OMNIBUS VOL 2. Illustrated Essays About the Marina Alta

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EBOOK - OMNIBUS VOL 1. Illustrated Stories About Xàbia / Jávea

Sensational Collection of Selected Essays about the Past People and Places of XÀBIA / JÁVEA

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EBOOK - MEDIEVAL GOTHIC GLORY of XÀBIA / JÁVEA

The Only Illustrated Guidebook about the Muslim and Catholic Medieval History and Architecture of XÀBIA / JÁVEA.


  • Learn about the people who made the village possible and helped to give it glory. 
  • Marvel at amazing construction methods and designs of early builders, architects, stone masons and craftsmen. 
  •  Included are a variety of interesting regional cultural and religious traditions which are important to all who live in the area.


EBOOK - ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF DOGS IN SPANISH CULTURE & THE ARTS

An Amazing Resource for Lovers of Spanish Culture, History, Arts and of course Dogs!!
  • Explore the History of Dogs in Spain through Prehistoric artifacts, ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman crafts and Medieval Manuscripts, Spanish Paintings from the Renaissance, Enlightenment and Modernist times.
  • Witness the Dogs who have been immortalized for all time by some of Spain's Most Famous Artists.
  • Enjoy legendary stories about loyal dogs and their owners.
  • Learn about herding dogs, guard dogs, hunting dogs and dog that are just for fun and fashion.
  • Marvel at amazing artworks where dogs command or propel the theme of the painting.
  • Tons of interesting Spanish cultural and religious traditions where dogs play an important role.
  • Only book of its kind in English!!
  • 12 Euros with 20% Dog Charity Fundraising


JÁVEA WALK - POSTPONED



Explore and Learn About the History of JÁVEA  by visiting its most exciting and unique monuments and museum  with Spanish Fine Arts & Architecture Historian / Educator, Karla Darocas, Hons. B. A.  (KarlaDarocas.com)

OMNIBUS VOL.ONE - XÀBIA / JÁVEA

Sensational Collection of Selected Essays About the Past People and Places of XÀBIA / JÁVEA

  • Discover Points of Interest in the Area
  • Enjoy Revealing Insights about Past Famous People 
  • Learn About Local Legendary Stories and Traditions
  • 28 Page Collection in English



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JOSÉ de RIBERA: The Baroque Master of Grace and Grandeur

This class will cover the complete works of José de Ribera, along with the history of the artist and his times. Ribera is considered one of the finest late Spanish Renaissance painters who didn't even live in Spain.

Ribera was born in Xativa, near Valencia as Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652). He studied with the Valencian painter, Francisco Ribalta (1565-1628) before heading to Italy; first Parma, Padua, and probably Venice and then Rome from 1613-16.

GLORIOUS GANDIA

This Class explores the History of Gandia from its early beginnings through to its modern transformations by exploring its royalty, nobles, arts, crafts, trades and architectural buildings and monuments.

A GENUINE MIRACLE OF NATURE * La Mujer Barbuda by Jusepe de Ribera


Since returning from our fabulous four day SpainLifestyle Renaissance Road Trip, lots of my friends and colleagues have been asking me as to what was the highlight of this trip?

DIEGO VELÁZQUEZ

In this class, students will explore the complete works of Diego Velázquez's as well as his time in history as the most prestigious court painter for Spain's Habsburg King - Philip IV. Students will discover why he became the leader of the Spanish Baroque period and is still celebrated as Spain's most revolutionary portrait painter today. 


ISABELLA I * SPAIN'S GOTHIC WARRIOR QUEEN



In this class, we analyse, investigate and marvel at the life and times of this Gothic warrior Queen of Castile, Isabella I.
She was the driving force of 15th-century Spanish culture and politics. Also known as Isabel la Católica, a title granted to her by Pope Alexander VI, Isabella reorganized the governmental system, brought the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years, unburdened the kingdom of its enormous debt, completed the "Reconquista" by taking the rest of Spain for the Spanish crown, ordered the conversion or exile of Muslim and Jewish citizens, and financially supported Christopher Columbus's in his 1492 voyage that led to the opening of the New World establishing Spain as the first global super power, which dominated Europe and much of the world for more than a century.

TRIBUTE TO VICTORIOUS VALENCIA CITY

This class explores the vast array of architectural treasures in the grand city of Valencia making it a very special place since the time of the Romans. It really excels with the wealth of traders, nobles and royalty in the medieval era.  The marvelous manifestation of man and creation come to life in the facades and interiors of churches, convents, monasteries and secular buildings and palaces of Valencia city branding it as the 2nd most important city in Spain.