View of Acapulco when Cortes explored it.

Acapulco

View of Acapulco when Cortes explored it.

Interior of the Alcazar, Seville.

Alcazar

Interior of the Alcazar, Seville.

"Alcazar in Segovia. Alcazar is the name of many castles and palaces in Spain. Ciudad-Rodrigo, Cordova, Segovia, toledo and Seville have alcazars."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Alcazar

"Alcazar in Segovia. Alcazar is the name of many castles and palaces in Spain. Ciudad-Rodrigo, Cordova,…

Alfonso XIII, King of Spain.

Alfonso XIII

Alfonso XIII, King of Spain.

The Alhambra which translates "the red fortress" was constructed during the mid 14th century as a palace and fortress by the Moorish rulers in Granada, Spain. It is most famous for its Islamic architecture.

Alhambra

The Alhambra which translates "the red fortress" was constructed during the mid 14th century as a palace…

The Siege of Alicant, Spain in 1709. Caption bellow illustration: "The mine at last blew up; the rock opened and shut; the whole mountain felt convulsion, the governor and field officers, with their company, ten guns, and two mortars, were buried in the Abyss."

The Siege of Alicant

The Siege of Alicant, Spain in 1709. Caption bellow illustration: "The mine at last blew up; the rock…

This image depicts a market in front of The Aqueduct of Segovia, located in Segovia, Spain. It was built by the Romans to provide water to the city from the Frio River.

Aqueduct

This image depicts a market in front of The Aqueduct of Segovia, located in Segovia, Spain. It was built…

Balboa discovering the Pacific Ocean

Balboa

Balboa discovering the Pacific Ocean

Francisco de Bobadilla, a Spanish colonial administrator, and Christopher Columbus.

Bobadilla and Columbus

Francisco de Bobadilla, a Spanish colonial administrator, and Christopher Columbus.

The Moorish capital is the upper termination design of a column found in the hall of two sisters Alhambra, Spain.

Moorish Capital

The Moorish capital is the upper termination design of a column found in the hall of two sisters Alhambra,…

The Moorish capital is the upper termination design of a column found in the hall of two sisters Alhambra, Spain.

Moorish Capital

The Moorish capital is the upper termination design of a column found in the hall of two sisters Alhambra,…

This image depicts a man leading two oxen pulling a cart in Spain.

Cart

This image depicts a man leading two oxen pulling a cart in Spain.

Alcazar in Segovia, Spain.

Castle

Alcazar in Segovia, Spain.

A Reindeer age masterpiece painting in four colours of a buffalo. Painted in the Cave of Altamira in Spain.

Reindeer Age Cave painting

A Reindeer age masterpiece painting in four colours of a buffalo. Painted in the Cave of Altamira in…

Emperor of Germany and King of Spain.

Charles V

Emperor of Germany and King of Spain.

Marie Christina, Queen of Spain.

Marie Christina

Marie Christina, Queen of Spain.

The Romanesque circular panel is a 12 century design found on the portal of the St. Laurence church in Segovia, Spain.

Romanesque Circular Panel

The Romanesque circular panel is a 12 century design found on the portal of the St. Laurence church…

Coat-of-Arms of Columbus, the explorer.

Coat-of-Arms

Coat-of-Arms of Columbus, the explorer.

An illustration of a coin depicting Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Spanish: Ignacio López de Loyola) (October 23, 1491 – July 31, 1556) was the principal founder and first Superior General of the Society of Jesus. The compiler of the Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius was described by Pope Benedict XVI as being above all a man of God, who gave the first place of his life to God, and a man of profound prayer.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola Coin

An illustration of a coin depicting Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Spanish: Ignacio…

"Columbus taking possession of the land in the name of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella."—GOrdy, 1912

Columbus Claiming the Land

"Columbus taking possession of the land in the name of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella."—GOrdy,…

The triumphal return of Columbus to Spain.

Columbus' Return

The triumphal return of Columbus to Spain.

(1451-1506) Spanish explorer

Christopher Columbus

(1451-1506) Spanish explorer

An Italian explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the American continents.

Christopher Columbus

An Italian explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the…

An Italian explorer who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in the American continents.

Christopher Columbus

An Italian explorer who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in the American continents.

The departure of Christopher Columbus from Palos, Spain.

Departure of Columbus from Palos

The departure of Christopher Columbus from Palos, Spain.

Columbus being received by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella at Barcelona, after returning from the New World

Spanish Royal Reception of Columbus

Columbus being received by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella at Barcelona, after returning from the…

Convent of Santa Maria La Rabida at Palos

Convent of Santa Maria La Rabida at Palos

Convent of Santa Maria La Rabida at Palos

The Mosque of Cordoba was a former mosque and today is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located in the Andalusian city of Cordoba, Spain. It was built into a mosque by the Umayyad Dynasty. The structure is most notable for its interior large arches, and over 1,000 columns that are made out of jasper, onyx, marble and granite.

Mosque of Cordoba

The Mosque of Cordoba was a former mosque and today is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located in the Andalusian…

Hernan Cortes' Coat of Arms.

Cortes Arms

Hernan Cortes' Coat of Arms.

Armor of Hernan Cortes

Armor of Cortes

Armor of Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Fernando Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Spanish explorer.

Fernando Cortez

Spanish explorer.

Fernando Cortez, conqueror of Mexico

Fernando Cortez

Fernando Cortez, conqueror of Mexico

This image depicts The Court of Myrtles, also known as El Patio de los Arrayanes. This patio is located within the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. It was built in the 13th and 14th centuries and is the most celebrated of all Muslim patios.

The Court of Myrtles

This image depicts The Court of Myrtles, also known as El Patio de los Arrayanes. This patio is located…

"There are date trees on the edge of the city." —Carpenter, 1902

Date tree

"There are date trees on the edge of the city." —Carpenter, 1902

A famous Spanish navigator and conquistador

Hernando De Soto

A famous Spanish navigator and conquistador

"A donkey carrying two little boys." —Carpenter, 1902

Donkey and boys

"A donkey carrying two little boys." —Carpenter, 1902

This image depicts the door leading to the Puente Romano, a Roman bridge in Cordoba, Spain.

The Door of the Roman Bridge

This image depicts the door leading to the Puente Romano, a Roman bridge in Cordoba, Spain.

Double-barreled 'Dragonneau,' cast in 1503 in Madrid.

Dragonneau

Double-barreled 'Dragonneau,' cast in 1503 in Madrid.

Embarkation of Christopher Columbus at Palos.

Embarking

Embarkation of Christopher Columbus at Palos.

The fort held by Spain in St. Augustine, Florida.

Spanish Fort in St. Augustine, Florida

The fort held by Spain in St. Augustine, Florida.

The Seals of France, Spain, and England.

France, Spain and England

The Seals of France, Spain, and England.

Vasco de Gama, who in 1498, rounded the Cape of Good Hope and sailed to Calicut, on the coast of Malabar.

Vasco de Gama

Vasco de Gama, who in 1498, rounded the Cape of Good Hope and sailed to Calicut, on the coast of Malabar.

Spanish explorer who explored the Amazon River.

Pedro de la Gasca

Spanish explorer who explored the Amazon River.

Spanish explorer who explored the Amazon River.

Pedro de la Gasca

Spanish explorer who explored the Amazon River.

Gibraltar, located at the tip of Spain, during the 17th Century.

Gibraltar

Gibraltar, located at the tip of Spain, during the 17th Century.

(1753-   ) Aid to Washington, colonel, and American ambassador to Portugal and Spain.

Colonel David Humphreys

(1753- ) Aid to Washington, colonel, and American ambassador to Portugal and Spain.

David Humphreys (July 10, 1752 - February 21, 1818) was a Revolutionary War colonel and aide de camp to George Washington.

David Humphreys

David Humphreys (July 10, 1752 - February 21, 1818) was a Revolutionary War colonel and aide de camp…

The Infania Joanna daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain.

Infania Joanna

The Infania Joanna daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain.

Infanta Isabella, daughter of Philip II of Spain.

Infanta Isabella

Infanta Isabella, daughter of Philip II of Spain.

The simple moorish interlacement band favors a peculiar interlacement found in the palace of Alhambra, Granada, Spain.

Simple Moorish Interlacement Band

The simple moorish interlacement band favors a peculiar interlacement found in the palace of Alhambra,…

The simple moorish interlacement band favors a peculiar interlacement found in the palace of Alhambra, Granada, Spain.

Simple Moorish Interlacement Band

The simple moorish interlacement band favors a peculiar interlacement found in the palace of Alhambra,…

The simple moorish interlacement band favors a peculiar interlacement found in the palace of Alhambra, Granada, Spain.

Simple Moorish Interlacement Band

The simple moorish interlacement band favors a peculiar interlacement found in the palace of Alhambra,…

The Romanesque interlacement band consists of wavy arcs and curves that have an angular bend. It is found in the archivolt (band curve) in Segovia, Spain.

Romanesque Interlacement Band

The Romanesque interlacement band consists of wavy arcs and curves that have an angular bend. It is…

Queen Isabella of Spain.

Isabella

Queen Isabella of Spain.

Queen Isabella of Spain

Queen Isabella

Queen Isabella of Spain