Spain

Spain

As with Italy, early Phonecians, Greeks, and Carthinagians occupied the Iberian Peninsula. The Romans conquered Spain and their influence over Spanish culture was enduring. Spain (Hispania) was invaded by the Umayyad Caliphate from Baghdad in the early 7th Century and Muslim rule continued until 1492. Although Islamic influences are apparent in art and architecture, Christian and Roman icons and rituals have had a profound effect on Spanish culture. Regional variations are pronounced with languages, such as Catalan and Basque, being a major marker of heritage and culture.

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55 Famous Landmarks in Spain to Visit [2022]

55 Famous Landmarks in Spain to Visit [2022]

MoniqueJul 9, 202294 min read
Top 55 famous landmarks in Spain [2021]: map, photos, opening hours, entrance fees, top tips & why you must visit these amazing destinations

Best Gaudi Buildings in Barcelona

MoniqueNov 16, 202011 min read
How to see the best of Antoni Gaudi’s Barcelona: Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s Crypt, Casa Vicens, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, Casa Mila, Casa Calvet, Palau Güell, Güell Pavilions, Torre Bellesguard, Cascada Fountain