Barcelona History & Architecture

Montjuic mountain holds Olympic history

Montjuic mountain holds Olympic history

Share Antonio Rebollo, a Spanish Paralympic archer, stood in the spotlight of the 1992 Olympic opening ceremonies, feeling calm. Rebollo released the arrow, engulfing the torch. “My feelings were taken from the people who described to me how they saw it,” he said in an interview with NBC. “What they felt, their emotions, their cries.…

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Monasterio de Leyre a physical place for a spiritual journey

Share The spirits of the past echo through the room like the voices of the present as they perform Gregorian chants. Filing in one by one, they pause to bow before the Virgin Santa María de Leyre in reverence. As the monks kneel in prayer, each contemplates his spiritual condition. They perform this ritual between…

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Columbus’ legend continues to unfold in Spain

Columbus’ legend continues to unfold in Spain

Share The story: The smell of oranges and lemons permeates the air in the nearly 55,000 meters of gardens. Perfectly trimmed hedgerows stretch for what seems like miles, lining long sparkling ponds, which reflect the surrounding flora typical to Córdoba, Spain. These grounds, Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, mark the site of the agreement between…

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