Spain, Montserrat Surroundings
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Spain, Montserrat Surroundings

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View from the small terrasse on the mountain of Montserrat - just below The Apostle's square.

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A: Spain, Montserrat, Monasterio, Convent Crypt

por Tomás Manta, 240 metros de distancia

Spain, Montserrat, Monasterio, Convent Crypt

B: Santa Maria de Montserrat

por Sorry, 260 metros de distancia

Santa Maria de Montserrat

C: monsteriomontserrat

por Arturo Elias, 280 metros de distancia

monsteriomontserrat

D: Spain, Montserrat, Monasterio, Atrium

por Tomás Manta, 320 metros de distancia

Atrium of the basilica of Santa Maria de Montserrat.

Spain, Montserrat, Monasterio, Atrium

E: Basilica of Santa Maria de Montserrat

por Sorry, 320 metros de distancia

Basilica of Santa Maria de Montserrat

F: Santa Maria de Montserrat Monastery

por Valentin Arfire, 320 metros de distancia

Montserrat (mountain) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montserrat_...

Santa Maria de Montserrat Monastery

G: Plaza Monasterio Montserrat

por Arturo Elias, 330 metros de distancia

Plaza Monasterio Montserrat

H: Spain, Montserrat, Monasterio, Convent Entrance

por Tomás Manta, 340 metros de distancia

A photo of the entrance to the Santa Maria de Montserrat convent -  a Benedictine abbey located on th...

Spain, Montserrat, Monasterio, Convent Entrance

I: 2013 Montserrat Path

por Antushev Vladimir, 360 metros de distancia

2013 Montserrat Path

J: Frente al Monasterio de Monterrat

por Arturo Elias, 370 metros de distancia

Frente al Monasterio de Monterrat

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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