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Kaposvár

tablet was put on Imre Nagy's house, as the symbol of new times. In 1990 Kaposvár became urban county and in 1993 an episcopal seat. 21st century Today Kaposvár - with its university, education system, and thousands of students - is a real school city. With the well-kept plazas, streets, colourful flowerbeds it is the city of flowers. With its rippling wells it is the city of waterworks. With its lively cultural life, rich art programmes it is the city of festivals and the city of painters


Cuenca, Spain

, Gijón, Bilbao and San Sebastián. All of them with historical landmarks and a lively cultural agenda. Background In 1195, Alfonso VIII of Castile had been defeated by the Almohads in the so-called Disaster of Alarcos (Battle of Alarcos). After this victory the Almohads had taken important cities as Trujillo (Trujillo, Spain), Plasencia, Talavera, Cuenca (Cuenca, Spain) and Uclés. Then, in 1211, Muhammad al-Nasir (Muhammad an-Nasir) had crossed the Strait


Ávila, Spain

are Seville, Granada, Santander (Santander, Cantabria), Oviedo, Gijón, Bilbao and San Sebastián. All of them with historical landmarks and a lively cultural agenda. Early life Born Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás on December 16, 1863 in Madrid, he spent his early childhood in Ávila (Ávila, Spain). His mother Josefina Borrás was the daughter of a Spanish official in the Philippines, and Jorge was the only child of her second marriage. She


Salamanca

de Compostela , Segovia, Tarragona and Toledo (Toledo, Spain). Overall, Spain has 42 World Heritage sites designated by UNESCO, ranking second after Italy, with 45 sites. Other first-class destinations are Seville, Granada, Santander (Santander, Cantabria), Oviedo, Gijón, Bilbao and San Sebastián. All of them with historical landmarks and a lively cultural agenda. He graduated at Seville University (university of Seville) in 1564, studied later


Santiago de Compostela

with historical landmarks and a lively cultural agenda. Religion Spain is an important place for Catholicism, Islam, and Judaism. In fact, some of the holiest places for the Catholic Church are in Spain: city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (Galicia (Spain)) (North-West Spain), the third holiest place after the Vatican City in Rome and Jerusalem. It's also the terminus of the Way of Saint James. Santo Toribio de Liébana, Cantabria (also


Toledo, Spain

with historical landmarks and a lively cultural agenda. There were some disagreements among the members of the Christian coalition: French and other European knights were not used to the Iberian summer heat, but more importantly, they did not agree with Alfonso's merciful treatment of Jews and Muslims that were previously defeated in the conquest of Malagón and Calatrava la Vieja. Previously, they had caused problems in Toledo (Toledo, Spain), (where the different armies of the Crusade gathered), with assaults and murders in the Jewish Quarter (Jewish Quarter (diaspora)). More than 30,000 men deserted and returned to their homes across the Pyrenees. ) is a stone fortification located in the highest part of Toledo, Spain. Once used as a Roman palace in the 3rd century, it was restored under Charles I (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor) and Philip II of Spain in the 1540's. Henry Kamen, ''Philip of Spain'', (Yale University Press, 1999), 184-185. In 1521, Hernán Cortés was received by Charles I (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor) at the Alcázar, following Cortes' conquest of the Aztecs. ''Toledo and the New World in the Sixteenth Century'', Javier Malagón-Barceló, '''The Americas''', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Oct., 1963), 124. Guillaume's nephew and namesake, Guillaume III de Croÿ (William de Croÿ (archbishop)) (1498-1521), was educated in Louvain (Leuven) with Juan Luís Vives, a great philosopher of the time. As it appeared unlikely that he would succeed to the lands of his grandfather, Philippe I, he was destined to the church. Family interests ensured his rapid promotion: he was elected Bishop of Cambrai at the age of 17. Within a year, Charles V (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor) bestowed upon his young Burgundian friend the archbishopric of Toledo (Toledo, Spain), making him a cardinal and Primate of Spain. This unprecedented move brought Spain to the brink of a civil war. Guillaume accompanied his uncle and Charles to Worms, where on January 6 he died aged 22, following a fall from his horse. His tomb is in the Celestin monastery of Louvain, founded by his father.


Seville

are Seville, Granada, Santander (Santander, Cantabria), Oviedo, Gijón, Bilbao and San Sebastián. All of them with historical landmarks and a lively cultural agenda. According to Paul the Deacon, Ṭāriq left from Ceuta (Septem) and landed at the Rock of Calpe, the later Gibraltar, which Arabic sources derive from ''Jebel Tariq'', "Rock of Ṭāriq". E. A. Thompson (1969), ''The Goths in Spain'' (Oxford: Clarendon Press), 250


Tokyo

needing to specify their country. * Renowned cultural institutions (often with high endowments), such as notable museums and galleries (List of notable museums and galleries), notable opera (List of notable opera companies), major ballet companies (Ballet_companies), orchestras, notable film centres (List of cities containing movie studios) and theatre centres. A lively cultural scene, including film festivals, premieres, a thriving music scene, nightlife, an List of important


Netherlands

. The population of the greater Rotterdam area, called "Rotterdam-Rijnmond" or just "Rijnmond", is around 1.3 million people. Rotterdam is one of Europe's most vibrant, multicultural cities. The city is known for its university (Erasmus (Erasmus University Rotterdam)), its cutting-edge architecture, its lively cultural life, its striking riverside setting, its maritime heritage and the Rotterdam Blitz. *and Switzerland (Article 261bis of the Penal Code). Additionally


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