Tag: Iberia

9 Things You Don’t Know About La Sagrada Familia Cathedral

There is no other house of worship on earth quite like Barcelona, Spain’s towering Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Antoni Gaudi’s masterwork. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has raised the eyebrows of art critics and inspired millions […]

Spanish Genius

If Spanish artists have proven one thing over the centuries, it is this: Great art breaks convention. It speaks out against the establishment and turns on its head the mainstream notions of self-expression. Here are six ingenious Spanish artists that define six crucial periods in art history, and six remarkable eras in their country’s past. All these artists—with the exception of Gaudi—are represented in El Prado, Madrid’s repository of art.

The Courage of Sailors, the Growth of Empires

Historically speaking, the Iberian Peninsula has been the rudder to Europe’s leviathan. In fact, the tiny country of Portugal ruled the first global empire in history, with colonies stretching as far east as today’s China and as far west as Brazil. The Spanish Empire grew to gain an even broader reach—from today’s California in the west to Indonesia in the east—and has left a cultural and linguistic legacy unrivaled by any other country. How did these two nations expand their reach to the farthest reaches of the earth? One word: Spice.

The Window to Lisbon, Portugal

The São Jorge Castle sits in the historic center of the beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. This Moorish castle overlooks the entire city from a hilltop and gives you the extraordinary view seen in the picture.

The Underrated Beauty of Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal has been overlooked in the past due to the popularity of its neighbor, Spain.

Seville, Spain – The World’s Hottest Travel Location for 2018

Seville, Spain was just named the top city to visit in 2018 so it should be added to your travel list ASAP.