Portales: beginners' Spanish: Track 5
This series of clips covers a variety of issues about Spanish...
This series of clips covers a variety of issues about Spanish culture and society. Material is taken from The Open University Course L194 Portales: beginners' Spanish.
- Duration 50 mins
- Published on: Wednesday 3rd September 2008
- Introductory Level
- Posted under: Languages
A description of some of the most emblematic buildings in Valencia. Firstly, the barraca or thatched building, typical of the region. Then the palaces in the Calle Caballeros. Finally, the railway station in Valencia, a modernist masterpiece.
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Tracks in this podcast:
|1||Beginners' Spanish introduction||A series of short radio documentaries. Play now Beginners' Spanish introduction|
|2||Surnames in Spanish||An explanation of surnames in the Spanish-speaking world. Play now Surnames in Spanish|
|3||The City of Arts and Sciences||All about La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Arts and Science Museum) in Valencia: one of the most visited attractions on the Mediterranean Coast of Spain. Play now The City of Arts and Sciences|
|4||Public Sector Employees||What public sector employees do in Spain and their reputation. Play now Public Sector Employees|
|5||Emblematic Buildings in Valencia||A description of some of the most emblematic buildings in Valencia. Firstly, the barraca or thatched building, typical of the region. Then the palaces in the Calle Caballeros. Finally, the railway station in Valencia, a modernist masterpiece. Play now Emblematic Buildings in Valencia|
|6||The Bell Ringer||A portrait of the bell-ringer from the tower of Micalet, part of Valencia cathedral. Play now The Bell Ringer|
|7||The Central Market||A description of the building and atmosphere at Valencia's Market Hall, El Mercado Central. Play now The Central Market|
|8||Young people in Spain||What are the characteristics of young people in Spain? Play now Young people in Spain|
|9||La Albufera Nature Reserve||A visit to a nature reserve near Valencia, famous for its birds. Play now La Albufera Nature Reserve|
|10||Eating Out in Valencia||A description of the cuisine of Valencia and a visit to one of the city's most famous restaurants, La Rosa. Play now Eating Out in Valencia|
|11||Fiesta in Valencia:Las Fallas||A popular fiesta: Las Fallas, which culminates in the burning of specially-constructed wood and papier mache figures. Play now Fiesta in Valencia:Las Fallas|
|12||The History of Valencia||A history of Valencia and the surrounding region. Play now The History of Valencia|
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Originally published: Thursday, 4th September 2008
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