Tag Archives: Spain

Malaga, Spain

I have visited Malaga before and at that time visited the Moorish Alcazaba, the Castle, the Cathedral of Malaga and the Picasso Museum.  Malaga is Europe’s southernmost city, the fifth largest in Spain, one of the oldest cities in the … Continue reading

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Barcelona

We started the last tour day in Barcelona with a visit to the Eixample district to see Gaudi’s extraordinary, unfinished Sagrada Familia church (photos).  It is a mix of Gothic spires, fruity mosaics and sinuous sculpture. Some say that it … Continue reading

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Bilbao, the Costa Vasca & San Sebastián

In the morning we drove to Bilbao to admire the striking modern architecture of the Guggenheim museum, one of the world’s most spectacular buildings. We had the opportunity to visit the museum. I chose to do so and was happy … Continue reading

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Zamora & Santiago de Compostela

We left Madrid today through the Guadarrama Mountains to Santiago de Compostela. Some of Spain’s most fashionable white wines are produced in the Rueda region, so we stopped for a tasting. The wine was very good and is one that … Continue reading

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St. Theresa’s Avila & Madrid

This morning we crossed the hills of La Morana, towards the city of Avila, still entirely enclosed within 11th century walls and unique in Europe. We had an opportunity to walk within the ancient city, and I enclose a few … Continue reading

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Fatima, Portugal and Salamanca, Spain

This morning, we drove north of Lisbon to visit Fatima, the most celebrated place of pilgrimage in Portugal. We had an opportunity to visit the Basilica commemorating the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three children in 1917, the new … Continue reading

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Cordoba, Spain

Today we had a free day that we could either spend in Seville or take a walking tour of the Moorish city of Cordoba, which I did. The highlight of Cordoba is the magnificent Mezquita, an 8th century mosque with … Continue reading

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