Reino de España: The Kingdom of Spain has been inhabited for thousands of years. Initially by Iberians and Celts, see artifacts from these tribes can be found in the Altamira cave, in the form of paintings. The Carthaginians later invaded these settlements and started trading colonies. Spain geographically and culturally diverse country with rich, colourful, and unique cultures and traditions. There are 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain (the third-highest number in the world).
Learning more about the history, culture, and people of Spain will leave you enchanted and wanting to come back over and over again.
"Did you know there are over 3,000 festivals, fiestas, and fêtes that are celebrated every year in Spain?! Festivals are a very important part of Spanish culture thus greatly influencing the social life of the locals. Enjoy the fun-loving side of Spain whilst exploring its fascinating history and famous delicious fresh cuisine!"
Córdoba in Andalusia should not be missed. the entire old town of a city has been declared a World Heritage Site. With many outstanding monuments such as the famous landmark is the Grand Mosque constructed in 784 A.D. when Spain was under Islamic rule, the majestic Roman Bridge, and the Alcazar of the Christian monarchs, a medieval fortress built-in 1328. It is a small city and easily accessible so you can enjoy all the historical and cultural highlights.
The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba
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Spain was known as Hispania from the time Scipio first arrived in Tarragona (the first Roman City outside of Italy) in 218 BC, until the invasion of the Goths, to the beginning of the fifth century A.D. SO for 6 centuries!
Hispania was one of the Roman Empire's richest provinces. The Romans gave Hispania culture, their building knowledge, how to be organised political and administrative, and even their legal code.
There are many well-preserved Roman buildings in Spain such as villas, amphitheaters, and roads. The Roman villa of La Olmeda is definitely worth a visit.
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THE ROMAN LEGACY - ANCIENT ROUTE
Explore the cultural legacy of Roman occupation in Spain. Travel the ancient route that unites south to north through mountains and plains, known as the Silver Route.
After the Romans invaded in 218 BC, the Silver Route became the most important road in the Iberian Peninsula, linking from Seville to Gijón, passing through heritage cities like Mérida, Salamanca, León, and Astorga.
Join us on this exciting adventure and experience the wonderful historical, cultural, culinary, and diverse scenery these places have to offer.
Béjar and Salamanca
We will stand near the basin of the Guadalquivir River and see where the first great western flourished at the end of the Bronze Age. The area thrived thanks to its great mineral wealth which the Romans capitalised on when they invaded in 218 BC.
In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of the beautiful Saville, which will leave a long-lasting effect. Take in the grandeur of monuments, the scent of jasmine in its squares, and the Spanish guitar music in the streets.
Mérida certainly brings the old Roman Empire back to life!
Visit the very impressive Roman archaeological site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See a performance in Mérida's Roman theatre, still operating after 2,000 years, and visit the National Museum of Roman Art. Discover how the Arabs influenced the area at the Arab Citadel,
Béjar has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It promotes solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use.
Visit Salamanca and its old town, which is also a World Heritage Site. Walk along the walls and it is easy to see why the city used to be called "La bien cercada" (The well defended). Wander the old town, go in to the cathedral and see its unique dome. Experience centuries of art, history and knowledge.
Astorga and León
Be amazed by the cathedral and the Episcopal Palace, designed by Gaudí, in Astorga.
In León, the old Convent of San Marcos and the cathedral are a must. The stained glass windows in the cathedral are truly awe inspiring.
See an architectural style that is unique in the world: Asturian pre-Romanesque, by visiting three churches Santa María del Naranco, San Miguel de Lillo and San Julián de Prados are all in this style. They have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Explore the historic quarter including the Palace of Revillagigedo. Wander the promenade soaking in the atmosphere and stop by the spectacular sculpture by Chillida, Elogio del Horizonte. Look out to the Cantabrian Sea.
Take some time to relax on the beach.
Viva La España!
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