Miracle of Empel at the Battle of Empel, Eighty Years War- A Spanish soldier who was digging a battle trench around the Empel church found a painting representing Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Spanish troops interpreted the discovery as a sign from God, and had the painting put on the Spanish flag for worship.
Spain Fun Facts Spain is an eclectic and beautiful country. Spain was ruled from 1939 to 1975 by Dictator Francisco Franco. This regime wanted to unify Spain and outlaw regional languages and promoting the Roman Catholic Church.