As an Iraqi my perception of Spain (and Portugal too) is extremely negative.
Look up what they did to Morocco in the North (Ceuta, Tangiers, Melilla) and what they did to Canary Islands. Complete genocide, they have colonies in Africa to this day as well. Also complete hypocrite who expelled all their Muslims/Arabs along with Jews but are only allowing Jews to have a right to return apologizing for the ""Reconquista"" but all the North Africans are left out, when it was them who built that civilization. They can't even give back Ceuta.
They have done horrible things to African and Native Americans, crimes against a group of people that has rarely if ever been matched in human history
I find the civilizations contribution to the culture and human history to be much lower than what their grip extended.
Very fascist in mistreating their ethnic minorities (Catalonians and Basques) and have a similar enemy mentality to the entire Arab world to this day
They're an unproductive welfare economy where the people enjoy a standard of living much higher than they contribute, with high unemployment. When I visited it I didn't think it was very clean either.
I also read it is a country with the highest amount of infidelity and promiscuity. Such loose morals are not attractive to me either
Also the language in Spain sucks compared to how the Latinos speak it, I found the food to not be very good, the Spanish Empire was even more brutal than the British one, the style/aesthetic doesn't please me, etc. the only positive thing I can say about it is that their descendant countries in the New World have produced very vibrant and diverse locales, only possible DESPITE the problematic Spanish influence not because of itPost too long. Click here to view the full text.