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Iberian Peninsula

Move Over San Fermín: There's Another Fiesta In Spain -- La Vaquilla Del Ángel

Lori Needleman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Lori Needleman

Imagine what it would be like to climb to the top of a pillar in the blazing sun, surrounded by thousands of vaquilleros (partygoers) all cheering you...

For 4 Days, Portugal Ran on Renewable Energy Alone

Atlas Obscura | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

For 107 hours, from May 7 to May 11, Portugal was the greenest country in the world.

Madrid vs. Lisbon: Which Is Iberia's Top Pick?

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Spain and Portugal are like fresh sangria and old port. They are different tastes. And while the Euro has helped to remake these countries in some similar ways, the two are like neighbors who roll their eyes at the shouts and spicy smells that drift from next door.

Reflecting on Al Andalus: Living Legacies and the Power of Myth

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Probing the history of Al Andalus is a reminder that myths have powerful holds on cultures and identities, both good and bad.

Lisbon In Three Hours

Lori Needleman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel
Lori Needleman

At the top, there was an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the city including Rossio Square, the Carmo Convent, the Castle of São Jorge and the Tagus River.

Celebrating Zaragoza's Fiestas Del Pilar

Lori Needleman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Travel
Lori Needleman

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Catholics and non-Catholics alike visit the Basílica to kiss that very pillar seeking protection and showing their faith and love for Virgen del Pilar.