They are the inventors of the Spanish language and the Spanish headdesk (which afflicts most people who must learn about it). Like most normal countries, Spain has a large public sector, including a National Health Service.
Gay marriage is legal in Spain. Cannabis is also legal in Spain though it's a bit complicated and if the police want an excuse to cause you problems over cannabis they can. 
Dictatorship and inquisition
They also unfortunately developed the Spanish Inquisition. Spain was traditionally strongly Roman Catholic. They react against that sometimes now, claiming they were just kidding.