Castle of Aracena
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Castle of Aracena

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Erigido en el S XIII sobre una antigua fortaleza Musulmana, el Castillo de Aracena domina el caserío de la localidad desde el cerro al que le da nombre.

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A: Iglesia Prioral de Nuestra Señora del Mayor Dolor de Aracena

od lopezdelaosa, 110 meters away

Portico de la Iglesia Prioral de Nuestra Señora del Mayor Dolor de Aracena, junto al Castillo. Siglo XV.

Iglesia Prioral de Nuestra Señora del Mayor Dolor de Aracena

B: high square of aracena

od jose-ignacio-teran, 270 meters away

high square of aracena

C: Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation of aracena

od jose-ignacio-teran, 300 meters away

Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation of aracena

D: Church of Jesus and Maria Convent in Aracena

od jose-ignacio-teran, 360 meters away

Church of Jesus and Maria Convent in Aracena

E: Lavadero Fuente Del Concejo

od David Hernandez, 390 meters away

  Civil work realized in 1923 by Aníbal Gonzalez.   This washer takes advantage of one of the springs...

Lavadero Fuente Del Concejo

F: Dona Elvira Square of Aracena

od jose-ignacio-teran, 470 meters away

Dona Elvira Square of Aracena

G: Constitucion street of Aracena

od jose-ignacio-teran, 490 meters away

Constitucion street of Aracena

H: Marques de Aracena square

od jose-ignacio-teran, 520 meters away

Marques de Aracena square

I: Carmelitas covent of Aracena

od jose-ignacio-teran, 580 meters away

Carmelitas covent of Aracena

J: choir-of-nuestra-senora-del-carmen-church-of-aracena

od jose-ignacio-teran, 590 meters away


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Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

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Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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