Madrid

Photo: Santiago Lopez-Pastor, Bulevar de la Naturaleza Madrid is the capital of Spain. What would locals like visitors to know about the city? Google Maps goo.gl/maps 2019 Climate COP 25 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 …

Teruel

Photo: Jocelyn Erskine-Kellie, La Escalinata Wikipedia: Teruel is a city in Aragon, located in eastern Spain, and is also the capital of Teruel Province. It has a population of 35,675 in 2014 making it the least populated provincial capital in the country. It is noted for its harsh climate, with a very big daily variation …

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

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 …

Barcelona

Photo: Ajuntament Barcelona, Dalí A cosmopolitan home to 1.5 million, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. Natural World Barcelona is located on the Iberian Peninsula’s Mediterranean coast on a plateau bordered by the Colllserola mountain range and the Llobregat and Besòs rivers. Parc Natural de Collserola Parc Natural …

Santiago de Compostela

Photo: Santiago Lopez-Pastor, Museo do Pobo Galego, Convento de Santo Domingo de Bonaval Santiago de Compostela is a World Heritage City, pilgrimage destination, and cultural capital. This week the town hosts this year’s International Society for Ethnology and Folklore Congress. International Society for Ethnology and Folklore 2019 Congress Background Capital of Galicia, Santiago is also …

Spain Links = Ligas a España

Spain Flag Links related to Spain (España) presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @EcoturSpain @el_pais @atasteofspain @Iberia_en @buenosviajeros @visiting_spain @SpainCultureUSA @ElSoldAntequera @thespainreport @turismoruralru 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 …

World Heritage Cities in Spain

Logo Spotlight on World Heritage cities in Spain (Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de España): Key Links http://www.ciudadespatrimonio.org Sala de Prensa Turismo Facebook YouTube @GrupoCPHE Grupo Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de España Mayors: Our cities’ declaration as UNESCO World Heritage Cities is an honor and an international distinction and, at the same time, a …

Galicia

Galicia Flag Galicia is an autonomous community in northwestern Spain along the Atlantic and Bay of Biscay. Santiago de Compostela The capital is Santiago de Compostela, destination for those following the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. Language Two languages are official and widely used today in Galicia: Galician and Spanish. Galician is a Romance language …