SPANISH (SPANYOL)


SPANISH (SPANYOL) - Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spain: Reino de España) is a country in southwestern Europe, along with Portugal, are found in the Iberian Peninsula. Spain land boundaries with Europe is the Pyrenees with France and Andorra. Its territory also comprises the towns of Ceuta and Melilla in North Africa, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, and various islands in the Mediterranean Sea.

The region of Spain also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco, plus the Chafarinas Islands, Alboran, Alhucemas, Vélez de la Gomera and other small islands including the Perejil. In addition, the city is an exclave of Llívia, Spain is located in the territory of France. With an area of 505.992 square kilometres (195.365 square miles), Spain is the country's second-largest in Western Europe and the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe.



Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. It was under Roman rule around 200 BC, after the territory was named Hispania. In the Middle Ages it was conquered by the Germanic tribes and then by the Moors to the South. Spain emerged as a unified State in the 15th century, following the marriage of the Catholic Monarchs and the completion of the conquest for centuries, or the Reconquista, the peninsula from the Moors in 1492. Spain became the Empire's global influence on the early modern period, became one of the first to colonize the new world and leave a legacy of more than 500 million speakers of Spain today, making it the second most spoken first language in the world.

Spain is a democracy organised in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is the developed countries with the largest economy in the world with the thirteenth nominal GDP. Spain also has a high standard of living with the tenth highest quality of life index rating in the world in 2005. It is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the OECD, and the WTO.

There are some places that should be visited if it is in the city of Spain:
  • La Concha

La Concha in San Sebastian is one of the best beaches in Europe, especially in Spain. At this beach you can surf, walk along the balcony to find good restaurants and enjoy the beautiful views. La Concha is surrounded by steep cliffs and Islands in the vicinity. Here visitors can play surfing, take a walk on the beach and enjoy the atmosphere of a typical Spain green trees. La Concha is one of the attractions in Spain. If you have the opportunity to travel to Spain is not complete it is like if you don't stop at La Concha.

In La Concha you can see some spectacular places that could be seen across the Bay toward the small island, among the tree-lined from Santa Clara. With soft sand, beautiful scenery and clean, as well as the waters of the Atlantic that are clearly visible from the beach. But La Concha is long enough and wide enough for you to find a quiet place dandamai, even at the height of the holiday season. La Concha will be as you would expect from a coastal town, with excellent facilities, with plenty of sunbeds and a locker room. With a combination of culture and natural beauty, La Concha is one of the best beaches you will get in a city, and attractions in Spain this is the most popular Beach in Europe.
  • Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic Church in Barcelona, and one of the attractions in Spain the most visited in Spain. The Church designed by Antoni Gaudi, a Catalan architect who worked on this project for nearly 40 years until his death in 1926. The remarkable Church is worth a visit. You can visit the cellars where Antoni Gaudí is buried in the middle of the transept and the nave are like giant, tree-like pillars and dome are spectacular. A museum that tells the history of the Church and tells the story of the famous architect. You can also visit the Tower, Elevator, and walking will take you to the top of the tower where you can get a beautiful view over the city of Barcelona.
  • Real Palacio

The Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is the official residence of the King of Madrid, Spain, although it is only used for State ceremonies. The Royal Palace was built between 1738-1755 by King Carlos III, and he settled in the Palace in 1764. Royal Palace of Madrid is considered one of the finest palaces in Europe.

Real Palacio is the largest Palace in Europe, with an area of the floor of the Palace has an area of 135,000 square meters (1.450.000 sq ft) of floorspace and has 3418 room. The Interior of the Palace is an important thing for the richness of the art of Spain, in terms of the use of all types of fine materials in the construction and decoration of the room with works of art of all kinds, such as paintings by artists such as Caravaggio, Velázquez and Francisco de Goya and wall painting by Corrado Giaquinto, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Anton Raphael Mengs. Other collections that are stored in the building is the Armory, Porcelain, clocks, Furniture and silver. So if it feels unseemly sights in Spain is in nobatkan as the largest Palace in Europe.
  • Al Hambra Palace

This Palace was built in the 14th century by the sultan of the Banu. Al Hambra was a palace complex, the heritage the golden age Andalusia which is located on a hill on the edge of the town of the province of Granada, Southern Spain, Andalusia region. The Alhambra is also one of the top cultural footage ever achieved by Europe. Al Hambra palace complex that was around 1300 years, and used to be a settlement by as much as forty thousand people, complete with housing, schools and parks and their gardens. Al Hambra Palace has now become one of the tourist spots in Spain and has a lot of visitors coming to the Granada only to see an auxiliary Palace of the Alhambra.

  • Aqueduct of Segovia
This ancient aqueduct carries water throughout the 16 km (10 mi) from the river Frio to Segovia and is built from granite blocks large 24,000 without the use of mortar. This aqueduct was built around 50 AD, and still provide water for the city in the 20th century. Aqueduct of Segovia currently has become one of the tourist attractions in Spain.

This aqueduct is located on the Iberian Peninsula and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Waterways are the major architectural landmarks in the city. This continues to function until now, in good condition and well maintained.
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