WELCOME TO THE LIRIA PALACE, DEPOSITORY OF THE DIARY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WROTE IN HIS VOYAGES TO THE NEW WORLD

WELCOME TO THE LIRIA PALACE, DEPOSITORY OF THE DIARY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WROTE IN HIS VOYAGES TO THE NEW WORLD »

10 May, 2019
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Palacio de Liria: the official residence of the Duke/Duchess of Alba, the biggest private residence in the capital, next only in importance to the Royal Palace a stone’s throw away. It houses the Fundacion Casa de Alba’s art and historical collection, one of the biggest and most important privately owned collections in Spain. It used to be that you had to wait years for the (paid) privilege of visiting the Liria. But now the House of Alba Foundation has decided to convert the Liria into a regular museum, open to the public everyday

ADVENTURES IN SPAIN BY CATHERINE PETIT, PART II OF A THRILLING 5-PART SERIES

ADVENTURES IN SPAIN BY CATHERINE PETIT, PART II OF A THRILLING 5-PART SERIES »

26 Mar, 2019
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I longed to be inside the beautiful León Cathedral again. . . The Burgos Carhedral. . . The Seville Cathedral. . . The Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes in the magical city of Toledo. . . The Capilla Real de Granada. . . The Monasterio de la Cartuja. . . To walk around the medieval walled city of Avila. . .

A LACKLUSTRE FIESTA NACIONAL IS JUST RIGHT!

A LACKLUSTRE FIESTA NACIONAL IS JUST RIGHT! »

14 Oct, 2018
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It may lack sparkle but the Doce de Octubre marks the game-changing moment in the history of the world, no less!

DIA DE LA HISPANIDAD: PROUD TO BE SPANISH!

DIA DE LA HISPANIDAD: PROUD TO BE SPANISH! »

17 Oct, 2017
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Madrileños, and Spaniards in general, took the Fiesta Nacional as an opportunity to not only show their support for the police corps,but also to declare their stand on the Catalonian crisis, shouting phrases such as “No os engañan, Cataluña es España"

STATESIDE STORIES: Columbus Day Musings

STATESIDE STORIES: Columbus Day Musings »

12 Oct, 2016
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Observance of Columbus Day has become quite controversial, since, according to some activist groups, the situation of Native Americans and the peoples of Latin America went terribly downhill after his arrival in the New World