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España. History of Spain. Iberians – first inhabitants; came from Africa (Libya) Phoenicians (attracted by mining) 1100 B.C Celts (Aryan people) 1000 B.C. Greeks 700 B.C Romans (presence for 700 years) 200 B.C. Latin, Roman law, Christianity. más historia. Visigoths 6 th century A.D.

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History of spain
History of Spain

  • Iberians – first inhabitants; came from Africa (Libya)

  • Phoenicians (attracted by mining) 1100 B.C

  • Celts (Aryan people) 1000 B.C.

  • Greeks 700 B.C

  • Romans (presence for 700 years) 200 B.C.

    • Latin, Roman law, Christianity

M s historia
más historia

  • Visigoths 6th century A.D.

  • Moors (711-1492)

    • Muslim invaders from Africa. Overran almost all of Spain.

    • Contributions: science, medicine, mathematics; built mosques, hospitals and libraries

Un poquito m s
un poquito más

  • Catholic Spain

    • Marriage of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon united Spain against the Moors

    • January 2, 1492 Moors driven out of Granada

    • End of Moorish political presence in Spain


Spain- 40,000,000 and declining

Central America, Caribbean, South America – 360,000,000


Andaluc a1


It is a part of England

Source of tension between Spanish and British

Historically the Strait has been of geographic importance to the British


Monos de gibraltar
Monos de Gibraltar

  • The only free-ranging monkeys in Europe inhabit high reaching dens on the rock. (pop = around 200)

  • Government of Gibraltar has recently begun ordering the killing of the monkeys for vandalizing property and attacking children.

  • Growing problem of tooth decay in monkey population due to swiping sweets from tourists



  • Capital of Andalucía.

  • There is a lot of “chorizo” (slang term for thieves)

  • Has the 3rd largest cathedral in the world behind the ones in London and Rome.


  • Last territory held by the Moors.

  • 711-1492

  • La Alhambra

  • “Weep son like a woman for what you would not fight for like a man.” (Legendary quote from the mother of the Moorish king to her son.)


Fotos de murcia
Fotos de Murcia

Capital of Al-Andalus during the 13th century.

Comida t pica
Comida típica

  • Paella Valenciana


  • Tomatina en Buñol

Click below to see a video of the tomatina
Click below to see a video of the Tomatina


Castilla la mancha1
Castilla – La Mancha

  • Molinos de viento de La Mancha

  • Like the ones that Don Quijote attacked in “Don Quijote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes


  • espadas toledanas

Importancia de extremadura
Importancia de Extremadura

  • Many conquistadors came from this region.

  • It is near Huelva y Palos de la Frontera…point of departure for Christopher Columbus and many of the conquistadors.

Palacio real
Palacio Real

El prado
El Prado


F tbol real madrid
Fútbol: Real Madrid

David Beckam


  • Chickpeas and Spinach

  • Clams in Sherry Sauce

  • Octopus & Paprika

  • Meatballs in Almond Sauce

  • Fried Cheese

  • Quail and Onions

  • Dried Cod & potatoes

  • Sole with Raisins & Pine Nuts

  • Grilled Pork

Estaci n de atocha
Estación de Atocha

  • Site of the March 11, 2004 Al-Qaeda bombings


  • La universidad de Salamanca

  • One of the oldest universities in the world.

  • La rana (The frog)

La fachada
la fachada

  • ¿Dónde está la rana?

    (Where is the frog?)

Comida gallega
Comida gallega

  • Pulpo a la gallega

M s puntos sobre galicia
más puntos sobre Galicia

  • They speak “gallego” (a combination of Spanish and Portuguese.)

  • There are certain pockets of poverty in Galicia and over time people have had to leave to find work.

  • Because of this there is a sense of sadness within the “gallego” character.

Milk from austurias
Milk from Austurias

  • leche de asturias

Im genes de cantabria
Imágenes de Cantabria

  • Énfasis en todo verde. (Emphasis in everything green!)

Puntos sobre el pa s vasco
puntos sobre el País Vasco

  • They speak ‘euskara’

  • Oldest language in Europe…unknown origin

  • Terrorist group ‘E.T.A’

  • Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (Freedom for the Basque Homeland)

  • PP made fatal mistake of blaming E.T.A. for 3/11/04 train bombing in Madrid


  • los sanfermines

  • 7 de julio

La rioja1
La Rioja

  • Some of the best Spanish wines come from this region.

Puntos interesantes
Puntos interesantes

  • Murallas romanas

  • Aragón played key role in repelling Moors.


  • They speak ‘catalán’…a combination of French and Spanish

  • They feel a sense of separation from the rest of Spain

  • They are not violent like ETA.

  • Architecture of Gaudí found all throughout city.

Puntos sobre las islas
Puntos sobre las islas

  • Roman soldiers came to the islands and discovered it covered with dogs.

  • That is why they are called the Canary Islands.

  • “cainine” in Latin

Puntos sobre marruecos
puntos sobre Marruecos

A lot of illegal immigration from Morocco. There is a presence of Al-Qaeda in España

Al-Andalus: name given to Andalucía by the Arabs who controlled parts of Spain for over 700 years.

Mar mediterr neo
Mar Mediterráneo

  • dieta mediterránea