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 …

Spain Links

Spain 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 …

Fitur

Logo FITUR – http://fituronline.com – is a global meeting point for tourism professionals and the leading trade fair for inbound and outboundIbero American markets. Key Links fituronline.com @fitur_madrid Flickr Facebook YouTube – Playlists 2019 Responsible tourism prize Embedded Tweets Participa #Oaxaca en la Feria Internacional de Turismo 2017 https://t.co/LbdXm5KBAA @fitur_madrid @GobOax @SECTUR_mx @VisitMex pic.twitter.com/nyxzRLA7tT — …

Seville

Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of Andalucia. Andalucia was occupied by Moors for about 800 years. Seville was the home of famous and infamous figures of history, the legendary “Don Juan” started from here to conquer the hearts of women across all Europe, while Columbus …

Zaragoza, Spain

Photo: Jordi Payà, Sculpture Sculpture made by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa Zaragoza is famous for its folklore, local gastronomy, and landmarks such as the Basílica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljafería Palace. Together with La Seo and the Aljafería, several other buildings form part of the Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon which is a …

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 …

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 …

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: …