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On-line gallery. The open triptych shows three scenes. The left panel is dedicated to Paradise, with the creation of Eve and the fountain of life, while the right panel shows hell. The central panel gives its name to the entire piece, representing a garden of life’s delights or pleasures. Between paradise and hell, these delights are nothing more than allusions to sin, showing humankind dedicated to diverse worldly pleasures. There are clear and strongly erotic representations of lust, along with others, whose meanings are more enigmatic. Closed, the triptych offers a grisaille view of the third day of the creation of the World, with God the Father as Creator. This moralizing work is one of Bosch’s most enigmatic, complex and beautiful creations and was made near the end of his life. It was deposited in the Prado Museum by Patrimonio Nacional in 1939. Granada. Municipality in Andalusia, Spain In the 2005 national census, the population of the city of Granada proper was 236,982, and the population of the entire urban area was estimated to be 472,638, ranking as the 13th-largest urban area of Spain.

About 3.3% of the population did not hold Spanish citizenship, the largest number of these people (31%; or 1% of the total population) coming from South America. Its nearest airport is Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport. The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the tourist cities of Spain.

The Almohad influence on architecture is also preserved in the Granada neighborhood called the Albaicín with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction. History[edit] Arco/Puerta de Elvira in Granada Pre-Umayyad history[edit] Founding and early history[edit] Legacy[edit] Skiing: Costa del Sol - Costa del Sol Beaches - Costa del Sol Hotels. Costa del Sol (which translates to "Sun Coast") is a popular destination in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain.

The Costa del Sol beaches are known for white sand, and the warm and inviting waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Costa del Sol is situated between two other, less frequented coastal areas, Costa de la Luz and Costa Tropical. Tourists come from all over the world to enjoy the Andalucia beaches, from Nerja to Gibraltar. One great thing about a vacation in this region of Spain, is that there are numerous Costa del Sol beaches from which to choose and plan your ideal vacation.

The Sotogrande beaches are a place where visitors who are seeking a more secluded and tranquil vacation often explore. These beaches are renowned for their natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere. The Estepona and San Roque beaches offer another experience altogether, but are equally beautiful. Nerja Beach, of all the Costa del Sol beaches, may be the most popular. Vegan In Madrid. Thanks to HappyCow, it is always easy to find the best places anywhere to have a veggie meal. And there are several really nice places in Madrid you should definitely check out. But, how often do you get nice options that are also part of the local cuisine? Let me explain how, in Spain, you can do what the Spaniards do (well, at least in Madrid – note it is a big country with many different traditions). To start off: have breakfast! In any bar they will serve you a basic breakfast (desayuno) until 12.00, which typically consists out of a toast and strong coffee, costing only up to 2.50€, or a bit more if you add a freshly pressed orange juice.

Mind you, you will not have endless options of coffees and sizes. If you ask for a latte or cappucino you might just get a funny face. Café solo: espresso café americano: your normal long coffee cafe cortado con leche de soja: an espresso with some soy milk The same goes for the toast (tostada): there is not a wide variety, but the stuff is goood. The Sagrada Familia. Visit BarcelonaTurisme de Barcelona Official. Cordova Travel Tips from Rail Europe. At the heart of Spain's Andalucia region, Corbova delights travelers with its old Arab and Jewish quarters; the narrow, cobblestone streets lined with homes boasting flower-filled patios and balconies.

Today's Cordova has over 300,000 people, but is ancient architecture and historic buildings housed a whole lot more nearly one thousand years earlier. This was Europe's most populous city and a cultural and intellectual center. Cordova's most celebrated sage, the Jewish philosopher Maimonides, was born here in the 12th century although the Almohads, a Berber dynasty drove him out.

You can see religious history on display at the miraculous Mezquita. Dating back to the 10th century when Cordova reached its zenith as the most prosperous city in Europe, outshining Byzantium and Baghdad in science, culture and the arts. Taking over 200 years to complete, the Mosque's construction started in 784 AD. For more blossoms, head to the Flower Alley.