The King of Spain, reigning from 1554 to 1598.

King Philip II

The King of Spain, reigning from 1554 to 1598.

Ponce de Leon, Spanish soldier, governor of Porto Rico, and explorer.

Ponce de Leon

Ponce de Leon, Spanish soldier, governor of Porto Rico, and explorer.

The Moorish mosaic circle pattern is made out of stone and glazed terracotta. This design is found in the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain.

Moorish Mosaic Pattern

The Moorish mosaic circle pattern is made out of stone and glazed terracotta. This design is found in…

The invasion of Spain by the Moors.

Moors

The invasion of Spain by the Moors.

A drawing portraying the murder and mutilation of the natives of Cuba by the Spaniards.

Murder and Mutilation of the Natives of Cuba by the Spaniards

A drawing portraying the murder and mutilation of the natives of Cuba by the Spaniards.

This image depicts citizens along a narrow road in Spain. A woman rests in chair while donkeys walk on the other side of the road.

Narrow Street in Spain

This image depicts citizens along a narrow road in Spain. A woman rests in chair while donkeys walk…

An old Spanish gate in St. Augustine, Florida.

Old Spanish Gate

An old Spanish gate in St. Augustine, Florida.

The King of Spain from 1556 to 1598, and King of England while married to Mary I from 1554 to 1558.

Philip II

The King of Spain from 1556 to 1598, and King of England while married to Mary I from 1554 to 1558.

(1527-1598) King of Spain

King Philippe II of Spain

(1527-1598) King of Spain

La Rabida, Spain

La Rabida

La Rabida, Spain

The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the King of Spain, located in Madrid. King Juan Carlos and the royal family do not actually reside in this palace, instead choosing the smaller Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid. However, the Palacio Real de Madrid is still used for state occasions. The palace is owned by the Spanish state and administered by the Patrimonio Nacional agency. The palace also has the distinction of being the largest royal palace in Western Europe in size, with over a combined area of over 135,000 m<sup>2</sup> and more than 2,800 rooms.

Royal Palace, Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the King of Spain, located in Madrid. King Juan…

A Spanish explorer who was a companion of Hernan Cortes.

Gonzalo de Sandoval

A Spanish explorer who was a companion of Hernan Cortes.

This illustration shows a bridge leading in to the town of Saragossa, Spain. Saragossa is a city famous for holding invaders during numerous wars.

Saragossa

This illustration shows a bridge leading in to the town of Saragossa, Spain. Saragossa is a city famous…

An illustration of the sarcophagus of Ferdinand and Isabella.

Sarcophagus of Ferdinand & Isabella

An illustration of the sarcophagus of Ferdinand and Isabella.

"A Spanish ship of Elizabeth's time."&mdash;Gordy, 1912

Spanish Ship

"A Spanish ship of Elizabeth's time."—Gordy, 1912

A Spanish explorer and conquistador who was the first European documented to have crossed the Mississippi River.

Hernando de Soto

A Spanish explorer and conquistador who was the first European documented to have crossed the Mississippi…

A man and woman wearing traditional Spanish dress.

People of Spain

A man and woman wearing traditional Spanish dress.

A portrait of the King and Queen of Spain during the 19th century.

The King and Queen of Spain

A portrait of the King and Queen of Spain during the 19th century.

Spanish girl doll in traditional national costume.

Spanish doll

Spanish girl doll in traditional national costume.

The Moorish square panel is a 14th century design found in Alhambra a palace in Southern Spain.

Moorish Square Panel

The Moorish square panel is a 14th century design found in Alhambra a palace in Southern Spain.

This Lion Statue is found in front of the palace of Cortes in Madrid, Spain.

Lion Statue

This Lion Statue is found in front of the palace of Cortes in Madrid, Spain.

This Lion Statue is found in front of the palace of Cortes in Madrid, Spain.

Lion Statue

This Lion Statue is found in front of the palace of Cortes in Madrid, Spain.

This image depicts a stone staircase in Segovia, Spain.

Stone Stairs

This image depicts a stone staircase in Segovia, Spain.

This Modern strap-work border and margin comes from Spain. Made out of metal, it has a rim that is decorated with pierced work and is outlined in richer work in which the framework is free-ending outwards.

Modern Strap-Work Border And Margin

This Modern strap-work border and margin comes from Spain. Made out of metal, it has a rim that is decorated…

This Modern strap-work border and margin comes from Spain. Made out of metal, it has a rim that is decorated with pierced work and is outlined in richer work in which the framework is free-ending outwards.

Modern Strap-Work Border And Margin

This Modern strap-work border and margin comes from Spain. Made out of metal, it has a rim that is decorated…

This image depicts a man and a donkey walking under The Tower of Justice, the original entrance gate to the Alhambra. The Alhambra is a fortress in Granada, Spain that was built in 1348 by Yusuf I.

The Tower of Justice

This image depicts a man and a donkey walking under The Tower of Justice, the original entrance gate…

"The triumphal entry of Columbus into Barcelona."—Gordy, 1912

The Triumphal Entry

"The triumphal entry of Columbus into Barcelona."—Gordy, 1912

Valladolid's Cathedral, also called Cathedral of Nuestra Se&ntilde;ora de la Asunci&oacute;n, was designed by Juan de Herrera.

Valladolid Cathedral

Valladolid's Cathedral, also called Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, was designed…

Companion of Cortes and General of the Canary Islands from 1666-1671.

Gabriel Lasso de La Vega

Companion of Cortes and General of the Canary Islands from 1666-1671.

(1599-1660) Spanish mannerist painter that worked with the Spanish court

Velasquez

(1599-1660) Spanish mannerist painter that worked with the Spanish court

Amerigo Vespucci. Born 1451; died 1512.

Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci. Born 1451; died 1512.

American steamship being chased by Spanish man-of-war.

The Spanish Man-of-War Tornado Chasing the American Steamer "Virginius"

American steamship being chased by Spanish man-of-war.

"In Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and elsewhere the manufacture of wine from grapes is an important industry of the people." &mdash;The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Wine growing

"In Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and elsewhere the manufacture of wine from grapes is an important…