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History of Spain Iberians – first inhabitants; came from Africa (Libya) Phoenicians (attracted by mining) 1100 B.C Celts (Aryan people) 1000 B.C. Greeks 700 B.C Romans (presence for 700 years) 200 B.C. –Latin, Roman law, Christianity
más historia Visigoths 6 th century A.D. Moors (711-1492) –Muslim invaders from Africa. Overran almost all of Spain. –Contributions: science, medicine, mathematics; built mosques, hospitals and libraries
un poquito más Catholic Spain –Marriage of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon united Spain against the Moors –January 2, 1492 Moors driven out of Granada –End of Moorish political presence in Spain
Population Spain- 40,000,000 and declining Central America, Caribbean, South America – 360,000,000
Gibraltar –It is a part of England –Source of tension between Spanish and British –Historically the Strait has been of geographic importance to the British
Importancia de Gibraltar
Monos de Gibraltar The only free-ranging monkeys in Europe inhabit high reaching dens on the rock. (pop = around 200) Government of Gibraltar has recently begun ordering the killing of the monkeys for vandalizing property and attacking children. Growing problem of tooth decay in monkey population due to swiping sweets from tourists http://www.notesfromtheroad.com/ iberian/gibraltar3.htmhttp://www.notesfromtheroad.com/ iberian/gibraltar3.htm
Sevilla Capital of Andalucía. There is a lot of chorizo (slang term for thieves) Has the 3 rd largest cathedral in the world behind the ones in London and Rome.
Granada Last territory held by the Moors. 711-1492 La Alhambra Weep son like a woman for what you would not fight for like a man. (Legendary quote from the mother of the Moorish king to her son.) http://www.geocities.com/SoHo /Gallery/5885/http://www.geocities.com/SoHo /Gallery/5885/
Fotos de la Alhambra
Fotos de Murcia Capital of Al-Andalus during the 13 th century.
Comida típica Paella Valenciana
Fiestas Tomatina en Buñol
Click below to see a video of the Tomatina http://www.whatsonwhen.com/video/eventpage.asp?event_id=36&video_id=61
Castilla – La Mancha Molinos de viento de La Mancha Like the ones that Don Quijote attacked in Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes
Toledo espadas toledanas
Importancia de Extremadura Many conquistadors came from this region. It is near Huelva y Palos de la Frontera…point of departure for Christopher Columbus and many of the conquistadors.
Madrid: capital de España
Palacio Real http://www.travelinginsp ain.com/Palace.html
El Prado http://www.spanishart s.com/prado/elprado.ht mhttp://www.spanishart s.com/prado/elprado.ht m
Fútbol: Real Madrid David Beckam
Tapas Chickpeas and Spinach Clams in Sherry Sauce Octopus & Paprika Meatballs in Almond Sauce Fried Cheese Quail and Onions Dried Cod & potatoes Sole with Raisins & Pine Nuts Grilled Pork
Estación de Atocha Site of the March 11, 2004 Al-Qaeda bombings
Castilla y León
Salamanca La universidad de Salamanca One of the oldest universities in the world. La rana (The frog)
la fachada ¿Dónde está la rana? (Where is the frog?)
Comida gallega Pulpo a la gallega
más puntos sobre Galicia They speak gallego (a combination of Spanish and Portuguese.) There are certain pockets of poverty in Galicia and over time people have had to leave to find work. Because of this there is a sense of sadness within the gallego character.
Milk from Austurias leche de asturias
Imágenes de Cantabria Énfasis en todo verde. (Emphasis in everything green!)
puntos sobre el País Vasco They speak euskara Oldest language in Europe…unknown origin Terrorist group E.T.A Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (Freedom for the Basque Homeland) PP made fatal mistake of blaming E.T.A. for 3/11/04 train bombing in Madrid
Pamplona los sanfermines 7 de julio
Some of the best Spanish wines come from this region.
Puntos interesantes Murallas romanas Aragón played key role in repelling Moors.
Barcelona They speak catalán…a combination of French and Spanish They feel a sense of separation from the rest of Spain They are not violent like ETA. Architecture of Gaudí found all throughout city.
Las Islas Baleares
Las Islas Canarias
Puntos sobre las islas Roman soldiers came to the islands and discovered it covered with dogs. That is why they are called the Canary Islands. cainine in Latin
puntos sobre Marruecos A lot of illegal immigration from Morocco. There is a presence of Al-Qaeda in España Al-Andalus: name given to Andalucía by the Arabs who controlled parts of Spain for over 700 years.