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Background imageSpanish Collection: Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain, Europe

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Al-Idrisis world map, 1154

Al-Idrisis world map, 1154
Al-Idrisis world map. This world map, known as the Tabula Rogeriana, dates from 1154, and is orientated with North at bottom

Background imageSpanish Collection: Velazquez - The Waterseller of Seville J040094

Velazquez - The Waterseller of Seville J040094
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " The Waterseller of Seville " c1620 by Diego da Silva VELAZQUEZ (1599-1660). El Aguador de Sevilla

Background imageSpanish Collection: El Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

El Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, scallop shells and walking sticks, Galicia, Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Medieval Spain and Portugal map

Medieval Spain and Portugal map
Map of the Iberian Peninsula in the 1300s and 1400s. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSpanish Collection: Benidorm, Alicante Province, Spain, Mediterranean, Europe

Benidorm, Alicante Province, Spain, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: GOYA: SATURN, 1819-23. Saturn Devouring a Son. Oil by Francisco Goy, 1819-23

GOYA: SATURN, 1819-23. Saturn Devouring a Son. Oil by Francisco Goy, 1819-23

Background imageSpanish Collection: Jeff Koons Puppy

Jeff Koons Puppy
Jeff Koons " Puppy", 1992, stainless steel, soil and flowering plants, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Euskadi (Pais Vasco), Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: After the Bath, 1908. Artist: Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

After the Bath, 1908. Artist: Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
After the Bath, 1908. Found in the collection of the Hispanic Society of America, New York

Background imageSpanish Collection: SALVADOR DALI (1904-1989). Spanish painter. Photographed with objects, including cats

SALVADOR DALI (1904-1989). Spanish painter. Photographed with objects, including cats and water caught in surreal motion. Photographed by Philippe Halsman, c1948

Background imageSpanish Collection: La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi cathedral, Barcelona, Catalonia (Cataluna) (Catalunya), Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Catalan Atlas, 14th century

Catalan Atlas, 14th century. The 6-page Catalan Atlas (1375) was produced on vellum by the Jewish cartographer Abraham Cresques

Background imageSpanish Collection: Pollensa, Mallorca

Pollensa, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Background imageSpanish Collection: Fundacion Cesar Manrique

Fundacion Cesar Manrique, near Tahiche, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Sagrada Familia, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe

Sagrada Familia, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: DANCE: HARKNESS THEATRE. Mural by Enrique Senis-Oliver from the proscenium arch of the Harkness

DANCE: HARKNESS THEATRE. Mural by Enrique Senis-Oliver from the proscenium arch of the Harkness Theatre, on Broadway and 62nd Street in New York City, depicting dancers paying homage to Terpsichore

Background imageSpanish Collection: Traditional provinces of Spain

Traditional provinces of Spain
Map of the former provinces of Spain. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSpanish Collection: San Sebastian Bay at night

San Sebastian Bay at night, Basque Country, Euskadi, Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Cala d Or, Mallorca

Cala d Or, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Background imageSpanish Collection: Goya - Equestrian portrait of the Duke of Wellington N070532

Goya - Equestrian portrait of the Duke of Wellington N070532
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " Equestrian portrait of the Duke of Wellington" 1812 by Francisco GOYA (1746-1828). Wellesley

Background imageSpanish Collection: GOYA: WITCHES SABBATH. The Witches Sabbath. Oil on canvas, 1795-98, by Francisco Goya

GOYA: WITCHES SABBATH. The Witches Sabbath. Oil on canvas, 1795-98, by Francisco Goya

Background imageSpanish Collection: Tenerife, satellite image

Tenerife, satellite image. Satellite image of Tenerife showing Mount Teide (lower centre). Vegetation is green, and water is blue

Background imageSpanish Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), poster No pasaran (They shall not pass), published by the CNT

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), poster No pasaran (They shall not pass), published by the CNT

Background imageSpanish Collection: Cactus garden Jardin de Cactus by Cesar Manrique, wind mill, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Cactus garden Jardin de Cactus by Cesar Manrique, wind mill, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Guatiza, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Benidorm, Alicante Province, Spain, Mediterranean, Europe

Benidorm, Alicante Province, Spain, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), A Coruna, Galicia, Spain, Europe

Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), A Coruna, Galicia, Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Flamenco dancing by sea in full sunlight, Ibiza, Spain, Europe

Flamenco dancing by sea in full sunlight, Ibiza, Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: San Sebastian Bay at night

San Sebastian Bay at night, Basque Country, Euskadi, Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Harbour in the morning

Harbour in the morning, Puerto Pollensa, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Gaudi architecture

Gaudi architecture, Parc Guell, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona, Catalunya (Catalonia) (Cataluna), Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Gaudi chimneys on roof of Casa Mila (La Pedrera), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona

Gaudi chimneys on roof of Casa Mila (La Pedrera), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Spanish steps, famous square in Rome, Italy

Spanish steps, famous square in Rome, Italy
Spanish steps and TrinitA dei Monti church at sunrise, with fountain della Barcaccia in the foreground. Rome, Italy

Background imageSpanish Collection: The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Artist: Nicholas Pocock

The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Artist: Nicholas Pocock
The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Commanded by Lord Cochrane (1775-1860), the British brig HMS Speedy captured the much larger Spanish frigate Gamo off Barcelona on 6 May 1801

Background imageSpanish Collection: The Naked Maja, c1800. Artist: Francisco Goya

The Naked Maja, c1800. Artist: Francisco Goya
The Naked Maja, (la Maja Desnuda), c1800. One of two paintings of the same woman in the same pose and also one of the few nude portraits in Spain at this time

Background imageSpanish Collection: Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Spain

Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Spain
Islamic carvings, Alhambra, Granada, Spain. These carvings are in the Hall of the two Sisters. Alhambra is a walled city and fortress

Background imageSpanish Collection: ANDRES SEGOVIA (1893-1987). Spanish guitarist. Photographed, c1928, by Nickolas Muray

ANDRES SEGOVIA (1893-1987). Spanish guitarist. Photographed, c1928, by Nickolas Muray

Background imageSpanish Collection: The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull

The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull
The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789

Background imageSpanish Collection: Las Meninas, 1656 (1939). Artist: Diego Velasquez

Las Meninas, 1656 (1939). Artist: Diego Velasquez
Las Meninas, 1656 (1939). Infanta Margarita, is attended by two of the Queen`s meninas or maids-ofhonour: Maria Agustina Sarmiento and Isabel de Velasco

Background imageSpanish Collection: Playa Grande Beach, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic, Europe

Playa Grande Beach, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Mexico, Zacatecas. Statue of Francisco Pancho Villa (Doroteo Arango ArAambula) one

Mexico, Zacatecas. Statue of Francisco Pancho Villa (Doroteo Arango ArAambula) one
Mexico, Zacatecas. Statue of Francisco Pancho Villa (Doroteo Arango Arámbula) one of the foremost generals of the Mexican Revolution, erected on top of Cerro de la Bufa, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Background imageSpanish Collection: TENOCHTITLAN (MEXICO CITY) at the time of the Spanish Conquest: colored woodcut, 1556

TENOCHTITLAN (MEXICO CITY) at the time of the Spanish Conquest: colored woodcut, 1556

Background imageSpanish Collection: Spanish galleon at sea

Spanish galleon at sea
Spanish galleon, an improved caravel three times longer than wide, used in the 1500s and 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSpanish Collection: Use of an arquebusse, 16th century

Use of an arquebusse, 16th century
Spanish arquebusier, 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageSpanish Collection: Old town, Marbella, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Old town, Marbella, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Es Castell

Es Castell, near Mahon, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Church and street in Altea

Church and street in Altea, Valencia, Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus, near Marbella, Costa del Sol, Andalucia (Andalusia), Spain, Europe

Background imageSpanish Collection: Velazquez - A Spanish Gentleman K060049

Velazquez - A Spanish Gentleman K060049
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " A Spanish Gentleman ". Probably Jose Nieto, Chamberlain to Queen Maria of Austria. by Diego da Silva Velazquez (1599-1660)




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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Spanish Culture: From Ancient Maps to Modern Masterpieces" Step back in time to 1154 with Al-Idrisi's world map, a testament to Spain's historical significance as a hub of exploration and knowledge. Immerse yourself in the vibrant streets of Seville through Velazquez's masterpiece, "The Waterseller, " capturing the essence of everyday life in this enchanting city. Bask in the sun-kissed beauty of Benidorm, nestled on the shores of Alicante Province along the Mediterranean coast, offering a true taste of paradise within Europe. Embark on an unforgettable spiritual journey along El Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, tracing centuries-old footsteps and experiencing profound cultural encounters. Marvel at La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí's architectural marvel that stands tall as an enduring symbol of Barcelona's unique blend of tradition and innovation. Reflect upon Spain's tumultuous past during the Spanish Civil War with the iconic poster "No pasaran, " embodying resilience and determination against adversity. Delve into medieval history with a captivating glimpse at Spain and Portugal through a beautifully crafted map that reveals their intertwined destinies. Experience whimsy come alive with Jeff Koons' Puppy sculpture, showcasing how contemporary art seamlessly blends into Spain's diverse artistic landscape. Enter Salvador Dalí’s surreal realm captured by Philippe Halsman’s lens; witness cats and water caught in ethereal motion alongside one of Spain’s most eccentric painters. Admire UNESCO World Heritage Site Sagrada Familia once again – an architectural gem gracing Barcelona’s skyline while representing Catalonia’s rich heritage. Escape to Pollensa in Mallorca where pristine beaches meet charming cobblestone streets; indulge your senses amidst breathtaking natural beauty. Uncover ancient treasures like Catalan Atlas from the 14th century - maps that transport you back through time while celebrating Spain's cultural heritage.