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Spain: One Of The World's Top Tourist Destinations - (http://tripoutlook.com/spain-one-of-the-worlds-top-tourist-destinations/) #travel - The Kingdom of Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula to the south of France, east of Portugal and north of Morocco. Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and has over 3,000 miles (almost 5,000 km) of coastline on the Mediterranean Sea and the Bay of...

Spain: One Of The World’s Top Tourist Destinations

Iberian Peninsula in 1157 AD The Reconquista had reached the Tejo river by the end of the 11th century but the Almoravid invasion prevented further expansion southwards. The only noteworthy military actions until mid 12th century happened in the Portuguese border where King D.Afonso Henriques managed to conquer the cities of Leiria, Santarém and Lisbon between 1135 and 1147: an exception in the otherwise stable borders between Christian and Muslim territories during the same period.

The Christian kingdoms of Iberia and the Islamic Almohad empire c.

As destinations on Europe's Iberian Peninsula, Spain and Portugal are together known for centuries-old culture, tapas and petiscos, avant-garde art and architecture, and much, much more in their shared 223,939 square miles. From island paradises to semi-remote stretches of sand in nature reserves, these are the countries' best beaches.

The Most Beautiful Beaches in Spain and Portugal

Praia da Marinha, Portugal—Why we love it: With beautiful rocky outcrops and clean, calm water, Marinha is generally recognized as one of the best beaches in Europe—and the world.

Motilla del Azuer at Castilla la Mancha, Spain (“Motillas culture”, age of Bronze)  Fortification to protect the oldest watering hole in the Iberian Peninsula.

Motilla del Azuer at Castilla la Mancha, Spain (“Motillas culture”, age of Bronze) Fortification to protect the oldest watering hole in the Iberian Peninsula

The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, in Spain and in Portugal. To learn more about #Porto click here: http://www.greatwinecapitals.com/capitals/porto

30 Extraordinary Pictures That Will Blow Your Mind

Bucket List: take a boat along the Douro River. Rocky Canyon, Douro River, Portugal photo via besttravelphotos

The Portugueses are an ethnic group native to the country of Portugal, in the west of the Iberian Peninsula of Southwestern Europe. Their language is Portuguese, and their predominant religion is Christianity, mainly Roman Catholicism. Historically, the Portuguese descend from the pre-Celtic, proto-Celtic and Celtic peoples who inhabited the Iberian Peninsula such as the Celtici, Lusitanians and the Gallaeci forming the core identity of the country, followed by the Italics, the Romans…

The Portugueses are an ethnic group native to the country of Portugal, in the…

Pre-Roman peoples of the Iberian Peninsula - Main language areas in Iberia circa 300 BC

Main language areas of pre-Roman Iberia, according to epigraphy and toponymy, based on the map by Luís Fraga

Can making a 500-year-old pilgrimage over a Spanish mountain range change a 21st-century life?

Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed

The Pyrenees; a range of mountains in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between France and Spain. It separates the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of continental Europe and extends for about 305 mi from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean.

Anta da Melriça: Castelo de Vide, Portugal. Photography by Javier Benitez. Also called Anta da Fonte das Mulheres

Dolmen cerca de Castelo de Vide - Portugal By McFly! JAVIER BENITEZ I don't even get how that strip of light is made but this is beautiful

In the Iberian Peninsula (Spain), the Iberians had a wide knowledge about gemstones, which they used in a variety of artistic works. In the second century bC., the Iberian tribes already had their own develop jewelry. Other great jewelers of the Iberian peninsula were the Castreños, indigenous inhabitants of the northwest of the actual Spain. The abundance of gold in this área facilitates the appearance of the goldsmith

In the Iberian Peninsula (Spain), the Iberians had a wide knowledge about gemstones, which they used in a variety of artistic works. In the second century bC., the Iberian tribes already had their own develop jewelry. Other great jewelers of the Iberian peninsula were the Castreños, indigenous inhabitants of the northwest of the actual Spain. The abundance of gold in this área facilitates the appearance of the goldsmith