The flag of Spain features three horizontal bands (top and
bottom) with a yellow band in the middle. The coat of arms on the Spanish flag
includes the royal seal framed by the Pillars of Hercules, which represent Gibraltar
and Ceuta on either side of the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar.
urban legend holds that the colors of the flag of Spain derive from the bullfight
arena - with the red representing the bullfighter´s blood and the yellow
the sand of the arena - but this has no basis in fact. The colors of the flag
of Spain were chosen as they were the colors of King Ferdinand´s own coat
current Spanish flag dates from the 1970s. To go to a website that discusses earlier
Spanish flags, click here.
a printable PDF version of the Spanish flag, click here. If you prefer, right
click the link, and download the PDF file directly to your hard drive.
Here to see flags of Spain, in every format from stickers, to desktop miniature
Spanish flags, to large display flags of Spain, that you can buy.