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A: University Salamanca

por Rafael DeVill, 40 metros de distancia

The oldest university building in Salamanca, with the statue of Fray Luis de Leon after the fireworks...

University Salamanca

B: Patio y Fachada universidad Salamanca

por Carlos Ortega, 40 metros de distancia

Se encuentra frente a la fachada de la Universidad. Fue la primera intervención urbanística en la ciu...

Patio y Fachada universidad Salamanca

C: Claustro de las escuelas menores de Salamanca

por Carlos Ortega, 60 metros de distancia

Se denominan así porque aquí se impartían las enseñanzas previas a los estudios universitarios. De es...

Claustro de las escuelas menores de Salamanca

D: Interior Catedral Salamanca

por Julián Ausín, 90 metros de distancia

Interior Catedral Salamanca

E: Catedrales de Salamanca

por Paco Lorente, 90 metros de distancia

Una visión exterior de la catedral vieja integrada en la catedral nueva y la imponente torre de las c...

Catedrales de Salamanca

F: Plaza de Anaya - Catedral de Salamanca

por Diego Perez, 100 metros de distancia

Plaza de Anaya - Catedral de Salamanca

G: Salamanka

por Vladislav Moskvin, 110 metros de distancia

Salamanka

H: Salamanca - Plaza de Anaya - Cathedral at Night

por Carsten Arenz, 110 metros de distancia

The new cathedral of Salamance seen from the Plaza de Anaya at night. The gothic and baroque cathedra...

Salamanca - Plaza de Anaya - Cathedral at Night

I: Salamanca - Plaza de Anaya - Cathedral

por Carsten Arenz, 110 metros de distancia

The new cathedral of Salamanca from the little Plaza de Anaya in front of the cathedral. A very impre...

Salamanca - Plaza de Anaya - Cathedral

J: Catedral de Salamanca exterior

por Carlos Ortega, 120 metros de distancia

La fachada principal, tremendamente profusa en detalles entre los que destacan los relieves de las es...

Catedral de Salamanca exterior

Este panorama fue tomado en España, Europe

Esta es una vista general de Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

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".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

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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