is a collection of additional links to assist you with your culture credit
projects. They are listed by the same categories as on the main Culture
Credit page. Sites marked with **
are ones that I think will be particularly helpful to you for that section.
Resources on the ancient cultures of the Spanish speaking world have their
own page, which you may reach by clicking here.
If you discover other particularly useful sites, please email
FESTIVALS, CUSTOMS, AND TRADITIONS
TOMATINA --a truly messy tradition in Spain.
Cascarones --a truly messy tradition from Mexico and now, the southwestern US.
Tecla -- Festivals and Customs index. In Spanish, but with glossaries. This magazine is designed for people who are learning Spanish.
Puerto Rico - LANIC
World Heritage in Spain: Andalucia: La Alhambra, El Generalife (Summer Palace) excellent description http://www.ozemail.com.au/~spain/heritage.htm#alhambra
The Alhambra by Oleg Grabar Reprint of Chapter 1: The Architectural & Historical Setting, copyright 1992. 17 pages of definitive information. http://www.wco.com/~books/brl.html
Bienvenido a Granada - Welcome to Granada; beautiful photos etc. http://www.granada.net/
La Alhambra--Magnificent photos, including interiors. Photos are set
off as postcard framed with inlaid wooden borders. Click on small photo
to get an enlargement.
Welcome to Barcelona: Gaudí - Spain On Line--Short, but interesting
Casa Gaudí--Photo Gallery, books on Gaudí, links to his
Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera (1906-1910)--One of Gaudí's
fabulous buildings, which was purchased and has undergone restauration
by the bank Caja de Cataluna. Fabulous background info on this national
monument with many before/after photos.
Parc Guell (1900-1914)--Unfinished suburban garden created for Gaudí's
industrialist patron. Includes 8 photos of his visionary creations
in the park.
La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's amazing, but incomplete cathedral
located in Barcelona. (Gaudí is buried in a crypt there.)
Contains photos as well as close-up photos for more details of towers etc.
Oddly, La Sagrada Familia was not included as an architectural treasure
for Spain's World Heritage. #1 above.
Gaudí's Home, Parc Guell, and Gaudí's Waterhouse (photos)
Cordoba: Sightseeing--Description and excellent photos, including the
Catedral de los Reyes Cristianos ( the central part of the mosque remodeled
La Mezquit--a beautiful photo
La Gran Mezquita--Description in Spanish and English with excellent photos of Mezquita interiors. http://www.uco.es/cordoba/estable/arcos.html
Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad: Segovia & Monumentos
El Camino de Santiago--A very rich site that shows the centuries' old
pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Symbols are explained
and there is an article from The London's Telegraph Travel Pages which
tell about the legend of Saint James, the worship of relics in the Middle
Ages and St. James' appearance to Carlomagno.
El Escorial--Very descriptive; includes lists of architectural details
such as 9 pipe organs, 14 entrance halls, 2,673 doors, 1200 windows with
several links to
photos of various sections.
San Lorenzo del Escorial--Excellent, refreshing description. Also conatins
links to shop with tremendous collection of books, CD's, slides, videos
and authorized jewelry replicas of items worn by los Reales in art works
of Prado Art Museum. Will also assist with research questions.
Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial--This is part of a website
on La Casa Real y La Familia Real de Espana. Besides an excellent
description, there are 7 photos of superior color and quality, including
an excellent one of the Panteon.
General Information on Spanish Architecture
Sevilla: Description of the Catedral; also includes many graphics, hours,
history of the structure and description of outstanding features in Spanish
General Site for World Heritage Cities and Sites in Spain. This
is the MOST comprehensive site for all those places included in this Unit
on Spanish Architecture!