PLAZA SAN FELIPE, ZARAGOZA
The Plaza de San Felipe is located in the historic city of Zaragoza. It is accessed primarily from Calle Alfonso I through an intersection, the Torrenueva. The square stands for the beauty of its buildings and for being a quiet and peaceful place to relax strolling. They highlighted a number of buildings are: The Church of St. Philip and St. James the Less a good sample of the baroque architecture of Zaragoza.
The Palace of the Counts of Argillo - Pablo Gargallo Museum, Aragon renancentista palace during the nineteenth century belonging to the family that gives its name has been declared a National Monument in 1944 and now houses a museum monograph on the Aragonese sculptor.
The Tower of Fortea tower is a small medieval Moorish style and is the best preserved example of civil architecture Moorish city of the fifteenth century. Today belongs to the municipality of the city and houses an exhibition hall and council services.
Montal House is a mansion of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It features a restaurant and a Gourmet food store. In the basement there is a small museum on the former New Tower.
A nice corner at Zaragoza, located at the historic area of the city. Close to El Pilar Square. Narrow...
In this beautiful square is located the main theatre at Zaragoza. A nice and quiet place where people...
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.