history - Costasur.com

854 results for Tag history

History of Conil de la Frontera
In Conil passed many nationalities and tribes like the Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Moslems, Byzantines, Vandals and the Chr...
History and culture of Majorca, Balearic Islands
History and Culture of Majorca : Between 3000 and 1300 BC, there is proof of the existance of a construction known as a naviculaire, a kind of construction in the...
History of Madrid, Spain
In the 9th century the Moorish ruler Mohamed I had a small fortress constructed near a river called al-Magrit (now Manzanares), from which the city inherits its name. The citadel was re-conquered by King Alfons...
History of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, Granada
Granada?s history; some interesting facts: Granada?s history is an example of a melting pot of many different cultures. It was a reference point for many centuries on the Iberian peninsula of power and ...
History of Almeria province, Andalucia, Spain
Almeria?s History Many civilizations have left their mark in Almería; they left a part of themselves behind in this unique little enclave locate...
History, Almuñecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
The first civiliations go back to the XV century b.c. the Bronze ages, after that around the X century b.c the colonization of the phoenicians took place. The first ones that began to structure towns and cities...somethin...
History Barbate, Cadiz, Spain, Andalusia, Costa de la luz
The Romans exploited this factor, but before them along the coast of Barbate, Trafalgar, Zahara and Tarifa the phoenicians where already fishing this special and delicious tuna. The Almadraba is a millennial ...
Geography and History of Benalmadena | Costasur.com
In this section we will talk about Benalmádena?s geographical layout. The municipality of Benalmádena is located in between the Sierra de Mijas (Mijas mountain range) and the Alborán Sea (in the Mediterranean); it i...
History of Benalmadena, Costa del Sol, Málaga, Andalucía, South of Spain
The first human traces in Benalmadena go back to the superior paleolitic period. This was prooved by arqueolo...
History of Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain.
The city of Cádiz was founded by the Phoenicians in 1100BC. It started off as a trading post for various ...
History of Estepona, Costa del Sol, Málaga, Andalusia, Sout of Spain
The first human traces in Estepona go back to the Palaeolithic period and also traces are found of the Neolithic period. Furthermore, Stone age and the Bronze age left plenty of treasure...
Geography and History of Huelva | Costasur.com
As well as its history, Huelva has a very special geography. The province of Huelva is surrounded by nature. To the North we find the Sierra de Aracena Natural Park, and the Picos (Peaks) de Aroche, that separate us from the flat province of Badajoz...
History and monuments in Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Huelva?s legacy. The city of Huelva has a very interesting, varied landscape. Between the great marshlands and estuaries of the Odiel and Tinto rivers, and the Rivera...
History of Nerja, Andalusia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Spain
Since then, until today?s tourist boom, there are been many different cultures and episodes that have formed the area?s history. Outside the discoveries of the Palaeolithic, Neolithic and bronze ages, there are also indications of ...
History, Salobreña, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Salobreña, as expert narrorators tell in their stories has many similarities in orography with Gibraltar, both with big symbolic rocks and both were once islands. The island of Salobreña was sep...
History, Torremolinos, Costa del Sol, Málaga, Andalusia, South of Spain
Different archeologial excavations showed human remains which date back to prehistoric times, the Tapada cave or the Cueva del Encanto, just to name two, are caves ...
History of Torrox, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Axarquia, Andalusia, Spain
Phoenicians, romans an arabs...Torrox and Axarqui a have strong ties. Through the passing of times civilizations have left their mark in this enchanting city with a mountainous ...
History of Zahara | Costasur.com
Zahara de los Atunes? history goes right back to the many caves in the area that are witness to prehistoric human presence like the Atlanterra Cave and the Cave of Los Alemanes (The Germans). Another interesting tale ...
History of Baqueira Beret and the Aran Valley, Lerida, Cataluña, Spain
In the year 1175, during the reign of Alfonso II, the Arán Valley was placed under the Crown of Arágon. During two or three centuries, this valley was constantly disputed over, and passed between France and the Kingdom of Aragón ...
History of Bilbao, Basque Country, Northern Spain, Euskadi, Vizcaya
Somera, Artekale and Barrenkale are the names of the first ...
The history of Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
Traces of Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman civilizations are evident in Chiclana, as well as Cadiz – which is the oldest city in Europe. The Island of Sancti Petri is surrounded by myths and legends. Dur...
History of Rota, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain
Astaroth, Asta Regia, Rabitta Ruta, Oraculum Menester, Oleastrum, Speculum Rotae, Rotta, and finally Rota have been some of the different names this locality has adopted duri...
History of Essaouira
Essaouira was under the control of the Cathaginians and Phoenicians up until the century V a.C. Later, the Romans took over and were...
History of Marrakech, Morocco
In the Roman era, the "men of Earth" began to rise up against the Maruitanian Throne, whose borders reached the Mediterranean Sea. A...
History of Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Andalusia, South of Spain
History in this area of the Spanish peninsula is going back to the paleolític and mesolític periods including the Phoenician settlement, archeological sites, which have ...
History of Santiago de Compostela | Galicia | Spain
The understanding of the city's name is a good approach to the "real" history of Santiago...
History Galicia, Spain
600 years before Christ the celtic folk arrived to Galicia and they mixed with the natives. A lot of Castros wer...
History of Fuengirola, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalusia, Spain
Like much of the Iberian peninsula in general and the Costa del Sol in particular, Phoenicians, possibly Tartessians, Romans, Visigoths, and Arabs set up residence in the area now known as Fuengirola before Catholic Christians arrived. The R...
History of Estepona
Esteponas history is a mix of various civilisations, phenicians, romans and arabs, whereby the arabs where settled here longest and left the richest heritage (fortifications, towers etc.) However, one can assume that the antic Estepo...
History of Puerto Banus, Malaga, Costa del Sol, Andalusia, South of Spain
The Marina José Banús is still very young. It was inaugurated in May 1970 and since then, it underwent an incredible growth. As from the very beginning, it received the Golden Medal of Touristic Merits and the "Gold Mercury International" for...
History of Italy
In 1861, the city states of the Italian peninsula along with Sardinia and Sicily became united under King Victor EMMANUEL II; this is when Italy first became a nation state. In the ear...
Argentina's History Prior to being Founded as a State
A small fleet left on August 8th, 1515 from the Andalusian port of Sanlúcar...
History of Argentina
The first inhabitants of what is now Argentina, as you can observe in the displays inside the Santa Cruz Museum, began about 11,000 years before Christ. Patagonia, -pampa,La Pampa), and El Chaco were the fir...
History of Tangier, Morocco, Tangiers North Africa.
In the 5th century, Tangiers was occupied by the Vandals. Then during the 6th century the Byzantines were here. The Arabs and Berber...
History Culture of Murcia Region, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain
...
Geography and History of Alicante | Costasur.com
Alicante has a large history dating back more than 3000 years. The earliest remains found in the city date back to the third millenium b.c and were found in the Cova de Fum in Foncalent. In the fourth century b.c th...
A walk through the history of Alicante, Spain
According to diverse studies realized the walk through history of Alicante was started by the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Greeks who have sown many of the traits now common in the peoples of Alicante. In fact one of the best know...
History and Culture in Benicassim, Castellon, Valencia, Spain
Benicassim is a town with many important historic d...
History Culture Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
This is what the old legend said. This has caused the Canary history to be written, in certain ways due to Columbuses trips. The natives ...
History, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
La Palma was originally named Benahoare by the Guanches. The only remainders we have left to tell us about this mysterious race are their cave dwellings, enigmatic petroglyphs and paved...
History, La Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain.
The ancient inhabitants of El Hierro were known as “Bimbaches”. They controlled the island until they were eventually conquered by Jean de Béthencourt. This happened more through the process of...
History of Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Prehistory If we start right from the beginning we should start with Salobreña, where in its caves, in the Neolithic age, nomad shepherds left evidence of their existence in the Cave of the Great Captain – La Cueva del Gran Capitan. Later t...
History of Sotogrande, San Roque, Cádiz, Andalusia, South of Spain
Here found Mc Micking the ingredients to realise his idea: lovely views, wide lands, good communications by road (2 nearby airports)and the beach. It where his nephews Jaime and Enrique Zóbel who bou...
History and Culture in Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
The first thing that we must mention of the island of Menorca is it's great strategic...
Important dates in history, Brazil, South America
...
History of La Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
The first nucleus was based in the area where the Almudaina palace now stands, an elevated location...
Alcudia old town, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
The ancient town of Alcudia is very very different to the modern tourist resort located 3kms to the south. Taking a stroll around this fascinating city is like taking a step back in time. Alcudia has a fasci...
History and Culture, Nicaragua, Central America
The Spanish discoverer Francisco Fernandez de Córdoba founded the cities of Leon and Granada in the year 1525, in what today is Nicaragua. Until 1821 the region came under Spanish rule, but this situation changed with the indep...
History, Venezuela, South America
Little is known about the history of Venezuela until 1492, the time of the conquest and the arrival of the Spanish who colonised on this land. It was a time somewhat obscure by the Church and a time of bloodshed by those who wou...
History and Culture in Cantabria, Spain, West Coast
...
History, Andratx, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Andratx was at the centre of the "Barony of Andratx". This area also included; Calvià; Puigpunyent; Estellencs; Banyalbufar; Marratxí; some areas of Pla de Sant Jordi; and the parish of Santa Creu. For the most part ...
History and Culture on the Costa Brava, Girona, Spain
The first references of human life in this area date back to 2500 b.c, in the area of Pinell, where they have found sepulchers from the neolithic era. They have also found an area o...
History and Culture in Asturias, Gijon, Spain
Asturias started to...
History and Culture Basque Country, Spain
The history of Euskadi is lnked with the Cantabrian Coast, between Asturias and the border of France. Some years before Christ, the Romans tried to sack the place, but not without difficult...
History, Torre del Mar, Costa del Sol, South of Spain
The history of Torre del Mar dates back to the Phoenician, Roman, and even before this time...the carthaginians. This is confirmed by the phoenican era remains found in the...
History, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand
Christchurch is a city that was born in the middle of the 19th century as a result of the colonization of the Canterbury Association. The origin of it´s name comes from the members of Christ Church Collage, an association w...
History of Margarita Island, Venezuela, South America
In 1817, during the independent movements of the nineteenth century, the zone was named Nueva Esparta, a name which still exists today. As in Central America and South America, the h...
History Croatia
Throughout various ins and outs, the Croatians have settles in it's actual location. This happened around the 7th century. Two centuries later in the 9th century they had turned into some of the most potent towns in the area. Later it ca...
History, Greece, Europe
Greece was one of the most important civilizations that ever existed, it is best known because it's culture was present in 3 continents as well as for being the origin of the first civilizations that settled along the Agean Sea. Around 8...
History Turkey
The history of what we know a Turkey today goes back to the paleolithic era, specifically to the Karain Cave. It is located in the Turkish Anatolia. This is where the first neolithic settlements were found and then incremented...
History and Culture
The history of Portugal has many points in common with that of other countries in Europe. It´s origins begin in the Middle Ages and centuries later became an important world reference point thanks t...
History, Cape Verde, Africa
1462 is the date that marked the arrival of the first Coloners, although they do not discard the fact that arabs probably were there first. The first disembarkment happend in Santiago and founded the Ribeira Grande. Afer the colonization th...
History Rota, Cadis, Costa Ballena, Andalucia, Spain
The first hints of life in this area date back to pre-historic times, more specifically to the Copper Age. The ancient ruins found in Rot...
History in Matalascanas, Almonte, Huelva, Spain, Andalusia
At the end of the 16th century they began building towers, they served as a refuge for those that protected and alerted the people in the town from the arrival of pirates. These towers are still there, although their use ...
History of Isla Cristina, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain, Costa de la Luz
The extraction of salt from the fish was the origin of the actual fishing exploitation, which in todays actuality is stil a big source of their income in Isla Cristina. The Lisbon earthquake of 1755 also left it´s mark in this loca...
History Punta Umbria, Huelva, Spain, Andalusia, Costa de la luz
Romans, Iberians, arabs, and Christians have all passed through Punta Umbria, but the reality is that when the english arrived, the life in this town was rustic, not developed and there were only 4 houses, ...
History of El Rompido, Huelva, Costa de la Luz, Spain, Andalusia
The first settlements are dated back to the phoenican era, Cartaya actually comes from the phoenician name Carteia, and in El Rompido they built the first salazon (conservation by salt to meats and fish) factories. The area of El Rom...
History of Mazagon, Huelva, Spain, Andalusia, Costa de la luz
Not many historical references survive about this little Onubense paradise. We know that from the middle of the 20th century Mazagón has been a prosperous town dedicated to fishing, agriculture and tourism. The latter industry...
History Bali, Indonesia
When you speak of history in Bali you must know a little bit about the Majaphit Empire that founded the first Bali colony in the island of Java after the muslim invasion that forced many to leave the island of Bali. The Europeans didn&a...
History, Tunisia, Africa
Cartago was the first city to be known in this country, a city founded in the 8th century b.c. that extended through the south of Italy and the Iberian Penninsula, taking away the protaginism from Greece. The Rom...
History of Sitges Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Costa Brava
We must mention that in the I Century, the port of Sitges started to have very important comercial activity. Miralpeix and Campdsasens are the castles found in this town. These feudal castles were passed down from generation to gener...
History Platja D'Aro, Girona, Costa Brava, Spain
This locality who's economy moves around tourism limits with the town of Calonge, Santa Cristina D'Aro in the interior, and the locality of San Feliu de Guixols to the south. It is a municipality surrounded by the moun...
History of Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain
Iberians and Romans were the first to settle in these lands. The Iberians are know for Puig de Castellet (s.III b.c), and from the romans the remains in Els Avellaners de Can Sala. In the midieval era, LLoret de Mar...
History Oropesa del Mar, Valencia, Costa Azahar, Spain, Castellon
Besides the passing of the Iberians, Romans, Arabs and Visigoths we must mention an important moment in the history of Oropesa in the Costa Azahar of Spain. That is the Reconquering of James I, who in 1233 co...
History in Sanlucar, Cadiz, Andalusia, Costa de la Luz, Spain
As in the rest of the coast of Cadiz and the Costa de la luz, the romans, visigoths, and arabs occupied thes lands centuries ago. The Atalayas (watchtowers) were built during the Roman era. After the arabs, the...
Geography and History of Cala d'Or | Costasur.com
History of Astun, Jaca, Pyrenees, Spain, Huesca
From 1975, Astun invested heavily in instalations and facilities, as well as the general infrastructure around the town, ensuring quality roads were built to enable easy access to the resort. From this moment onwards,...
History Formigal, Sallent, Pyrenees, Huesca, Spain
Sallent, Formigal, Balneario, Panticosa and Piedrahita are just a few of the towns nearby where you'll find traces of past times, megalithic remains, roman remains, thermal springs that were used by the Romans for their healing properties, and o...
History Tavira, Faro, Algarve, Portugal
Two thousand years before Christ is about when a dwelling was formed known today as Tavira, one of the most prosperous cities of Algarve. During centuries of Arab occupation, Tavira was conquered by the Christians, specifically unde...
History Monte Gordo, Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Faro, Algarve, Portugal
History in this area proves that there was human existence in this same area in prehistoric times. It is an area that has always been inhabited by a series of different civilations. As to what the origins ...
History of Albufeira, Faro, Algarve, Portugal
In the 13th Century, Alfonso III conquered this town, and Albufeira was annexed to the Kingdom of Portugal. Today you can still see traces of this period in its narrow streets, aroma of jazmin, cobblestone roads, its ca...
History Portimao, Faro, Algarve, Portugal
The necropolis of Acalar de Mnte Canela is its biggest patrimony and gives evidence to the life which presided here thousands of years ago, all the way back to the Neolithic Age. Through this regi...
History Lagos, Faro, Algarve, Portugal
In 1292 the Algarve was the last area that Portugal conquered from the arabs. There presence is still there in the architecture, the decoration in the streets as well as the fortresses you´ll find throughout the coastline.....
History of Skiing
Skiing is an art and also a favorite sport for many. It has been around since before Christ, when the Norwegian hunters had to ski on flat wood to get more speed when hunting animals. The first findings were found in Rodody, Norway, a...
History of Snowboarding - From the 1970s to Modern Day Snowboarding
During the 60s and 70s, Poppens invention was commercialised, although the original board had become obs...
History Chile, South America
Chile is a country which has sheltered various tribes such as the Aimaras, Atacameños and Diagutas, above all until thirteenth century when different cultures began to establish themselves, such as farming communities who were influenced ...
History Guatemala, Central America, Mayan Empire
Guatemala has been home to various different important cultures, the most notable of which were the Mayans. The Mayans were the first people in the region to create an important civilization, with incr...
History, Paracuru, Ceara, Brazil
Later in the seventeenth century, Ceara was colonized by the Portuguese, not without some resistance on the part of the native people. There were continued incursions by European pirates, and the Dutch invaded this area twice i...
History of Lisbon, Portugal
In the history of Lisbon, there are various stages that must be shown, stages like the celtic, the iberians, the romans, carthaginiens, and greeks. Common stages around the entire Iberian Penninsula. The arrival of muslims, the re-conquering, ...
History Oporto, Portugal
The first civilizations in the zone, the Greeks, Phoenicians, and Carthagians, settled on the left side of the river, but it was the Romans who decided to settle on the right hand side, due to the favourable conditions for a port. ...
History of Sintra, Portugal
Belas is one of the most important towns of Sintra, located between mountains and a settlement in which locals have lived since the twelfth century. According to the archaeological remains found here, you can establish a populat...
History Sagres Vila do Bispo, Algarve, Portugal
Throughout this region different civilizations have roamed such as the phoenicians, tartessos, Celtics, cartigineans, romands, godos, arabs and christians. This was the last era that the region aquired great importance. Through...
History, Equador, South America
Las Vegas, the penninsula of Santa Elena and Quito were the first settlements that are known in Equador. Some date back more than 9,000 years b.c. like the case of El Inga. From it's beginings, the aborigines were ...
History Salamanca, Castille and Leon, Spain
Some interesting details about Salamanca?s history; Hannibal took the city called Helmántica (now known as Salamanca) causing an uprising on behalf of the people. After this the Romans arrived. From then on our city pas...
History and Culture Seville, Andalusia, Spain
The Romans named this city Hispalis, from there comes the word Hispalense. The muslims named it Ishbiliya name that finally became Sevilla. To speak of the history of Seville cannot be reduced ju...
History Madeira, Portugal
Joao Goncalves is the name that is tied to the history of Madeira. This sailor discovered this chain of islands in 1419 and giving the Portuguese crown the honor to claim this territory and name it´s first governors. In the sam...
History Azore Islands, Azores, Portugal
In the XV century the Azore Islands were not inhabited, for this reason they are called the legendary and mythic islands, names like the Atlantida or the Azuis islands or Seven cities were given to these deserted islands. After the...
History, Alentejo, Portugal
Phoenicians, Celtics, and Romans all left an important legacy in the time before Christ in the region of Alentejo. A land in which culture and tradition went hand in hand. The Romans perh...
History of San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain
In the year 1945 when Pedro Becerra was the mayor of Marbella, he bought the home that Marques del Duero built, and this became part of Marbella. From then on, the short histo...
History Cancun, Mexico, Caribbean Sea
The Mexico National Tourism Fund was the tool which was used by the government to begin the development of the zone, a development which started with infrastructures such as the road which joins Cancun to the peninsula. This link brought ...
History of Jerez | Cadiz | Andalusia | Spain
The Neolithic, Taressians, Phoenicians, Romans, Muslims, Christians and a few other civilization have settled in what today is Jerez de la Frontera in southern Spain. This Tartessian town is recognized as the first great...
History Australia
The prehistoric period began with the establishment of the first settlements in this land, and lasted until the arrival of the Dutch in 1606. During this era, the evolution of the island was centered on the Pacific coast. The Sp...
History Honduras Central America
But a long time before the unfolding of those events, was another eventful period, i.e. the Pre-Columbine age, when the territory was populated by the Mayans, in particular in the region of Copan in the west of the country. Copan was ...
History of Dubrovnik, Croatia
This city was born in the 8th century and was a fishermens town of which the majority had arrived escaping from the slovenians that were ransacking towns in the Balcans. They built the first fortresses to protect themselfs, but in...
History Split Croatia Europe
Diocletian had residence in what today is Split. It was a residence to rest, and was built in 245 b.c. The city began to grow and lay it's first stones on the fortress of this Roman Emperor. Around this residence small towns began to form, main...
History Zadar Croatia Europe
Zadar was converted into a municipality 50 years before our era, during the Roman occupation of the region. After, it was the seat of the Bishopric Romans. After that it was baptized as Diodora under the Ottoman Empire. During the 7...
History Istria Croatia Europe
The Greek geographer Estrabon defined this region as an incredible place, and a pleasant one to live in. Later the Romans arrived and settled in the area, and the emperor Augustus annexed Istria as a province of Italy. After the Rom...
History and Geography of Mijas
The geography of Mijas: this white village in the mountains is located about 450 meters above sea level and has a current population of about 7500 inhabitants. Little is know of the prehistorical period of th...
History of Mijas / Malaga
The history of Mijas goes back to the 2nd century, and during all these years different cultures and civilizations have passed this town. Before the Romans, the Phoenicians and the Greeks came to Mijas, withou...
History Rovinj Croatia Istria Penninsula
The Illyrians were the first known people to settle here and stayed for centuries. Later it was the Romans, and later the Byzantines who came through these lands in Croatia. Inside the first era, that of the Illyrians, the His...
History Dalmatia Croatia
Through the Roman period of Dalmatia, an important splendor came to the region. Then the Barbarians came, and later the Byzantines, and in the 7th century approximately, it w...
History Casares Malaga Spain Costa del Sol
Casares was one of the most important point in the Costa del Sol during the Roman era. It´s name was given by Julius Caesar, who had a strong bond with the baths of Hedionda, thermal waters with healing...
History Zaragoza and Culture Zaragoza
The city of Zaragoza in the province of Aragaon, Spain was...
History Amsterdam and Culture Amsterdam
From then on, the development of this city, one of the youngest in Europe, has been very impressing. In the 19th century Amsterdam was granted permission to become a city and it´s port became of great economic importance. ...
History Milan and Culture Milan
The Celts, the Romans, the Huns, the Ostrogoths, the Byzantines…all have passed through this great city and left their mark. In th...
History New York United States
When the first chapter in the modern history of New York was written, in the year 1524, the city's discoverer, Giovanni da Verrazzano, could never have imagined how much the city would have developed 500 years later. In later yea...
History, Caribbean
The zone of Caribbean Central America has an important Mayan history, with places like Tulum, the cradle of Mayan civilization, the culture which dominated the zone until 1492. Up until then more than 3 million square kilometres of ter...
History Montenegro
During the 10th Century, under the name of Dukja, this region had a very interesting status. Later in the 12th Century, it became part of Serbia. Since the fall of the Roman Empire, Montenegro has lived its first m...
History Punta Cana
Since the late 1960's the interest of U.S. investors, who saw great possibilities to enjoy this area, have helped develop Punta Cana into the thriving tourist development it is today. As has happened in other destinations such as ...
History San Sebastian
Around the 6th Century, the Monastery of San Sebastian was the main center of social, administrative, and spiritual life in the area, that grew little by little in population, which lead to it becoming ...
History Hamburg
During the Stone Age it is presumed a nomad settlement of hunters and plants collectors in Elba's primitive valley. Since 4th century before Christ it is assumed northalbing saxon settlements in the north riverside...
History Alps
Currently, the Alps is an ideal holiday destination for skiing, with skiing faciltiies for all levels, plenty of quality hotels and apartments, and good travel and transport connections that have made the area a global benchmark for ski resorts acro...
History Cervinia, Italian Alps, Italy
Over three thousand years ago, the first populations settled in the region of Cervinia. It was when the Romans came that we found the first documents about the area. The origins of Breuil Cervinia started around 200 ye...
History Hawaii
Kames Cook, British explorer, arrived to this region for the first time in 1778. During this time, Kamehameha I was the king of the islands. Through various dynasties of Kamehameha, five of them to be ex...
History Israel
The first references made to this place date back to 1200 years B.C. There are references from the Egyptians of a town called Israel, the patriarch of the Fatherland of the Jewish People. Israel, Judea, Holy Land, Promised...
History Noumea
Since the French claimed the island, it has been used for industrial purposes. Its port al...
History Cordova
A city that was home to philosophers such as Seneca, it was also a major stronghold for the Muslim kingdom, with with many caliphs residing in the city. Even today, the city remains one of ...
History Namibia
Diego Cao was a Portuguese sailor that united with Bartolomeu Dias and arrived at what we now know today to be Namibia, in the 15th century, almost arriving at the 16th century. Since then until up to today, Namibia was converted in...
History Biarritz
This region was co...
History Salou
The history of Salou: From Salou's origins around the 6th Century, it has grown to be a international comme...
History Gambia
The arabians were the first to make reference to settlement in this zone, around about the 9th century AD, from which point the area gained a certain significance in its dealings in ivory, gold and the slave trade. Around the 15th c...
History Czech Republic
Throughout the Middle Ages, the Kingdom of Bohemia was a kingdom which enjoyed stability, from the 10th to the 15th century to when things itching to change. The golden age of this region lived during the fourteenth century, a century in ...
History Bulgaria
Through this settlement and through other historic moments, Bulgaria was converted into an important European power during the 10th century, facing even the great Byzantine Empire for control of the Balkans. This...
History Hungary
Hungary was once part of Dacia and Pannonia, two Roman provinces in central Europe, and this situation remained stable until the second century AD, a time in which the territories of these two provinces were invaded by the Germans, and later...
History Finland
During the Middle Ages and later centuries, these lands that are now part of the country Finland was in dispute between the Republic of Novgorod and Sweden, two powers that ended up dividing the country. Then, in the fifteenth century, Novgor...
History Slovenia
In the 2nd century b.c., the Noricum Kingdom in the region of the Easter Alps, was a kingdom that had a very good relationship with the Roman Empire, and traded iron with them. Years before our era, they decided to associate themselves wit...
History Dubai
Fast forward to the nineteenth century, and the Al Maktoum dynasty took control of the region and Dubai became an independent Arab emirate. In 1835, Dubai signed a maritime truce with Britain, and submitted to the Brit...
History Sicily
The known history of Sicily starts around 3000 b.c. when the island was inhabited by different ethnicities, the Sicels, the Sicani, and the Elymians. The first of these gave the name Sicily to the Island. Later, in the 8th...
History Singapore
In 1819, Raffles initiated the construction of a modern port that would turn Singapore into a hive of trading activity once more after previous wealth and prosperity had been obliterated in the port by Portuguese pirates some 300 years befor...
History Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a city that was occupied by the United Kingdom at the end of the First Opium War in the mid-nineteenth century. The island was conquered by the British and a year later, after the Treaty of Nanjing, Hong Kong passed into the hands of the...
Geography and History of Roses | Costasur.com
Roses? geography and history. Geography, interesting information: Roses is located to the North of the Costa Brava, in the golf that bears the same name: Gulf of Roses, to the south of the Cap (headland) de Creus, in the Alt Empordá region. Just...
History of Istanbul | Costasur.com
However, the history of Istanbul generally begins around 660 BCE, when the settlers from Megara, under the command of King Byzas, established Byzantion (Latinised as Byzantiu...
History of Peñíscola | Costasur.com
History of Budapest | Costasur.com
The ancestors of modern-day Hungarians were the Magyars, who inhabited the region that was known as Hungary from the year 1000. Their first king was Stephen I. In 1241 the Mongol invasion left almost ruined all the buildings constru...
Geography and History of Roquetas de mar | Costasur.com
Geography; Roquetas de Mar is located on the coast, on the western tip of the Almerian Gulf. It borders to the north with the foothills of the Sierra de Gádor, and to the south with the Mediterranean Sea. Its coordinate...
Geography and History of Orihuela | Costasur.com
When looking at the history of Orihuela, we can talk about the history of our town in prehistoric era, in ancient times, the Middle Ages, at the time of Muslim and Christian reign, in the modern age and in our current ...
Geography and History of Playa Blanca | Costasur.com
PLAYA BLANCA'S HISTORY: The origins of the islanders are not well documented, it is believed they descend from the Berbers who migrated from North Africa. The Canary Islands are known through the tales of medieval travellers who came...
Geography and History of Los Cristianos | Costasur.com
Los Cristianos? Geography and History is marked by its location on a volcanic island. Los Cristianos is in the south of the island of Tenerife, in the Adeje mountain range, belonging to the municipality of Arona. It is located between t...
Geography and history Altea
Altea is a municipality belonging to the Comunidad Valenciana, located to the north of the Alicante province, in the Marina Baixa region. It is located on the Mediterranean coast line, bordering to the north with Benidorm and to the south...
Geography and History of Playa de San Juan | Costasur.com
Geography and History of Retamar | Costasur.com
Retamar has been chosen by many families from Almería as their second residence due to its proximity to the sea as well as to the capital of Almería. Just some 15km away we can find all the peace and tranquillity that is missing from the cities;...
Geography and History of Granada Province | Costasur.com
Geography and History of L'Ametlla de Mar | Costasur.com
L?Ametlla de Mar belongs to the El Baix Ebre region. The municipality has an area of 66, 91 km2. It is located on the coast, between the ?cap de Terme? where the Vandellos Municipality ends and the ?L?Aliga? ravine to the so...
Geography and History of Vinaros | Costasur.com
Geography and History of Playa de las Americas | Costasur.com
Geography and History of Valldemossa | Costasur.com
Valldemossa?s Geography and History. It is located in a valley of the Tramuntana mountain range, the range that extends all along the north area of the island of Mallorca. The range was named a world heritage site by the UNESCO in 2011;...
Geography and History of L'Escala | Costasur.com
L?Escala?s geography and history since times long gone by have always been closely linked. It is necessary to know about L?Escala?s geography and history so as to know where to go and what to visit. Following is some interesting i...
Geography and History of Can Pastilla | Costasur.com
Some interesting information about Can Pastilla?s geography and history: Not much has been written about Can Pastilla?s geography and history, as it used to be an inhospitable area of sand dunes and pine trees that have slowly been replace...
Geography and History of Munich | Costasur.com
Geography and History of Amposta | Costasur.com
Historical information about Amposta. In 1096 Ramón Berenguer III signed a letter ceding the city, it is at this moment that Amposta is first mentioned, and it is a very important Arab fortification. Ramón Berenguer III has a castle built in ...
Geography and History of Lima | Costasur.com
To understand South American culture one must know about the geography and history of Lima, and the events that came about with the meeting of two worlds...
Geography and History of Sant Carles de la Ràpita | Costasur.com
Interesting information about San Carlos de la Rápita, more than 1000 years ago the Muslims found this beautiful place and decided to stay, they built a small fortress where they could control what arrived by the sea. San Carlos de la Rápita is...
Geography and History of Calan Bosch | Costasur.com
214 f