Articles about Spain

Spain Today
Spain currently has a population of over 40 million habitants. It is the 3rd largest country in land mass and the fifth largest in population in Western Europe. The official language is, of course, Spanish (Castellano), however Catalan, Galician, and Basque are also spoken in parts of the country. Spanish Government The government is a  [...]
Toledo, Spain
The historic city of Toledo Spain was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, and by the Spanish authorities a monumental city, a historic-artistic ensemble. Toledo is a medieval city of narrow winding streets that sits on a small hill and is enclosed on three sides by the river Tajo. Looking out into the narrow  [...]
The Town of Nerja and its Cave
Nerja is located by the sea, at a distance of around 50 kilometers from Malaga. It lies on the N340 coastal highway region. Nerja demarcates the easternmost point of Costa del Sol, Málaga. The town holds 12000 inhabitants in recent times where as earlier it used to be just an insignificant fishing area. 16 kilometers  [...]
The Remarkable Walled City of Cuenca
Cuenca is the capital of the province Cuenca. It is located in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha in Central Spain. The city of Cuenca comprises just about a quarter of the population of the province at approximately 53,000 in 2007. It was believed that its name may have been derived from the Latin word conca;which mean  [...]
The Majestic City of Aranjuez in its Entire Splendor
Aranjuez is a city located in the southern region of the Autonomous Community of Madrid in central Spain.  It is found 48 km. south of the city of Madrid between the rivers of Tagus and Jarama. The city of Aranjuez is composed of 8 districts – Centro, Foso, La Montaña, Las Aves, Moreras, Nuevo Aranjuez,  [...]
The City of Oropesa and Its Castles
Oropesa is located on the western section of the area and is one of the most well known Toledo cities. The region of the city that boasts of historical culture and heritage is drawn as a rectangular setting and it comprises of many gorgeous social and sacred structures. A couple of adjacent castles surround the  [...]
Seville, Spain
Seville, the capital of the Andalusia autonomous community, lies in the Guadalquivir valley. Because of its mild climate (mainly Mediterranean with Oceanic influences), Seville’s Winters are cool, Springs and Falls enjoy quite pleasant temperatures whereas Summers are very hot. With its 702.000 inhabitants, Seville is the fourth most populated city in Spain after Madrid, Barcelona  [...]
Segovia, Spain
Segovia is a Spanish city and the capital of Segovia province, which is in Castile-Leon. It takes an hour to reach Segovia from the Madrid’s north, and is at 40057 N, and 4010 W. There are 55,586 numbers of people living in Segovia’s municipality. Primarily an Arevaci town, it was merged with the province of  [...]
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
The name of this Galician city Compostela comes from the Latin words ‘campus stellae’ which means ‘field of the star’. Consisting of the strong grey granite and mica, the area has what could be considered an un-Spain-like climate producing continual showers. The local university keeps the streets and the bars of Santiago de Compostela full  [...]
Places to Visit in the City of Sigüenza
Sigüenza or in Latin Segontia which means “dominating over the valley” is a city located in the province of Guadalajara in Spain. It is approximately 130 km. from Madrid and strategically positioned to control the Henares Heights and the valleys of the Rivers Dulce and Salado. Sigüenza generally experience a Mediterranean climate throughout the year.  [...]
Pamplona, Spain
Founded by Pompey of Rome on the Arga River, Pamplona, which means ‘city’, has been an important city in the history of Navarra, Spain. It has been conquered by Arabs, Vascones, and Moors. Pamplona sits on a beautiful fertile plain with the nickname ‘The Gateway of Spain’. Today it is a wealthy, modern, university city  [...]
Merida, Spain
In 25 BC, Publio Carisio, working under orders from Caesar Octavio Augusto, created the city of Mérida, then known as Emérita Augusta, as a retirement colony for veterans of the successful Cántabras wars (Spanish Campaign). The location for this walled city was chosen due to its position in the heart of the Roman dominated Lusitania  [...]
The Island of Mallorca, Spain
Being an island with medieval monasteries on its north coast, antique towns and villages on its central plain, a beautiful countryside and mild climate, it is no wonder Mallorca has become the settling ground for many famous artists. To the east stretches ‘Es Pla’, an agricultural plain that fills out the center of the island  [...]
Madrid, the capital of Spain
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a young, lively, and cosmopolitan city. Going back in time to its possible origins-and we say possible origins because of the lack of information regarding the birth of the city-we could talk about a probable attempt by the Arab world to dominate it. This is reflected in various art  [...]
La Isla Blanca, Ibiza, Spain
The main spoken language in the islands is a dialect of Catalan. The Island ‘s history dates back to to trade development troughout the Mediterranian where the main island was made a staging port for ships returing to Africa. It has a history of conquest including Phoenicians, Greeks, Corinthians, Moors, and Catalans. Islanders have a  [...]
Granada, Spain
Granada has been inhabited from ancient times; we know this because of the faint imprints that were left behind by her prehistoric founders. In the history of this city, the remains of the first inhabitants have become of lesser importance than those of later events. The Romans and the Visigoths occupied Granada up to the  [...]
Cordoba, Spain
The Moorish city of Córdoba is a quiet and beautiful city with narrow white streets and patios full of geraniums. Having been conquered by the Moors in 711, Cordoba was declared Al-Andalus and rose to be the largest in Europe before eventually falling to the Christians in 1236. Cordoba is well known for sophisticated and  [...]
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and one of the Mediterranean ‘s busiest ports. It’s a very innovative and metropolitan city with a population of 1.510.000 originally founded by the Carthaginians. The area was eventually invaded by the Visigoths and the Muslims until being expulsed by northern armies. Boasting many historical monuments and unique modern  [...]