Isabel la Católica

Isabella I (Madrigal de las Altas Torres, 22 April 1451–Medina del Campo, 26 November 1504) was Queen of Castille. She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon. Isabella and Ferdinand are known for completing the Reconquista, ordering conversion or exile of their Muslim and Jewish subjects in the Spanish Inquisition, and for supporting and financing…

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El Greco: Master of the Mannerism

El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541 – 7 April 1614), was a Greek artist whose painting and sculpture helped define the Spanish Renaissance and influence various movements to come. “El Greco” (“The Greek”) was a nickname, a reference to his Greek origin. He is remembered chiefly for his elongated, tortured figures, often religious in nature,…

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La resaca

La Resaca

Difficulty: Hard “Cruda”, “de goma”, “chuchaqui”… Different words for just one horrible feeling you have the day after you drink too many cervezas. Listen to this podcast and learn the richness and variety of the Spanish language and how native speakers from different countries call a hangover. Are you ready for this adventure? ¡A la…

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Las fallas

Las Fallas

Difficulty: Hard  The Fallas is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint  Joseph in the city of Valencia, in Spain. The term Fallas refers to both the  celebration and the monuments created during the celebration. Listen to  our podcast to learn more about this enigmatic and fascinating  celebration.Are you ready for this adventure? ¡A…

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