Traditional Spanish clothing is usually reserved for special events such as religious events and parades. Some of the most common pieces worn are the mantilla, the peineta, and the gilet. The mantilla is a traditional Spanish veil that is worn during religious celebrations such as Spanish weddings. It is a light lace or silk scarf that is worn over the head or shoulders on a high comb and held in place by pins.
The peineta is a large decorative comb placed in the hair to hold up the mantilla. It is usually tortoiseshell colored with a curved body and long prongs to increase height.
The gilet is a sleeveless jacket, much like a waistcoat. gilets are used for warmth outdoors.
Visitors can generally expect a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Similarly mild and seasonable, autumn is an ideal time to spend outdoors, but it is more likely to rain in the fall than in the spring. Since part of the summer is pleasant and part of it is blistering hot, summer in Spain is often split into two seasons.