Translation of dirección in English:

dirección

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 2 (sentido, rumbo) direction circulaba con or en dirección a Madrid it was heading toward(s) Madrid ellos venían en dirección contraria they were coming the other way o/or from the opposite direction ¿en qué dirección iba? or ¿qué dirección llevaba? which way was he heading o/or going? su política ha tomado una nueva dirección their policy has taken a new direction vientos de dirección norte northerly winds cambiar de dirección to change direction señal de dirección prohibida no-entry sign la flecha indica dirección obligatoria the arrow indicates that it's one way only

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.