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A closer look at the Kingdom of Spain...

The bridge to Cuenca, SpainThe bridge to Cuenca, Spain.

The Kingdom of Spain is a country of contrasts and rich culture. When you travel across this land from North to South, or East to West the landscape and even languages change. There are 4 different languages which are Castilian Spanish (Spoken all over Spain), Catalan (Spoken in Catalonia, Valencia and on the Balearic Islands), Galician (Spoken in Galicia) and Basque (Spoke in the Basque Country). Not forgetting to mention the varied gastronomy and wines of each region. There are a total of 17 different autonomous regions in Spain (Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y Leon, Catalonia, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra, La Rioja and Valencia.) each of which are really like their own little country. Travelling thru north you will see Green Spain,  lush in nature and a great place for outdoor activities. Important routes travel across the north like the Camino de Santiago (Pilgrimage Way of St. James) an excellent way to get to know the regions since it starts just over the border in France and ends all the way west in Santiago de Compostela. Food and wine is abundant in the North-western corner of Spain. Tasting the seafood and Albariño wines is a must when in Galicia. Southern Spain offers a bit more sun and historic landmark cities like; Seville, Cordoba, Granada, etc… Here you will see the Moorish influence and typical image of Spain with the Flamenco dancing, bullfights, etc… The Balearic and Canary Islands are exotic paradises’ to enjoy the sea and island way of life. Discover Spain for yourself, there is so much to see and do that you will have to come back many times to see it all!

Madrid the Vibrant Capital City of Spain...

Madrid at Night, The Cibeles Fountain and Puerta de Toledo, SpainMadrid at Night, The Cibeles Fountain and Puerta de Toledo, Spain.

The capital of Spain, located in the heart of the peninsula and right in the center of de Castilian plain 646 meters above sea level, has a population of over three millions. A busy business center, headquarters for the Public Administration, Government, Spanish Parliament and the home of the Spanish Royal Family, Madrid also plays a major role in both the banking and industrial sectors. Most industry is located on the southern fringe of the city; where important textile, food and metal working factories are clustered . Madrid is characterized by intense cultural and artistic activity and a very lively nightlife.


Barcelona a Modern and Cosmopolitan City of Spain...

Barcelona's Paseo de Gracia, Spain.Barcelona's Paseo de Gracia, Spain.

Barcelona is a city that is always reinventing itself. The wave of urban renewal leading up to the Olympic Games of 1992, which virtually changed the face of the city was but the latest step in a process that started when the Carthaginians and Romans settled here two thousand years ago. The high priest of modernist architecture, Antoni Gaudi, belongs to a distinguished line of creators who over the generations have endowed Barcelona with the world's most curious mixture of styles. Fine food, fashion, opera, nightlife, street theatre, art... Barcelona is all of this and more, a city that holds surprises for everyone.


Vigo a City of the Sea...

Vigo City and Samil Beach from the BayView of Vigo City and Samil Beach from the Bay

Vigo is a good combination of a bay "with which, in many respects, none other in the world can compare" (G. Borrow) and maritime industrial infrastructure (shipyards, canneries, fishing port, etc.) explains the rapid growth of this city since the end of the 19th Century. Today it is the most populous city of Galicia. It has splendid parks, museums, a zoo and beaches. It still has the small old sailing quarter of O Berbés. Castrelos Park, surely the most beautiful municipal park in all Galicia, is home the Quiñones de León Manor Museum, now the city museum.




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