Bartolomeu Português, the lusitanian buccaneer who created the code of piracy

In its different variants, a black flag with a skull and crossbones is today synonymous with adventure, almost always linked…

Gonzalo Guerrero, the Spanish castaway who became a Mayan and fought against the conquistadors

When we talk about miscegenation in reference to the ethnic and cultural fusion that the conquest of America by the…

Gutisko Razda, the language spoken by the Visigoths

Visigoths were a branch of the Goths, who in turn belonged to the East Germanic tribes that between 600 and…

The Missal of Silos, the oldest European book made of paper

Egyptians wrote on papyrus, a material made from the plant of the same name (Cyperus papyrus) that grows on the…

Thurn und Taxis, the family that controlled Europe’s postal mail until the 18th century

When we call a taxi we are not only asking for a transport service; implicitly, we evoke the surname of…

4 Best Water Experiences to Have in Tarifa

People might know Spain mostly due to Antoni Gaudí’s designed stunning landmarks in Barcelona and its artistic capital, Madrid. But little…

The sinking of the San Diego, the Spanish galleon that carried Japanese mercenaries to stop a Dutch invasion

Maybe you’ve heard of Franck Goddio. He is a submarine archaeologist, born in Morocco but of French nationality, who a…

How Galileo Galilei made calculations for the Statue of Philip IV in Madrid

Does a sculptor have to resort to mathematics to make a statue? Moreover, would he need a wise man like…