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Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 automous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital City Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle as in the Alcazar and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudi’s […]


Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces. Such as Michelangelo’s David and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals […]


Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the […]


France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace […]


England, birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles, is a country in the British Isles bordering Scotland Wales. The capital, London, on the River Thames, is home of Parliament, Big Ben and the 11th-century Tower of London. It is also a multcultural, modern hub for the arts and business. Other large cities are Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, […]