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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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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Northern Spain

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A: A Coruna - Hercules Tower Base

di Carsten Arenz, 50 metri di distanza

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: Tower of Hercules, Humankind heritage

di Henry Alvarez, 60 metri di distanza

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

Tower of Hercules, Humankind heritage

C: A Coruna - Hercules Tower Walkway

di Carsten Arenz, 80 metri di distanza

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: Compass rose at the Tower of Hercules

di Henry Alvarez, 140 metri di distanza

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

Compass rose at the Tower of Hercules

E: ACI FINIS TERRAE 2011

di mikelmgm, 340 metri di distanza

ACI FINIS TERRAE 2011

F: GALICIA FINIS TERRAE 2011

di mikelmgm, 340 metri di distanza

GALICIA FINIS TERRAE 2011

G: The Snail Shell, Sculptures park of the tower of Hercules

di Henry Alvarez, 530 metri di distanza

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

The Snail Shell, Sculptures park of the tower of Hercules

H: Family of menhirs

di Henry Alvarez, 990 metri di distanza

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

Family of menhirs

I: Domus Museum, The House of Man

di Henry Alvarez, 1.0 km di distanza

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

Domus Museum, The House of Man

J: Orzan breakwater

di Isaac Ruppen, 1.9 km di distanza

Between the two Orzán and Riazor beaches lies this point, former defensive point of entry to the city...

Orzan breakwater

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Northern Spain, Europe

Questa è una vista generale di 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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