1519 – 2019

Poster In 2019 Planeta.com spotlights the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés. Updates to include links to headlines and features, videos and presentations and virtual tours of the places visited during 1519. A special shoutout to Colibri winner Marlene …

Hernán Cortés

Photo: Sergio Lubezky, Veracruz Casa In 2019 Planeta.com spotlights the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés. Elsewhere on the Web https://www.economist.com/christmas-specials/2014/12/17/on-the-trail-of-hernan-cortes https://www.history.com/topics/exploration/hernan-cortes https://www.tripline.net/trip/The_Journey_of_Hernan_Cortes-5214410504011006B049B37101E423CE Wikipedia: Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca; 1485 – December …

Spain Links

Flag Links related to Spain presented in somewhat random fashion: Recommended Listening Who invented the corridor and why? – The corridor has an interesting architectural history – very different from a pathway and a hallway. So when did a corridor come into existence and why? Rilke in Ronda – In late 1912, German poet Rainer …

Salamanca

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, 2018 view Salamanca is a city in northwestern Spain that is the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the community of Castile and León. The city lies on several hills by the Tormes River. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Questions What would locals like …

Barcelona Links

Barcelona Flag Links related to Barcelona presented in mostly random fashion Headlines http://www.totemtourism.com/this-weeks-news-and-views/barcelonas-new-mayor-to-curb-unsustainable-tourism http://thebreathingforest.com/guide-to-barcelona The Battle of Barcelona: Pissed Off Residents Vs Drunk, Naked Tourists – @SamShepEdwards http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/an-architectural-tour-of-the-sagrada-familia/6361664 Naked Italians Spark Protests http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/02/16-maps-that-explain-barcelona/385117 http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2014/04/tourism-ruining-barcelona/8918 http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/travel/travel_to_eat/cooking-schools-and-markets-in-barcelona-spain.shtml Vecinos de lugares turísticos narran cómo les afecta vivir rodeados de turistas en verano News https://www.lavanguardia.com Recommended Listening Iconic Buildings: …

Spain

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Picos de Europa Spain is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula and is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay and to the northwest and west by the …

Oviedo, Spain

Places Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial center of the region. It is also the name of the municipality that contains the city. Oviedo is located approximately 20 km (12 mi) to 25 km (16 mi) south of neighboring cities Gijón and Avilés, …

Madrid

Postcard Madrid is the capital of Spain. Natural world Madrid is located on the Manzanares River. Madrid has a number of city parks, including Parque del Buen Retiro located downtown and near the Prado Museum. Once outside Madrid, the park is now entirely surrounded by the city. Cultural World Museo Reina Sofia, Santa Isabel #52 …

Toledo, Spain

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Vista de Toledo desde el Parador de Toledo Toledo is a city and municipality located in central Spain; it is the capital of the province of Toledo and the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha. Toledo was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive monumental and cultural heritage. …