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Carnaval Spain

Carnaval Spain

Of all the crazy Spanish fiestas that take place throughout the year there is nothing wilder than the Carnival celebrations in late February. The week leading up to Lent is a time for wild partying in some parts of Spain when the country plays host to Europe’s biggest and best Carnival festivals. There are a few speculations on the origins of Carnival in Spain. Most popularly it is believed the term Carnival derives from the words “farewell to the …


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Hondarribia, Spain

Hondarribia, Spain

We have put together a hand selected list of the most important things to do and see in Hondarribia. Everything from eating pintxos in the Marina to visiting the Old Town – if it deals with Hondarribia tourism, we’ve got you covered. Santa Maria Gate & medieval wall Interior of the Santa Maria Gate Hondarribia s Old Town Balcony in Hondarribia s Old Town Plaza Guipuzcoa Kale Nagusia - Main Street of Hondarribia s Old Town Inside Hondarribia’s …

Cia world factbook Spain

Cia world factbook Spain

Depending on how you count, there are 22 Spanish speaking countries in the world. The five most populous countries where Spanish is the official language are Mexico, Colombia, Spain, Argentina, and Peru. The 22 Spanish Speaking Countries of the World = CIA World Factbook, = National Geographic, = NationMaster, = Wikipedia, = Lonely Planet, = Wolfram Alpha, = If It Were My Home The United States? Should the United States be considered a Spanish speaking …

spain airlines

spain airlines

The airline, Iberia, defended the test in the name of safety. Government and union officials decried the practice as sexist. Iberia said this week that it would drop the practice after being fined for discrimination. The airline required potential employees to pass a series of tests before being hired, including a medical examination, which for women meant a pregnancy test. Iberia described it as a routine step used to ensure the safety of employees …

How to call Spain?

How to call Spain?

If you’re sick of tricky calling cards when calling Spain, you should check out our handy dandy “How To Call Spain” guide just below. To call Spain from the U.S., just follow these simple dialing directions: First dial 011, the U.S. exit code. Next dial 34, the country code for Spain and finally the phone number (9 digits). Need more help with how to call Spain? Here is a list of some major city area codes and city calling codes: SPAIN AREA CODES …

Spain attractions

Spain attractions

The Palacio Real (Royal Palace) of Madrid is the official residence of the King of Spain although it is only used for state ceremonies. The Royal Palace was built between 1738 to 1755 and King Carlos took up residence in the palace in 1764. Pamplona is a city in Navarra, famous for its San Fermín festival held each year from July 6th – 14th. At the heart of the festival is El Encierro, the Running of the Bulls, an activity that involves running in …

plasencia Spain

plasencia Spain

Muslim supremacy over the region began in 713 when the Visigothic region of the Extremadura, and its commercial capital of Mérida, capitulated to Muslim Governor Musa ibn Nusayr in a pitched battle. At this time Plasencia was not a major settlement, and as the Islamic rulers learned, most of the Extremadura was sparsely populated and peppered with only minor fortifications and castles. While elite Muslim Arabs stayed in the more fertile lands in Iberia …

Santa Pola, Spain

Santa Pola, Spain

Santa Pola – madinga vieta, kuri turistus vilioja paplūdimiais ir jūros pakrante. Čia taip pat yra akvariumas, pramogų parkas. Jūsų laukia itin didelis barų ir kavinių pasirinkimas. Istorinį ir kultūrinį šio krašto paveldą geriau pažinsite apsilankę tokiose žymiose vietose kaip Šv. Marijos bazilika, Altamiros rūmai. Daug turistų pritraukia ir tokie lankytini objektai kaip Elčės palmių plantacija ir Santa Barbaros pilis. Santa Pola turi ką pasiūlyti …

Moorish Spain

Moorish Spain

Internal divisions within Moorish rule largely explain why the Moors didn’t conquer the whole peninsula in those early days. Had they done so Spain may well have remained a Muslim state until today. Instead an Asturian mountaineer called Pelayo led a band of Christians to the first victory over the Moors at Covadonga in 718. The reconquest had begun. Strangely Moorish Spain wasn’t really ruled by Arabs. It is true that many high positions were taken …

Average Salary in Spain

Average Salary in Spain

The minimum wage in Spain is known as SMI (Salario Mínimo Interprofesional) and applies to all workers regardless of their age, gender or employment contract, including casual and temporary work or personal work within the service of a household. The Spanish minimum wage (or salario, wages in Spanish) is revised and set each year by the government through a Royal Decree. A variety of factors come in to play when deciding the minimum wage, including …

flights from lax to Spain

flights from lax to Spain

Question : What is the cheapest round-trip ticket you can get to Madrid? Answer : Ticket costs are hitting as high as $7, 602 over the next three months when flying to MAD from LAX. Check out Delta Air Lines, as they have been booking customers at just $441. Question : If your plans are flexible, have you considered changing your departure day? Answer : The lowest-cost day to fly in August is Tuesday. Flexibility is paramount when booking travel plans …

Barcelona Spain population

Barcelona Spain population

Scientific evidence concerning e-cigarettes is still very limited, particularly in Europe. This is the first study to estimate the correlates of use of e-cigarettes in a representative sample of the general adult population in a Mediterranean city. The main limitation of our study is attrition of the cohort used, which could lead to a possible no participation bias. This is a cross-sectional study and it is only possible to assess associations, but …

Galicia, Spain

Galicia, Spain

Beaches are Galicia s main selling point in summer, but the region s towns and cities and the fantastic seafood are also big draws. Here are the Mawer family s highlights. Beaches Playa de la Lanzada Towards the end of the peninsula between the Pontevedra and Arousa rías , this spectacular, 1.5-mile arc of dune-backed beach faces the Atlantic, so can be great for body boarding. On a hot summer s day, literally thousands of Spaniards take a gentle …

Pilgrimage in Spain

Pilgrimage in Spain

Photo Miguel Ángel Muñoz Blas arriving at a courthourse in Spain last month. He was found guilty on Wednesday of murdering an American tourist who was on the Camino de Santiago. Credit Miguel Riopa/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A jury on Wednesday found a Spanish man guilty of murdering an American tourist who was on the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route, in 2015. The man, Miguel Ángel Muñoz Blas, 41, killed the tourist, Denise …

Costa Brava, Spain

Costa Brava, Spain

Whether you re looking for sandy beaches, rocky coves, tranquil villages or mountain scenery, Spain s Costa Brava has something to offer you. Situated in the north-east of the country overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the Costa Brava region enjoys hot summers and mild winters, making it an all-year-round holiday destination. There are plenty of opportunities in the Costa Brava to play golf, tennis or football, as well as to take part in water sports …