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A: Regaleira Palace

av Luis Marques, 20 meter bort

The Regaleira Palace located in the Historic Center of Sintra in Portugal and World Heritage Site by ...

Regaleira  Palace

B: Regaleira Farm - Sintra

av Luis Marques, 30 meter bort

The Regaleira Farm, located in the Historic Center of Sintra in Portugal, is one of the most amazing ...

Regaleira Farm - Sintra

C: Holy Trinity Chapel

av Luis Marques, 50 meter bort

The Holy Trinity Chapel, located in Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal, has a magnificent facade b...

Holy Trinity Chapel

D: Patamar of Gods

av Luis Marques, 80 meter bort

The Patamar of Gods is one of the places that has great interest to emphasize the Regaleira Farm, Sin...

Patamar of Gods

E: Cascade Lake

av Isabel Marques, 110 meter bort

Cascade Lake is located in Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, Portugal. Cascade Lake is connected to the ...

Cascade Lake

F: In the Regaleira Farm

av Isabel Marques, 110 meter bort

The Regaleira Farm is situated on the mountainside and the short distance the Historical Center of Si...

In the Regaleira Farm

G: Abundance Fountain

av Isabel Marques, 150 meter bort

The Fountain of Abundance is located in Regaleira Farm in Sintra,Portugal.

Abundance Fountain

H: Portal Guardian

av Luis Marques, 160 meter bort

The Portal Guardian, is the intermediate space between the inner world and outer world, located in Qu...

Portal Guardian

I: Sintra - Portugal

av Luis F M Pontes, 480 meter bort

"Palacio da Vila" at Sintra, classified as national monument, it has the largest group of mudejar pai...

Sintra - Portugal

J: Palacio Nacional de Sintra _Portugal

av soledad-tante-agudo, 500 meter bort

Palacio Nacional de Sintra _Portugal

Det här panoramat togs i Portugal, Europe

Detta är en översikt av 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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