Presentation on theme: "My Trip to Spain – Nathanial Abbott A trip through the Canary Islands, Madrid, Costa Blanca, and Santiago de Compostela."— Presentation transcript:
My Trip to Spain – Nathanial Abbott A trip through the Canary Islands, Madrid, Costa Blanca, and Santiago de Compostela.
The Canary Islands Here we are in the Canary Islands located some 1500 km off the Spanish mainland. There are seven islands, all of which have a different landscape from forests to high volcanoes to barren deserts.
We are in Gran Canaria. This is La Casa de Colón, which menas "House of Columbus“. Christopher Columbus stopped here on his journey to America. The Small Continent
Here we are in Fuerteventura. This is the island with the oldest history. The Old Land
Small Unknown Island Hierro is the smallest of the Canary Islands and it is mostly deserted.
The Beautiful Island La Palma is known as the green island. It has the world’s largest volcanic crater called La Caldera del Taburiente.
Island of Mountains The capital of Gomera is San Sebastian. The island is characterized by high mountains and deep valleys. The people of Gomera used to communicate by using a whistling language.
Island of Eternal Springtime Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. Here we are at Cabildo Insular. And here we are at the beach - Playa de las Teresitas.
Landing on the Moon Lanzarote is the most different of the Canary Islands. It is mostly volcanic, covered with ashes and craters and makes you feel like you are walking on the moon! Here is La Cueva de los Verdes which connects the volcano, Corona, to the sea. And here we are taking a tour of Parque del Timanfaya, or the National Park. We rented CAMELS!
Madrid After we left the Canary Islands, we headed to Madrid. Madrid is one of Europe’s largest cities. It was founded by the Moors in the 9 th Century. Madrid has many monuments, museums and bullfighting rings!
Museum Below is the Museo del Prado, which holds the most impressive art collection. There are special rooms for artists like Goya, Velazquez, El Greco, Zurbarán, Murillo and Tizian
Bull Ring What an exciting experience! We saw a bullfight at Las Ventas.
Costa Blanca Time for some relaxing at the beach!
The White Beach There were a lot of people at Costa Blanca. Can you find me? Did you guess that this beach was called Costa Blanca because it has fine, white sand?
Santiago de Compostela To end our trip, we visited one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, Santiago de Compostela. This city was the old world famous center of European pilgrimage. Many people still follow the medieval pilgrimage routes from France across northern Spain to visit the cathedral.
Gelmirez Palace The Gelmirez Palace is face to face with the Cathedral and is noted for its architecture.
Colegio de Fonseca Our very last stop was the Colegio de Fonseca – a 15 th century monastary. There is the University library, and it conserves the famous 11th century manuscript Libro de Hojas.
We had a very good time in Spain and enjoyed learning about the interesting places to visit. There is so much more to do that maybe we will go back one day and spend more time in all the beautiful cities. Goodbye Spain!