by Yoan Lecomte - Friday, May 03, 2013
As we mentionned already last week, Madrid’s Royal Botanical Gardens recently celebrated International Book Day by offering visitors a peek at the rich plant life encountered by the world’s favorite ingenious gentleman of La Mancha in Miguel de Cervantes classic novel Don Quijote.
We’ve put together this handy guide that showcases Spanish plants, trees and herbs observed by the 17th century fictional knight and observable today in the royal gardens and across Spain’s natural landscapes: acebo (holly) – granado (pomegranate) - ciprés (cypress) - olmo (elm) - olivo (olive tree) - tejo (yew) - romero (rosemary) - algarrobo (carob tree) - membrillo (quince) - nogal (walnut) - jara (rockrose) - castaño (browm) - tomillo (thyme) - aligustre (privet) - adelfa (oleander) - vid (grape vine) - laures (laurel) - álamo (poplar) - mirto (myrtle) - higuera (fig tree) - encina (holm oak)
by Robert on Friday, April 26, 2013
April 23rd, a very special day in SpainThis date is not celebrated this way anywhere else in the world. In Madrid and Barcelona, lots of events take place on this day. People fill the streets of the cities and purchase… more »
by Robert on Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Poverty and wealth“Crisis”, “dept”, “unemployment”, “austerity”- Those terms have been dominating the headlines of all European newspapers since the outbreak of the global financial crisis in 2008. Spain was, and still… more »