Why Are Spaniards so Obsessed With Window Shutters?

Spain enjoys plenty of hours of sunshine. The opportunity to have light-filled homes is available the majority of the year, yet homes are often completely shut off to natural light. Why are Spaniards so obsessed with window shutters?

Afraid of the light?

It seems like Spaniards are afraid of light. As a foreigner living in Spain this is one of the first things one notices. When walking or driving either in a big city or a quaint village one will notice that almost all of the homes will have their shutters drawn.

Darkness even in winter 

Most shutters in Spain are kept closed all year. Even in the winter months when it’s not so hot. Many expats living in Spain are...

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