National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994

-- Focus on Spain --

Included in the 210,000 pages of National Geographic Magazine Archive are articles spanning a real wealth of subjects, cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment are all covered, as is content from the world over.

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Three Old Ports on the Spanish Main
National Geographic Magazine, November 01, 1906

The golden, tropic sea of the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean, once travelled by Spanish treasure ships, is known as the Spanish Main and envelopes three lovely port towns.
Romantic Spain
National Geographic Magazine, March 01, 1910

Cut off from the rest of Europe by the Pyrenees and the sea, Spain has not yet been spoiled by tourism.
Speaking of Spain
National Geographic Magazine, April 01, 1950

Behind the hustle and bustle of modern commerce lie traces of Spanish history and culture. Moors, Christians, and conquistadores have all left their imprint.
Rare Birds Flock To Spain's Marismas: The Roadless Swamps and Pasturelands of Sunny Andalusia Offer Sanctuary to Europe's Disappearing Wildlife
National Geographic Magazine, March 01, 1958

Crowded out by expanding human populations, some 200 species of European birds thrive in marshes in southern Spain.
The New World of Spain
National Geographic Magazine, April 01, 1992

Preserving the best of its illustrious past, Spain moves to the frenetic tempo of the 1900s as it claims full partnership in the European Community.
Extremadura: Cradle of Conquerors
National Geographic Magazine, April 01, 1991

The harsh rangeland of western Spain, whose conquistadores set out for the New World 500 years ago, struggles to keep today's youth at home and traditions intact.
When the Moors Ruled Spain
National Geographic Magazine, July 01, 1988

Their 800-year dominance ended in 1492 with expulsion by Columbus's benefactors, Ferdinand and Isabella. The heritage left behind still enriches the country, Thomas J. Abercrombie and photographer Bruno Barbey discover.
Pizarro, Conqueror of the Inca Pizarro
National Geographic Magazine, February 01, 1992

Forty years after Columbus, an illiterate Spanish soldier won glory crushing the Inca of Peru. A supplement map illustrates transatlantic exchanges after 1492.

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