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LUNA (LA PUEBLA DE CAZALLA - SEVILLA)

Esta semana que está a punto de concluir ha tenido una destacada protagonista, la luna, tanto por el eclipse parcial que pudimos disfrutar el martes 16 de julio como por las múltiples celebraciones por el 50 aniversario de la llegada del hombre a la luna el próximo 20 de julio,así que parecía obligada un pequeño homenaje a nuestro satélite que tanta ciencia, misticismo y fantasía nos produce. Tomada en La Puebla de Cazalla (Sevilla) con un teleobjetivo de 500 mm + duplicador y aprovechando el factor de multiplicación de 1,5 de Nikon. La fotografía esta procesada digitalmente con software y tiene marca de agua con el nombre del autor. Está prohibida la reproducción total o parcial o con cualquier modificación si permiso del propietario.

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Diciembre 2018: Rafael Falco?n Sánchez

Foto de Rafael Falcón que representará al mes de diciembre en nuestro calendario de 2020. Más información: iuelviso.org/rafael-falcon-sanchez-ganador-diciembre-conc...

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Febrero 2019: Manuel Joaqui?n Marti?n Jiménez

Foto de Manuel Joaquín Martín que representará al mes de febrero en nuestro calendario de 2020. Más información: iuelviso.org/manuel-joaquin-martin-jimenez-ganador-de-feb...

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Junio 2019: María Jesús Bejarano Roldán

Foto de María Jesús Bejarano Roldán que representará al mes de junio en nuestro calendario de 2020. Más información: iuelviso.org/la-foto-de-maria-jesus-bejarano-la-mejor-de-...

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Abril 2019: Antonio Javier Palma Guerrero

Foto de Antonio Javier Palma Guerrero que representará al mes de abril en nuestro calendario de 2020. Más información: iuelviso.org/antonio-javier-palma-representara-a-abril-en...

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Mayo 2019: Ana Carrera Go?mez

Foto de Ana Carrera Gómez que representará al mes de mayo en nuestro calendario de 2020. Más información: iuelviso.org/una-foto-de-ana-carrera-gomez-sera-la-repres...

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Enero 2019: Tonacho Blasco Bernet

Foto de Tonacho Blasco Bernet que representará al mes de enero en nuestro calendario de 2020. Más información: iuelviso.org/tonacho-blasco-bernet-ganador-de-enero-concu...

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Andalucia

Andalusia (Spanish: Andalucía) is an autonomous community of Spain. Andalusia is the most populated and second largest of the seventeen autonomous communities that constitute Spain. Its capital is Seville.Andalusia is bounded on the north by Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha; on the east by Murcia and the Mediterranean Sea; on the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean (south-west); on the south by the Mediterranean Sea (south-east) and the Atlantic Ocean (south-west) linked by the Strait of Gibraltar at the very south which separates Spain from Morocco. The British colony of Gibraltar at the south shares its three-quarter-mile land border with the Andalusian province of Cádiz.

History

The name Andalusia is derived from the Arabic name "Al Andalus", which refers to the parts of the Iberian peninsula which were under Muslim rule. The Islamic history of Muslim Spain can be found in the entry al-Andalus. Tartessos, the capital of a once great and powerful Tartessian Civilization, was located in Andalusia, and was known in the Bible by the name of Tarshish. More information about this region can be found in the entry Hispania Baetica, the name of the Roman province that corresponds to the region.Andalusian culture has been deeply marked by the eight centuries of Muslim rule over the region, which ended in 1492 with the reconquest of Granada by the Catholic monarchs.The Spanish spoken in the Americas is largely descended from the Andalusian dialect of Spanish due to the role played by Seville as the gateway to Spain's American territories in the 16th and 17th centuries.Andalusia is known for its Moorish architecture. Famous monuments include the Alhambra in Granada, the Mezquita in Córdoba, the Torre del Oro and Giralda towers in Seville, and the Reales Alcázares in Seville. Archaeological remains include Medina Azahara, near Córdoba and Itálica, near Seville and Huelva port of the America discoveryAndalusian cuisine is known for its use of fish and shellfish, its desserts, and its world-famous sherry.Andalusia is divided into eight provinces named after the capital cities of these provinces:
  • Almería
  • Cádiz
  • Córdoba
  • Granada
  • Huelva
  • Jaén
  • Málaga
  • Sevilla
Other Andalusian towns are:
  • Algeciras, Cádiz
  • Jerez, Cádiz
  • Marbella, Málaga
  • San Fernando, Cádiz
  • Dos Hermanas, Sevilla
  • Osuna, Sevilla
  • Lebrija, Sevilla
  • Utrera, Sevilla
  • Antequera, Málaga
  • Motril, Granada
  • Ronda, Gaucín, and the so-called "pueblos blancos," Cádiz and Málaga
  • Úbeda and Baeza, Jaén
Andalusia is the home of flamenco music and of bullfighting.Day of Andalusia is celebrated on February 28.

See also

  • Music of Andalusia
  • Andalusian people
  • Andalusian cuisine
  • List of Andalusians
  • Andalusian nationalism

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