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Tower of Hercules

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The Tower of Hercules is the oldest working lighthouse in the world, it has been illuminating the way for sailors ta least from the roman empire times. The outskirts were restored on the XVII century, but the inside remains as the romans constructors made it. It is contemporary to the legendary and disappeared Alexandria toer of Pharus.

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Imágenes cercanas en Northern Spain

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A: A Coruna - Hercules Tower Base

por Carsten Arenz, 50 metros de distancia

The Tower of Hercules is situated approx. 2,5 km away from the center of A Coruña. It is an ancient r...

A Coruna - Hercules Tower Base

B: La Torre de Hércules, Patrimonio de la humanidad

por Henry Alvarez, 60 metros de distancia

Hercules' tower is the oldest working lighthouse in the world. Contemportary to the famous Alexandría...

La Torre de Hércules, Patrimonio de la humanidad

C: A Coruna - Hercules Tower Walkway

por Carsten Arenz, 80 metros de distancia

The Tower of Hercules is situated approx. 2,5 km away from the center of A Coruña. It is an ancient r...

A Coruna - Hercules Tower Walkway

D: Torre de Hércules y la Rosa de los Vientos

por Henry Alvarez, 140 metros de distancia

Hercules' tower is the oldest working lighthouse in the world. Contemportary to the famous Alexandría...

Torre de Hércules y la Rosa de los Vientos

E: ACI FINIS TERRAE 2011

por Mikel Gil (mgm), 340 metros de distancia

ACI FINIS TERRAE 2011

F: GALICIA FINIS TERRAE 2011

por Mikel Gil (mgm), 340 metros de distancia

GALICIA FINIS TERRAE 2011

G: La Caracola, Parque escultórico de la Torre de Hércules

por Henry Alvarez, 530 metros de distancia

The Snail Shell, Sculptures park of the tower of Hercules Surrounding the tower of Hercules is a coas...

La Caracola, Parque escultórico de la Torre de Hércules

H: Familia de Menhires

por Henry Alvarez, 990 metros de distancia

The Family of Menhirs, also known as "Menhirs for peace" is an sculpture by Manolo Paz, a group of tw...

Familia de Menhires

I: Museo Domus, La Casa del Hombre

por Henry Alvarez, a 1.0 km.

Domus Museum, known as "The house of man" is a scientific museum, the frist interactive museum dedica...

Museo Domus, La Casa del Hombre

J: Espigón del Orzán

por Isaac Ruppen, a 1.9 km.

Entre las dos playas del Orzán y Riazor se alza este punto, antiguo punto defensivo de entrada a la c...

Espigón del Orzán

Este panorama fue tomado en Northern Spain, 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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