You may be amazed at all there is to do when travelling around Malagna Spain. You may find this metropolis on the Costa del Sol, which is near the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll benefit from the beautiful heat Mediterranean weather and local weather of this area. Everyone of course loves to visit in the summertime when the weather is sweet and scorching, however as effectively visiting within the Winter months can be quite pleasant too as a result of close to perfect mild temperatures that you’ll experience.
After all summer season is the busiest in this space of Spain, so you’ll want to be speedy about making your reservations to make sure you get the most effective offers on flights, inns, and even rental automobiles if want be. When you do need to lease an automobile you can actually achieve this proper on the airport at arrival, if not you’ll be able to rent a car service which will drive you to your vacation spot lodge and likewise bring you again to the airport on the end of the trip. However, ready till you get there, particularly in the summer will not be really helpful being that it’s such a busiest time, it’s possible you’ll get caught (actually).
There’s actually no shortage of issues to do while you go to around the area of Costa del Sol and Malaga Spain. Read the rest of this entry »
The History of Spain and Peru is the story of two very vibrant cultures colliding. Spain has its mix of European and Ottoman architecture and music. Peru has its own colorful native South American history of music, art and agriculture. The Influence of Spain is strong through this area, as with all of South America, but you can still see the roots of each culture in what is now modern day Peru. The people of the region are proud of both influences and a culture of its own has evolved from them both. Since the year 2000, Peru has undergone unprecedented economic growth. It is enjoying a renewed tourist industry as well as an agricultural boost. Peruvian music is popular worldwide.
Peru is certainly a popular location, not just for tourists wondering what is going on now, but also what was there in the past. The there are numerous ruins from the Incan culture. These have been one of Peru’s most cherished national treasures. One such set of ruins, Machu Picchu discovered in 1910 is considered the most undisturbed sight, bearing the fewest scars of the Spanish conquest, or the modern age. This is an ideal place to visit and start to disseminate the differences of the two cultures and understand their origins. This sight has been credited for being an agricultural study area for Incan crops, also a crop irrigation marvel that was years ahead of any European systems of the same era. Read the rest of this entry »
St. Pete Beach, Florida, formally known as St. Petersburg, Florida, is a quaint tourist destination on the west side or gulf coast of Florida. The downtown area is centered on Corey Avenue where there are many restaurants and bars. For those who like to shop whether a tourist or not there are also quite a few shops to feed your habit. Take a trip and join in the fun. You can relax at a St Pete Beach Florida resort or hotel.
The Lewis and Clark expedition traveled thought the northwest region looking for the Northwest Passage. By 1811 people started navigate the Columbia River and companies such as the North West Company, the Pacific Fur Company, and the Hudson’s Bay Company were dominating the Pacific Northwest. The resources of this area are still plentiful and a very important aspect of the region not just for business, but for tourism as well. The beauty of the Pacific Northwest no matter the season is an attraction like no other. If you want to relax or have a wilderness experience come travel to Oregon and see what is has to offer.
Scuba dive in the Florida Keys the way it should be by scheduling some time at the Ocean Quest Dive Center. Check out their website and find all the information you need about equipment, accessories, tip and tricks, safety and much more. Ocean Quest also has an academy for training and aid training as well as learning about the history of diving and the vast underworld of the waters off the coast of Florida. Learn the latest and greatest techniques at Ocean Quest and let your scuba diving experience be the best possible one yet.
The Cibeles fountain (better known simply as the people of Madrid’s Cibeles) in the city is Spanish in Madrid , in the plaza of the same name . He settled in 1782 in the Salón del Prado , near the Palacio de Buenavista , facing the fountain of Neptune (now at the center of the Plaza de Canovas del Castillo , in the Paseo del Prado near the Palacio de Villahermosa , current Thyssen Museum -Bornemisza , and the Hotel Palace ). Includes the Read the rest of this entry »
El Campo Del Moro is a city garden in Spanish in Madrid . Declared a historic-artistic interest in 1931 , occupies a surface of about 20 acres, extending from east to west, from the western facade of the Palacio Real to the Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto. From north to south with its boundaries set by the Cuesta de San Vicente (north side) and the Cuesta de la Vega and the Park of Athens (south side).
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The Teatro Real (literally Royal Theatre) or simply El Real (as it is known colloquially), is a major opera house located in Madrid, Spain.
Europe is literally littered with palaces spanning the medieval era and beyond and Spain is no exception to this trend. However, Read the rest of this entry »
The hallmark of any great city is its urban park! Commonly located at the center of its core, urban parks play a significant role in providing traffic-choked cities with much-needed green lungs. As well as recreation, sporting and cultural venues for residents and visitors alike. Here’s a look at some of the larger urban parks from across the world, as seen in through the lens of Google Earth.
The Buen Retiro Park (Jardines del Buen Retiro or Parque del Buen Retiro, literally “Gardens” or “Park of the Pleasant Retreat”, or simply El Retiro) is the largest park of the city of Madrid, Spain. Read the rest of this entry »
The Plaza Mayor was built during the Habsburg period and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain. It is located only a few Spanish blocks away from another famous plaza, the Puerta Del Sol.
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Plaza de España (or “Spain Square” in English) is one of Madrid’s largest and most popular squares of tourist destination, located in central Madrid, Spain, at the western end of the beautiful Gran Vía. It is one of Madrid’s busiest streets. It features a large fountain and famous monument to honoring the Spanish writer Miguel de Read the rest of this entry »
Madrid is well-known for the variety and character of its districts. They each have an individual identity and lifestyle that cannot be found anywhere else in the city. However, there are certain places that are a must-see in Madrid.We have selected 5 must-see places in the city; Read the rest of this entry »
The Royal Palace of Madrid (also known as the Palacio de Oriente) is the official residence of Juan Carlos I , King of Spain. It is considered the largest royal palace in Western Europe in terms of area, with 135,000 m² and more than 3418 rooms. It houses a valuable historical and artistic heritage, among which is the Palatine Stradivarius quintet, the world’s largest collection of these instruments, as well as very important collections of other artistic disciplines.
El Palacio de Real is really a suburb of Madrid and is on the way to the airport, only about 10 km from the city. This palace used to be Franco’s residence for 35 years until his death in 1975 and is still surrounded by a large military base.
The palace was built originally as a hunting pavilion in the 15th century on a piece of land that spreads 80 square kilometers (31 square miles). In the 16th century Carlos I ordered to refurbish the oldest of the buildings. Carlos III ordered to make the palace bigger and spent from January through March here hunting and living here with his family (he had 12 children, all with the same queen).
Its construction began in 1738, according to architect’s plans Filippo Juvara, significantly modified by his pupil Juan Bautista Sachetti. Juvara was inspired by Bernini’s unrealized project for the Palais du Louvre in 1665. This background made the general arrangement of the volumes as well as the configuration of the building as a function of not only royal residence, but also courteous to all their different needs, while taking into account the administrative facilities.
Francesco Sabatini, who was the architect of Palacio Real in Madrid and many other royal palaces, used the older part of the building as a base, and built a replica of the courtyard on the other side of the building, so now there is the courtyard of the Habsburgs that is the courtyard that you enter the building through, and the courtyard of the Bourbons, the replica of the first, on the opposite site.
It was the habitual residence of the kings of Spain until 1931. It continue to be held the main receptions, official events and ceremonies of state, while the private residence of the royal family’s Zarzuela Palace, where the current kings settled after their marriage in 1962 to give King Juan Carlos I to live at the Royal Palace. Charles III was the first monarch to continuously inhabited the palace.
The last monarch who lived in the palace of Alfonso XIII was continuous, although Manuel Azana, president of the Second Republic, also dwelt on it, making it the last head of state who did. During that period was known as the National Palace. There is still a room next to the Royal Chapel, which is known by the name of “Dispatch Azaña.” Another of the names used to refer to the building is the Palacio de Oriente, this name comes from the square which bears one of the balconies of the palace, the Plaza de Oriente, which is also the Teatro Real.
Inside the Palace
Its exterior walls consist of two parts: a base pad at the base and above it, provides a two-story upper body with a series of giant Tuscan pilasters at the center as well as the salient angles of the four facades, pillars composite order, the building is topped with a cornice and balustrade. In the main facade (south side), 130 meters long by 33 tall, extends an open space that forms the Plaza de Armas, similar to the burning castle. The palace has a total of 870 windows and 240 balconies that open onto walls and patio.
Located on the main floor of the palace’s south side, between the Throne Room and the Hall of Gasparini. Its considerable size and its three windows and balconies that directly overlook the Armory Square, made this stay one of the most important quarter of the King Carlos III.
In fact, this was “part where the king ate,” and as this act was important for the court ceremonial, the parlor had to be extended at the expense of a small adjoining room. In the early 1760′s, Carlos III commissioned to design and stucco Italian painter Matthias Gasparini, along with the adjoining antechamber and the famous hall of the southwest tower.
Gasparini completed work on the walls hung tapestries of the series of David, Solomon and Absalom, which were woven at the Royal Tapestry Factory in Madrid. Little remains of its original design, as during the reign of Charles IV and his son Ferdinand VII were introduced decorative neoclassical style empire.Only preserved stucco decorations in place in 1763 Juan Bautista Andreoli, as instructed by Francisco Sabatini, and ceiling frescoes painted by Antonio Rafael Mengs (1728-1779) with the representation-driven to the temple of immortality their virtues and military victories.
The Palacio Real’s outhouses
The palace outbuildings and annexes include the recently refurbished Armeria Real (Royal Armoury), a huge room full of guns, swords and armour, with curh curiosities as the suit of ammour worn by Carlos V in his equestrian portrait by Titian in the Prado.
Especially fascinating are the complete sets of armour, with all the original spare parts and gadgets for making adjustments. There is also an eighteenth-century Farmacia, a curious mixture of alchemist’s den and laboratory, whose walls are lined with jars labelled for various remedies.The Biblioteca Real (Royal Library) can now only be visited by prior arrangement for research purposes.
The gardens of Palacio Real
Immediately north of the palace, the Jardines, Sabatini provide a shady retreat and venue for summer concerts, while to the rear the larger, and far more beautiful, park of the Campo del Moro (April-Sept Mon-Sat 10arn-8pm, Sun 9am-8pm; Oct-March Mon-Sat 70am-6pm, Sun 9am-6pm; occasional closed for state visits; access only from the far west side off the Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto) affords shady walks and a splendid view of the western facade of the palace.
Since the times of Ferdinand VII this palace was the official residence of Spanish kings, because it was close to the city and well guarded by the military (still is).
You can get here by bus #601 from Moncloa or by car. If you go by car, go along Gran Via through Plaza de Espana in the direction of A-6 (A Coruna), go through the arch on Moncloa, follow M-30 to the exit to El Pardo, after the exit follow the signs. You will pass Zarzuela, La Quinta, and keep going until you see the sign for the Palacio Real. If you know where you are going, it will take you 20 minutes, if you don’t but just follow the signs, it will take you 30 minutes. But don’t worry, you won’t get lost.
The palace has only guided tours, and if you want an English-speaking guide, you may have to wait. Nowadays heads of state from foreign countries stay here when they come to Spain for official visits.
The Alcázar of Segovia, like many fortifications in Spain, started off as an Arab fort, but little of that structure remains. The Alcázar of Segovia (literally, Segovia Castle) is a stone fortification, located in the old city of Segovia, Spain. Rising out on a rocky crag above the confluence of the rivers Eresma and Read the rest of this entry »
The Alcázar of Seville (Spanish “Reales Alcázares de Sevilla” or “Royal Alcazars of Seville”) is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally a Moorish fort.
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El Palacio de Liria is a large building of XVIII century, residence of the House of Alba in Madrid and principal of his art collection and its archive, both of extraordinary value. Located in the numbers of the current 20-22 Princess Street , in an area formerly known as “Quarter of the Afflicted.” In this mansion that is the largest private house in Madrid (3,500 m2) and their gardens are the only privately owned listed highlighted in green in all levels of the city.
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El Palacio de las Dueñas is a city building in Spanish in Sevilla ( Andalusia ) and currently sits on the House of Alba . It was built between the XV and XVI and is a major historic homes in the city of great architectural and artistic for their valuable content. In this place was born the famous poet Antonio Machado .
The palace was founded by the family Pineda , who they had to sell in the years 1484 to Doña Catalina de Ribera money for urgent needs: they must pay a ransom by Don Juan de Pineda, taken prisoner by the Moors. The building became the property of the House of Alba after the marriage of the V Marchioness of Villanueva del Rio with the Duke of Alba IV . Here was born Carlos Falco , Marques de Griñón and Marquis Castelmoncayo ( Grandee of Spain ).
Its name comes from the monastery of Santa Maria de las Dueñas, which 1248 became known as Company of Dueñas , whose nuns were in charge of serving Queens and wives of kings San Fernando and Alfonso X el Sabio . This building was in the periphery and was destroyed in 1868 . It has been renovated over the centuries XVIII and XIX .
The palace has many courtyards and buildings and offers several architectural styles: Gothic, Mudejar and Renaissance, containing samples and details with touches of Seville in the bricks, shingles, tiles, whitewashed and ceramics .It is decorated with mosaics, tiles, roof tiles and bricks with a touch of Seville, just as the House of Pilate , a picturesque Andalusian patio. In the arc of the main entrance to the palace you can see the shield of the Duchy of Alba in tile seventeenth century.
It has a typical Andalusian courtyard , like the House Pilate, and dominates the great outdoors, showing the majesty of a whole.
Behind the garden leads to a beautiful courtyard surrounded by arches with columns of white marble, adorned with pillars holding platerescos, plateresco a frieze showing too. On top of this gallery with arches built another Mudejar style.On this gallery with arches built another Mudejar style. The palace has at the bottom to one side of the gallery, a chapel, whose high altar is adorned with ceramic tiles and typically Seville.
Upstairs is a luxurious salon gold octagonal roof and paneled ceiling. The palace has undergone several reforms in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and its main attraction is the art collection it houses. In one of its rooms Antonio Machado was born and lived.
At the entrance to the palace you can see the shield of the Duchy of Alba in tile manufacturing Triana of the seventeenth century or eighteenth century, in the main arch.
The arc west of the courtyard in the lower galleries giving access to the building that was used as a chapel of the palace, also is Plateresque. The altar of the chapel contains several tiles with metallic reflections, typical of the sixteenth century Seville ceramics.
Climbing the top floor of the palace dominates a room whose ceiling is of octagonal shape of alfarje gold, sits on a painted frieze in the Renaissance style.
One of its main attractions is the large and decorative art collection which contains, according to an inventory of the Junta de Andalucía amounts to 1,425 pieces, including works of art, furniture and other antiques. The newspaper El Pais (04/10/21) these goods have been subject to the laws of Andalusia, which prohibits the sale and forces holding them together in the palace.
It is important to the whole of Spanish art in the nineteenth and twentieth century’s ( Mariano Benlliure , Federico de Madrazo, Sorolla , Zuloaga , Gonzalo Bilbao , Carmen Laffón ), but has some previous pieces Dueñas: Jacopo Bassano ( The Crockery ), Sofonisba Anguissola , Annibale Carracci , Francesco Furini ( The Creation of Eve ), Luca Giordano , Giovanni Paolo Pannini , José de Ribera ( Christ crowned with thorns ), Francisco Antolínez , Joaquín Inza and a Virgin of Neri di Bicci (who chairs the altar of the chapel) . They are only a portion of the huge gallery belonging to this family, whose main jewels are kept in Madrid in the Palacio de Liria .
Dueñas likewise accumulated abundant antique furniture, ceramics, tapestries and many more decorative objects. Also preserves a drawing to watercolor by Jackie Kennedy during one of his stays in the 1960′s .
On the entrance wall, a plaque indicates that one of the premises rented by the administrator of the parents of Duke Antonio Machado , was born and spent his childhood, the poet, and this is reflected in one of his writings:
“My childhood memories are of a courtyard in Seville, and a mature garden clear where the lemon; my youth, twenty years in the land of Castile; my story, sometimes I do not remember. “
In the early twentieth century the family of the engineer and Marquis Guglielmo Marconi , inventor of the telegraph, wireless, enjoyed the beautiful evening that organized the Dukes of Alba in the palace.
This tour will visit historic downtown streets with some of the most traditional of Seville and have the opportunity to meet unique monuments of artistic importance.
Start: Plaza del Salvador
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