Vista de Hondarribia
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Vista de Hondarribia

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Vista de la Bahía de Txingudi, Hondarribia, aeropuerto y Hendaya (Francia). La panorámica está tomada desde la antigua fortaleza

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A: Guadalupe hermitage in Hondarribia

Par josu barandiaran, à 520 mètres

The small hermitage of Guadalupe, 5 km from the village of Hondarribia, overlooks the Bidasoa Bay.

Guadalupe hermitage in Hondarribia

B: Arotzenea

Par josu barandiaran, A 1.3 km

Arotzenea is one of the most beautiful old farms in the countryside of Hondarribia. A couple of kilom...

Arotzenea

C: Santiagotxo

Par josu barandiaran, A 1.5 km

Santiagotxo

D: Img 085667

Par josu barandiaran, A 1.8 km

Santiago Kalea Street in the lower part of the town, a place where fishermen used to live in, some st...

Img 085667

E: hondarribia

Par josu barandiaran, A 1.9 km

This is one of the streets of the seamen neighborhood in Hondarribia, built on land taken away from t...

hondarribia

F: Hondarribia's San Pedro Street

Par josu barandiaran, A 1.9 km

San Pedro Street in Hondarribia, a small basque village in the north coast of Spain. Two main feature...

Hondarribia's San Pedro Street

G: Hondarribia's Wall

Par josu barandiaran, A 2.1 km

This Bastion is part of the wall that surrounds Hondarribia's old town.

Hondarribia's Wall

H: Hondarribia

Par josu barandiaran, A 2.1 km

A street in Hondarribia's old town. This old town keeps the charm of ancient times with houses many c...

Hondarribia

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Par Rodrigo Gonzalez, A 2.1 km

J: Img 149806

Par josu barandiaran, A 2.2 km

Img 149806

Ce panorama é été pris à Northern Spain, Europe

Ceci est un aperçu 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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