Genetic history of the Iberian peninsula and the various ethnic groups that have contributed to the modern Spanish and Portuguese gene pool.

Genetic history of the Iberian peninsula and the various ethnic groups that have contributed to the modern Spanish and Portuguese gene pool.

Who knew! Had DNA done I am Polish, Irish, Scandinavian, and Iberian (Spanish should have come a lot easier to me then)  Greek /Italian too!  hmm brown eyes and olive skin now make sense!

Who knew! Had DNA done I am Polish, Irish, Scandinavian, and Iberian (Spanish should have come a lot easier to me then) Greek /Italian too! hmm brown eyes and olive skin now make sense!

Portugal lies in SW Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It's the westernmost nation in mainland Europe. The Atlantic Ocean is on its west; Spain is on its E & N. Most people in Portugal are Roman Catholics (80%). Its language is Portuguese. Of course, foreign languages are also spoken by some of the population.

Portugal lies in SW Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It's the westernmost nation in mainland Europe. The Atlantic Ocean is on its west; Spain is on its E & N. Most people in Portugal are Roman Catholics (80%). Its language is Portuguese. Of course, foreign languages are also spoken by some of the population.

The Rock of Gibraltar! Now, this I MUST visit one day. How amazing to be able to see two continents at once!

The Rock of Gibraltar! Now, this I MUST visit one day. How amazing to be able to see two continents at once!

The Barbican is Plymouth, England’s delightful old port, full of narrow cobbled streeets, Elizabethan warehouses, specialist shops, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, and Black Friars Distillery, the working home of Plymouth Gin since 1793.

The Barbican is Plymouth, England’s delightful old port, full of narrow cobbled streeets, Elizabethan warehouses, specialist shops, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, and Black Friars Distillery, the working home of Plymouth Gin since 1793.

As destinations on Europe's Iberian Peninsula, Spain and Portugal are together known for centuries-old culture, tapas and petiscos, avant-garde art and architecture, and much, much more in their shared 223,939 square miles. From island paradises to semi-remote stretches of sand in nature reserves, these are the countries' best beaches.

As destinations on Europe's Iberian Peninsula, Spain and Portugal are together known for centuries-old culture, tapas and petiscos, avant-garde art and architecture, and much, much more in their shared 223,939 square miles. From island paradises to semi-remote stretches of sand in nature reserves, these are the countries' best beaches.

Norte de la península ibérica, el mar golpea sin piedad, el paisaje es esculpido por el incesante golpeo de la olas. / North of the Iberian peninsula, the sea beats down mercilessly, the landscape is sculpted by the incessant beating of the waves.

Norte de la península ibérica, el mar golpea sin piedad, el paisaje es esculpido por el incesante golpeo de la olas. / North of the Iberian peninsula, the sea beats down mercilessly, the landscape is sculpted by the incessant beating of the waves.

SPAIN / MUDÉJAR Style - Mudéjar style: a symbiosis of techniques and ways of understanding architecture resulting from Muslim and Christian cultures living side by side, emerged as an architectural style in the 12th century on the Iberian peninsula...Mudejar Architecture of Aragon, Spain

SPAIN / MUDÉJAR Style - Mudéjar style: a symbiosis of techniques and ways of understanding architecture resulting from Muslim and Christian cultures living side by side, emerged as an architectural style in the 12th century on the Iberian peninsula...Mudejar Architecture of Aragon, Spain

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