 жыл бұрын
@@susanmcmasterson956 yeah from dublin :)
@stlawstlaw7585 4 ай бұрын
"Why 70% of Spain is Empty?" -mountains. "blah, blah, blah 15minutes. yes mountains."
@bdleo300 4 ай бұрын
yep, just another terrible video.
@BadAtPickingUsernames 8 ай бұрын
Climate also plays a part, if you drive through some of those areas is like traveling through a desert. Large dry fields with some sparse trees in extreme heat. I wouldn’t be surprised if in some decades we start seeing sand and dunes.
@tampoponomonogatari 2 жыл бұрын
The "empty" part of Spain looks exactly like the California mountains. I can see why the Spanish explorers must have felt at home there.
@DiarmuidHayes 2 жыл бұрын
it was less empty than it is now ha
@zarzaparrilla67 2 жыл бұрын
California has a lot of Mediterranean vibes
@you2be839 2 жыл бұрын
@@zarzaparrilla67 Except for the ocean temperature, which is way colder and lasts fewer months >20°C than the in Mediterranean. The only Californian region with 'decent' water temperatures to enjoy the beach in the summer is pretty much limited to L.A. - San Diego coastline.
@zarzaparrilla67 2 жыл бұрын
@@you2be839 Yeah I guess that makes sense since the Mediterranean is a small closed sea compared with the immensity of the Pacific Ocean
@you2be839 2 жыл бұрын
@@zarzaparrilla67 Actually, at first glance it doesn't make sense. NYC and Boston on the US east cost, which is already Oregon state latitude and are bathed by an ocean too, do get ocean temps 20°C (and even above that) for a few weeks during summer... whereas the whole Californian coastline north of Santa Maria struggles to reach 17°C, with vast regions of the coast even closer to single digit temperature numbers throughout the summer! Blame the wind direction, ocean currents and upwelling coastal phenomena for the chattering teeth that a dive into the Californian Pacific Ocean water brings.
@Oldyeller_ Жыл бұрын
I live in Spain. Even tho people are saying that it's nice to live in the "empty" parts of the country because you're closer to nature and relaxed, it has become a real problem. Due to underdevelopment, most towns are gonna disappear as young people cannot live in towns anymore and have to live in the city to have an opportunity, towns are filled with old people who are gonna die and all those towns are gonna be empty, therefore, unhabitable. You can't really study on the countryside and you struggle to get a job, plus some jobs related to technology are only available in the mayor cities. At this point you're not gonna invest in towns if no one lives there, or no one young. At this point I think teleworking is one of the mayor options that can really make a difference in our country, for obvious reasons.
@osasunaitor Жыл бұрын
Thank you!! So many people idealizing the forgotten empty lands, just because they are beautiful to visit it doesn't mean that they are good to live. The severe lack of basic services and job opportunities in these areas is a real problem that makes life quite hard, it's really depressing to visit any village in the vast regions of Castille, Aragon or Extremadura and realising that the average age of residents is around 60/70. These regions are (quite literally) dying
@yemysticrevellers6877 Жыл бұрын
Seems odd there are not major farming families in those areas. Those old towns are there for a reason....
@Protato666 Жыл бұрын
Perhaps the young people should not study and become farmers and such . If everyone becomes a scientist then many will end up unemployed living in shitty tiny apartments in the big cities and have far worse lives than if tgey stayed back home
@Oldyeller_ Жыл бұрын
@@Protato666 I'm sorry but I doubt you can make a living out of farming alone that easily. My uncle has a farm he takes care of everyday but it is just so the family has nice fresh things to eat from time to time. He has to clean the streets to make an income.
@michaelhay8712 Жыл бұрын
@@yemysticrevellers6877 farming what?…goats or olives?
@akinsoysal 11 ай бұрын
Enlightening video. Thanks.
@artworld9799 Жыл бұрын
Amazing and informative video👍👍
@arevolvingdoor3836 2 жыл бұрын
I visited the Serrania Celtiberica area when I was younger, and the food was probably some of the best in the whole of spain. My dad discovered Catalyud wines there and still drinks them to this day. 10/10 would recommend. Just make sure someone from spain is in your party because you need a spanish speaker, and sometimes people have accents/dialects which can lead to some confusion if your translator isn't used to spanish from spain.
@LtdJorge 2 жыл бұрын
I think you mean Calatayud :P
@bittorrentsdownload 2 жыл бұрын
@@LtdJorge Indeed, nonetheless, I think it's pretty clear he meant Calatayud.
@paranodrum9171 2 жыл бұрын
@Abdulaziz Mohammed Lol
@guillermo.mserrano 2 жыл бұрын
@Abdulaziz Mohammed Well, al-Andalus is an important part of our history, but from 929 on al-Andalus was a different state than the caliphate and only belonged to Moroccan empires for some years from the late 11th century to the early 13th. Al-Andalus wasn't Morocco; it has its own vibe.
@rolflin 2 жыл бұрын
@Abdulaziz Mohammed get Lost Troll
@Jason32Bourne 2 жыл бұрын
Those scenes of the countryside just left my heart souring and eyes wide. I know very little about Spain, so this was an unexpected surprise. I for sure now want to visit those beautiful lands, learn their history, and experience their beauty .
@ivan_0590 2 жыл бұрын
You would love our country, almost every place has something unique. If you come, you will come back, I'm pretty sure of that.
@ktrimbach5771 2 жыл бұрын
@@Charok1 i thought that was Italy?
@ivan_0590 2 жыл бұрын
​@@ktrimbach5771 Spain has the only desert of Europe, the desert of Almeria. Tons of spaghetti westerns and other types of movies were filmed there, like _Indiana Jones and the last crusade,_ for example.
@crazemate 2 жыл бұрын
Spain has amazing history!!! Like the time they went to this funny looking place and ended up gathering new resources and gold 🤓 not only that but they destroyed a underdeveloped society 🤓 and making mixed children 🤪
@crazemate 2 жыл бұрын
Now Spain has to live with a huge Latin side near America 🥺😥😢😭
@pdruiz2005 9 ай бұрын
Fun Fact: If not for King Philip II of Spain, and his decision in the 1560s to finally put down permanent roots for the royal court in Madrid, the hole in the "population donut" would not have formed. Madrid would've remained a small town, or even a tiny village, stuck in the isolated middle, high up on that dry plateau that defines central Spain. That 6 to 7 million people would've settled elsewhere, likely in the south in Andalusia or in Catalonia, where Barcelona is located.
@johndododoe1411 Жыл бұрын
This is the same everywhere, with small variations between how strongly it applies to each country or region. It's the common 90/10-rule: 90% of anything tends to represent 10% of something it should intuitively be fully correlated with. 90% of stock market value is likely to be in the top 10% most valuable companies with the other 10% being in the other 90%.
@Airkae 2 жыл бұрын
I live in one of the largest cities of the emty part of Spain and I can tell you it's wonderful to have the countryside 20mins away and most of the important services like hospitals, schools or leisure... BUT it's very very difficult to find a job and progress, not only survive. My city is known for the high amount of "funcionarios" (public workers) we have. Sadly, it's the only way to secure a ceiling on your head in this area and it's not easy to access to it since it's really hard and competitive. As for other type of jobs, self employment is severely punished with high taxes - the autónomo taxes - (the highest from EU), so it's high-risk / low reward... The obvious result is migrating to Madrid or BCN. Those of us who stay here have it very difficult to form a family or buy a house.
@xabierpozopozo9653 2 жыл бұрын
Una de las mayores razones de porque España tiene un problema grave de despoblación es que no puedes hacer absolutamente ninguna actividad económica en el centro del país. Si se descentralizara lo suficiente como para poder abrir la puerta a la competitividad fiscal (tal y como sucede en Suiza), se podría facilitar a las provincias enormes entradas de inversiones. Y sobretodo a la hora de considerar que en las ciudades los precios del inmueble están disparados y en los pueblecitos de la España Vacía se regalan.
@CityWhisperer 2 жыл бұрын
Self employment taxes in Spain are nowhere near the highest in Europe. Not helped by the fact that the sentence is extremely vague. Tax varies a lot depending on income, location..
@baltasarmelchor935 2 жыл бұрын
@@xabierpozopozo9653 podemos ser el motor energetico de europa. con la cantidad de trabajo que necesitaria le daria otro color al "campo" español. cambia olivos por placas solares , plantas eolicas, presas. españa tiene potencial para eso y para mas...
@xabierpozopozo9653 2 жыл бұрын
@@baltasarmelchor935 Entonces, prueba por comprar tierras, fabricar placas solares, importarlas en la UE, montarlas en España y ser más competitivo que el resto sin considerar que el Estado Español tiene la mitad del proceso prohibido y la otra mitad cargada de impuestos y regulaciones de las cuales te fuerzan a pagar muchos permisos. España no tiene futuro porque el sistema judicial y el fiscal es una puta basura.
@xabierpozopozo9653 2 жыл бұрын
@@baltasarmelchor935 Es más, llego a sacar más rentabilidad vender energía a mis vecinos en Irlanda (con la falta de sol que hay) con unas placas solares que he diseñado y fabricado, que comprando placas solares y vendiendo la electricidad a un sistema jodidamente controlado por el Estado y por sus putillas baratas de las eléctricas.
@emiliosanudoortiz 2 жыл бұрын
I think you have forgotten the weather factor: in some of those areas it can reach -20 in winter and 40 in summer. In the Spanish coastal areas the climate is much more pleasant.
@lioneldemun6033 2 жыл бұрын
...and many coastal areas are concrete wastelands and very polluted but apparently that's less of a problem than so called " empty areas" for the author.
@yzkehelabrahams 2 жыл бұрын
Muy importante porque la historia demostró que los españoles o ibéricos no les gusta el clima frío por eso no retuvieron el sur de Estados Unidos; bueno es mi teoría pero tiene sentido de acuerdo a las temperaturas
@naplix 2 жыл бұрын
@@yzkehelabrahams creo que se confundió, el sur de Estados Unidos goza de altas 🌡, los españoles no les intereso esas zonas porque todos los que colonizaron era por iniciativa propia producto de su enriquecimiento en minas de lugares como Chihuahua o Zacatecas, caso conocido la expedición de Oñate en Nuevo México..
@adrianabad9823 2 жыл бұрын
My great grand parent built a stone house without heating systems. That problem was solve by animals that would live inside the bottom floor. These house with 1 m thick walls are termally super stable. In winter times, heat from animals would provide the warmth, in summer times animals out, no need of aircon, perfect 22C degrees inside with 37C outside. We need to understand how life was and then judge. Nowadays with other standards such as the “Código técnico de la edificacion” insulation is not an issue in newly built properties
@Matthew-sp5kv 2 жыл бұрын
I wouldn't call that a bad climate, maybe not a perfect one. But where I live in the US (Ohio) is basically same give or take a few degrees and it is an absolutely acceptable climate IMO.
@kerryfoster1 Жыл бұрын
How I wish we had such large empty spaces and undeveloped areas in England. I envy those countries with such vast unexploited resources where you can go for miles and be truly alone without the constraints of 'civilisation ' Very rare in most of England and almost non-existent in the south. Free the mind and release the soul. I can however walk for miles on the South Downs and see no-one but it's all AGRICULTURISED!
@francoisdaureville323 Ай бұрын
You receive mássive inmigration every year how are you expecting having so much land?? England really thinks its like america or Canada where theres a lot of space theres some canadian and american states bigger than the whole uk 😂😂
@abrahamovicovski Жыл бұрын
Man it's so good they can utilize some of it for sustainable energy production and optimal vertical farming. Such a gold mine for futuristic expansion.
@kosmicheskiprah 2 жыл бұрын
Having lived in Spain for many years, I had the great pleasure to travel quite a lot around the country. Trust me, those smaller and more remote areas are absolutely fantastic. Authentic people, stunning architecture and very clean especially Galicia & Cantabria. The bigger cities are just way too overpriced, full of people. The Mediterranean, Balearic and Canary Islands (and now western Andalucía) are invaded with tourists. Still, a very rich in diversity country with very nice people and beautiful language, which I gladly consider myself a fluent speaker having studied it in the uni. The best decision ever. Undoubtedly, my absolute favourite country in Europe.
@iamthecod Жыл бұрын
Assume you mean east Andalucía, west is getting the same but east was catering and accepting huge volumes of tourists literally decades before the west
@thelogxd8812 Жыл бұрын
Muchas Gracias,y me alegro que te haya gustado nuestro pequeño pero poderoso país
@kosmicheskiprah Жыл бұрын
@@thelogxd8812 De pequeño, nada eh. Es uno de los países europeos más grandes. Si 47 milliones de personas te parecen pocas, pues muy mal xD Poderoso sí que lo es y podría ser mucho más a mi juicio.
@kosmicheskiprah Жыл бұрын
@@iamthecod Nope, I actually meant the Western part - Málaga, Seville, Marbella, etc. I am not referring to the Eastern part of the Mediterranean e.g. Alicante, Valencia but rather Andalucía as an Autonomous Region having its main cities in its western part.
@rao803 Жыл бұрын
What language are you talking about?
@NedJeffery 2 жыл бұрын
As an Australian, I think Spain's population density disparity is rookie numbers.
@pl7868 2 жыл бұрын
@MrLuigiFercotti 2 жыл бұрын
Been to Australia couple times on projects. If you want less people, just start driving inland, gets very rural very quick.
@jonowright648 2 жыл бұрын
Yah… I was gonna say spains uninhabited land is totally rookie compared to Australia 😂😂😂
@peterp4037 2 жыл бұрын
I think the video was meant to be negative on purpose. To put them in a bad light.
@blankname2101 2 жыл бұрын
Canada has entered the chat
@yolomolo2736 Жыл бұрын
If you think about it Spain isn’t the only one who has a majority of the land empty. The interior of the U.S. (the Midwest) doesn’t really have a lot of people compared to coastal states. Countries in South America such as French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana are the same with probably 1 town. Brazil has the Amazon which is the majority. Actually all of the countries are like that. Actually around the world except for Europe is like Spain where it has a desert of people and coastal cities where the majority live.
@alguien1234 Жыл бұрын
I'm a Spanish woman. I live in Sevilla. I knew there were areas way less populated than others in my country, but I didn't know the difference was that much... Actually, now that I think of it... It makes sense... That's why when I travel to Madrid from Sevilla or vice versa, precisely in one of the high speed train connections that you mentioned, all I see through the window is the field XD.
@karnencaldo 2 жыл бұрын
"Spain's economy is only slightly smaller than Russia's" Not for long.
@Jay-eb7ik 2 жыл бұрын
@danbrownellfuzzy3010 2 жыл бұрын
Now with comrade Putin, we dig holes to live in. Shopping is easy because we carry so little. We have dogs pull us now on roller skates because of the Special Operations.
@Emperoroleary 2 жыл бұрын
@@danbrownellfuzzy3010 well, look forward to may 9th when putin will either give a total war speech like goebells or retreat from ukraine, illegally occupying it
@rbasket8 2 жыл бұрын
Spain economy is in worse state than Russia one.
@danbrownellfuzzy3010 2 жыл бұрын
@@Emperoroleary I see the guy shying away from spending more money on a war while his economy is twittering down to nothing
@ivanmacgar6447 2 жыл бұрын
I'm from León, which is an actually decent-sized city for interior Spain standards, at about 122k people (and it's been decreasing since its peak in 1994 at about 141k people, just in 2010 the city's population was around 136k people, but the 2008-2013 crisis hit very hard here, so basically since 2010 we have been losing population like crazy, and it doesn't look like the trend may change in the future), and the province of León had its peak in the 1970s at around 670k people, in 2010 we had 510k people, whereas in 2020 the population was around 450k people, so the province of León lost around 60 THOUSAND inhabitants in TEN (!!) years. So this decreasing population has even reached provincial and regional capitals in the interior areas of Spain (Madrid and Zaragoza aside). Valladolid, the largest city and de iure capital in Castile and León, has around 296k people now, but barely 20-30 years ago it was at 320-330k inhabitants. In fact, just so you can figure out how both big and small Castile and León is, if it was a country, it would be larger than most EU countries size-wise, slightly larger than Portugal, Austria and Bulgaria and slightly smaller than Greece and Romania. All of that, with Slovenia's population (go look any of these countries in a map and you'll see just how mad it is). As others from "Emptied Spain" have mentioned in the comments, life is very good in these parts of the country. In fact, the same amount of money can go a longer way in León, Valladolid, Salamanca, Badajoz, Albacete or Huesca than it can in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Mallorca, Bilbao or San Sebastián. The thing is, getting opportunities to make the same money around these places is 1. Being born in a family that owns land or 2. Marrying someone whose family owns land or 3. Becoming a "funcionario" (public worker/civil servant). Any other options include migrating, either internally (Madrid, the Basque Country or anywhere near the coast) or externally (Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Switzerland, the USA...), which leads to a big Leonese diaspora elsewhere in Spain, especially in Madrid where around 80k people born in the province of León live (that's around 20% of the current province population and bigger than León's second biggest city, Ponferrada, which boasts 65k inhabitants). And our case isn't even the worst one. Other provinces, like Soria, Segovia, Teruel, Huesca, Zamora, Palencia, Cuenca or Cáceres actually have more people living outside their provinces than in their own provinces. And this is a small, yet big, difference. Just so you can figure out, for someone from demographically-thriving (not necessarily economically-thriving though) Andalusia or Valencia, places like Sanlúcar de Barrameda or Dénia are "pueblos" (villages). Yet for someone from the Emptied Spain like me, they sound like decent-sized cities, bigger than several province capitals. Hell, for someone from Seville, a place like Dos Hermanas might be a "pueblo", yet it's more populated than any interior province capital except perhaps Valladolid.
@unanec 2 жыл бұрын
That's because we in mediterranean regions don't call cities and towns because of their size but because of their importance. Per example in Catalonia l'Hospitalet is often considered a town yet it has more inhabitants than some entire provinces. There are only a few cities with a city identity. In Catalonia i think we have like barely 10 cities de jure
@aluminiumknight4038 2 жыл бұрын
That's brutal centralization..
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