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UNESCO World Heritage Site Challenge: Historic Centre of Córdoba

Another stop on a recent Portugal/Spain road trip was the city of Córdoba. This has definitely been one of my favourite Unesco sites so far, partly because of the fantastic architecture but also because of the fascinating history behind the … Continue reading

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Unesco World Heritage Site challenge: Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida

The Emperor Augustus (63 BC – AD 14) established the Roman colony known as Augusta Emerita – later to become modern Mérida – in 25 BC, and today it is designated as a Unesco site due to the plethora of archaeological … Continue reading

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Around the World: Spain

  Currency: 1 euro (EUR) = 1oo cents System of government: Constitutional monarchy since 1978 Capital: Madrid Languages: Spanish (official language), Catalan, Valencian, Galician, Basque (official regional languages) Surface Area: 504,782 sq km (194,897 sq miles) Population: 45.95 million What … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Challenge: Santiago de Compostela

The first Spanish UNESCO site to be ticked off the list is Santiago de Compostela, a city which is a famous pilgrimage site, and is considered one of the holiest cities of the Christian faith.  Santiago was constructed around the … Continue reading

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Earthquake prediction: It’s not easy

Seismologist Raffaele Bendandi predicted that Rome would be hit by a huge earthquake on 11 May. On 11 May an earthquake occurred near the town of Lorca in southern Spain. Once again proving that earthquake prediction is a tricky task. … Continue reading

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