History and Map of Spain

The history of Spain dates back to the Early Middle Ages. In 1516, Habsburg Spain unified a number of disparate predecessor kingdoms; its modern form of a constitutional monarchy was introduced in 1813, and the current democratic constitution dates to 1978.

Note: I was in Portugal for my 76th birthday in February of 2016. I spent time in and around the area of Lisbon and then took the train to Porto to check out the city and of course, the fantastic port! Besides reviewing my Spanish trip, check out my trip to Portugal if you have time! - Portugal 76th Birthday - 2016.02.04

After the completion of the Reconquista, the kingdoms of Spain were united under Habsburg rule in 1516. At the same time, the Spanish Empire began to expand to the New World across the ocean, marking the beginning of the Spanish Golden Age of Spain, during which, from the early 1500s to the 1650s, Habsburg Spain was among the most powerful states in Europe.      Read More....



  Day 7 - Spain

   Valencia

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  Day 8 - Spain

   Disembark in Barcelona - Extension Day 9 - Depart Day 10 to San Francisco

Barcelona Spain Barcelona Spain Barcelona Spain

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  Day 09 - Spain

   Tour of Barcelona

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  Day 10 - Spain

   Depart to San Francisco (SFO) and Chuck's Apartment

Chuck's Apartment and View

Chuck's View from the Living Room and the Bedroom and lots of Geraniums and Succulents on the balcony!


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  Charles Walter Buntjer




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Updated on: 2017.07.04