Christo De Faroles
The Spanish Village is one of the must-visits in Palma de Mallorca. With the reconstruction of some of
the best known 100 monuments and buildings in Spain.
The resort was built between 1965 and 1967 by renowned architect Fernando Chueca Goitia and is a
cultural journey across Spain.
Stroll along the streets and plazas of Seville, Granada, Toledo including the Alhambra courtyard.
The Spanish Village [Pueblo-Español ] is one of the must-visits in Palma de Mallorca. Wi...
Almost like a mini sistine chapel this tiny chapel forms part of the Pueblo Espanol.The mock village ...
A simple replica of a famous church that now houses a nightclub style bar.
One of the many features of this mock village is this wondeful fountain. Architecture from all over ...
As a part of the most "in" district in Palma, San Magín street is placed in the heart of the Jonquet....
The Hispania Foundation de barcos the epoca organised this year the 25th trofeo the Conde de Barcelo...
The trofeo almirante Conde de Barcelona (who was the father of the King of Spain "Juan Carlos") is he...
This royal yacht club was founded in 1948 making it the oldest in the Balearics. Located in the heart...
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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.