Almocabar Gate ,Ronda
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Crafty Pip Taken 15:48, 17/01/2012 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Almocabar Gate ,Ronda

The World > Europe > Spain

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Views of countryside from old southern Gate to City of Ronda formally known as the Almocabar Gate. It was of Arab construction, the walls of which surrounded the old medina town. The  fortification wall and gate were all but destroyed during the city´s recapture during the Peninsular war of the early 1800s and not restored to their present glory until after the Spanish Civil war. 

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Spain

map

A: Salvatierra

by Miguel Sepulveda, 110 meters away

Salvatierra

B: Ronda

by Miguel Sepulveda, 110 meters away

District of San Francisco, with the Church of the Holy Spirit The Church of the Holy Spirit Parish to...

Ronda

C: Ronda - Viewpoint

by Jan Koehn, 460 meters away

Ronda - Viewpoint

D: Arch of Philip V

by Miguel Sepulveda, 570 meters away

The Arch was erected in 1742 during the reign of Felipe V, first Bourbon in the Spanish throne, hence...

Arch of Philip V

E: Ronda Andalusia Spain

by Voytek _N, 670 meters away

Summer in beautifly located spanish town Ronda.View from the Bridge.

Ronda Andalusia Spain

F: Bridge 2

by Jan Koehn, 700 meters away

Bridge 2

G: New Bridge - 2

by Jan Koehn, 710 meters away

Wikipedia:The Puente Nuevo (Spanish for New Bridge) is the newest and largest of three bridges that s...

New Bridge - 2

H: New Bridge

by Jan Koehn, 720 meters away

Wikipedia:The Puente Nuevo (Spanish for New Bridge) is the newest and largest of three bridges that s...

New Bridge

I: Plaza de Toros de Ronda 2

by Jan Koehn, 870 meters away

Wikipedia:The Plaza de Toros ("bullring") in Ronda, Málaga is one of the oldest operational bullrings...

Plaza de Toros de Ronda 2

J: Plaza de Toros de Ronda - Coach

by Jan Koehn, 880 meters away

Wikipedia:The Plaza de Toros ("bullring") in Ronda, Málaga is one of the oldest operational bullrings...

Plaza de Toros de Ronda - Coach

This panorama was taken in Spain, Europe

This is an overview of 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.

Share this panorama