La Concha in San Sebastian

This beautiful and photographed bay is an emblem of the city of San Sebastián. Bathed by the waters of the Cantabrian Sea, it is guarded by the Urgull and Igueldo mountains that watch over Santa Clara Island from both sides. It is also home to one of the most beautiful urban beaches in Spain, La Concha.
La Concha Bay is a small bay located on the Spanish coast of the Cantabrian Sea, in front of the city of San Sebastián. As its name indicates, it is shaped like a shell, and houses two beaches (Ondarreta and La Concha beach) and an island, the island of Santa Clara.The bay’s beach line has an approximate length of 2000 meters, of which 1400 correspond to La Concha beach and the remaining 600 to Ondarreta beach. The approximate distance from La Concha beach to the island of Santa Clara is just over 1000 meters. Due to its peculiar configuration, the waters of the bay are usually calm, although tide changes are frequent and greatly affect the width of the beaches, which can disappear for a few hours.
The promenade that borders the bay of La Concha is made up of several sections with different names. Starting at the eastern end, on the slopes of Mount Urgull, the walk is called Paseo Nuevo. After him the walk runs through the small fishing port of the city, and later and at the height of the City Hall building begins the Paseo de la Concha, probably the most famous in Spain. Along this walk and until the end of the bay is the famous La Concha railing, designed by Juan Rafael Alday and installed in the 1910s. On the Paseo de la Concha you will find the most outstanding architectural and ornamental elements from the promenade that borders the bay: some characteristic lampposts located at the beginning of the ramp down to La Concha beach, two large clocks, the buildings of the La Perla spa and the Real Casa de Baños. Moving west, you reach the Paseo de Miraconcha, which ends at the Royal Palace of Miramar. The walk between Miramar and El Peine del Viento is called Paseo de Ondarreta, next to which there are gardens. The promenade on the edge of the bay ends, as has been said, in the sculptural complex of El Peine del Viento, designed by the Donostiarra sculptor Eduardo Chillida whose museum reopened on April 17, 2019

Salamanca Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, popularly called the New Cathedral, is, together with the Old Cathedral, one of the two cathedrals in the city of Salamanca, in Spain.
It is the seat of the diocese of Salamanca. It was built between the 16th and 18th centuries mixing late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. It is the second largest cathedral in Spain in dimensions and its bell tower, 110 meters high, is also one of the tallest in Spain.
The new cathedral was built between 1513 and 1733, preserving the old one. At first they thought of demolishing it, although the criteria of keeping it open to worship was imposed while the construction of the new one was carried out. When the works were finished in the 18th century, they reconsidered the idea of ​​destroying it and for that reason it is preserved today.
The cathedral is, along with that of Segovia, one of the last two Gothic-style cathedrals to be built in Spain. The new cathedral was built, continuing with the late Gothic of its origins, between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, although at the end of the sixteenth the head, designed with a Gothic ambulatory, was changed to a flat one and during the eighteenth two elements were added that they broke in a striking way with the predominant style of the temple: a baroque dome over the transept and the upper sections of the bell tower. This bell tower is 93 meters high.
The interior of the cathedral is very similar to that of the Seville cathedral.

The Alcazaba of Malaga

It is considered one of the most beautiful alcazabas that can be visited in Spain.
Built on the slopes of Mount Gibralfaro, where previously some Phenomenal remains would exist. This location gives it a strategic dominance in defending the city.
The Alcazaba of Malaga today has an area of 15,000 square meters, however, in Muslim times this size was much higher since part of the wall and the land of the Haza Baja have been lost.
Its construction was carried out by the Muslims who occupied the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages.
However, its construction processes are marked by a historical and topographic evolution. Going through numerous changes and circumstances that make us say that the Alcazaba is a work with a life of its own.
A must for a walk and learn part of the history of Malaga.

Paradores in Spain. Parador de Leon

The convent of San Marcos is one of the great architectural jewels of the Spanish city of León along with the cathedral, the basilica of San Isidoro and the Casa Botines. Today it is converted into a Spanish tourist parador, as well as a consecrated church and, formerly, Museum of León, being one of the most important monuments of the Spanish Renaissance.
Rooms at the Parador León are located in the original building.
After the last renovation, the hotel complex has 51 rooms and various meeting rooms.
Enjoy the possibility of spending the night in a medieval building with all the comforts …
A really beautiful place to visit during your stay in Spain

Maria Luisa Park in Sevilla

María Luisa Park is the first urban park in Seville (Andalusia, Spain) and one of its green lungs.
In 1983 it was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in the category of Historic Garden.
It was inaugurated on April 18, 1914 as the Infanta María Luisa Fernanda urban park.
These spaces, which were originally part of the private gardens of the San Telmo Palace, were donated in 1893 by the Infanta María Luisa Fernanda de Borbón, wife of the Duke of Montpensier, to the city.
The squares of Spain and America , built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, are integrated into the park  like a public garden and constitute one of the main attractions.
The park has an area of 34 hectares, of which has an extensive plant variety, very lush in many places, open in others, with some large areas of grass.
The park, as it can be seen today, is quite similar to that of the 1929 Exhibition.
It also contains a great variety of poultry species, among which we can highlight peacocks and songbirds, swans and ducks that sometimes wait to be fed by passers-by with bread or grains sold in places like the Plaza de América.
In the north is the Plaza de España, which, since 1992, has the Military History Museum.
In the southern part is the Plaza de América with the Museum of Popular Arts and Customs and the Archaeological Museum. In this square a large number of pigeons gather and for this reason the park in general is also known by the nickname «Parque de las Palomas».

Consuegra windmills, near Toledo

The Consuegra mills are a group of mills located in the so-called “Cerro Calderico”, in the Spanish municipality of Consuegra, in the province of Toledo.
Windmills were built in the first half of the 19th century.
Miguel de Cervantes, with the book of Don Quixote de La Mancha, made windmills one of the most universal symbols of our country. There are several places where they can be seen, but without a doubt those of Consuegra are one of the most visited.
After the different reconstructions carried out at different times, twelve of the thirteen mills that once crowned Cerro Calderico are preserved in the 21st century. Currently they have ceased to perform their function as mills and are used for tourist purposes.
In 2006 the joint declaration as Asset of Cultural Interest of the hill was initiated, including the mills and the nearby castle of La Muela; 1 in February 2008 it would be approved with the category of «Historic Site».


Cudillero, the small municipality on the coast of Asturias.

Cudillero, one of the most beautiful and visited towns in Asturias, Spain.
Just 60 kilometers from Oviedo stands Cudillero, one of the most picturesque (and most beautiful) towns on the Asturian coast.
Cudillero falls in love, at first sight. It will be because it is sculpted between the land and the sea, with that network of small houses with reddish roofs that hang down the hillside and end up in a picturesque port.
It has an incredible landscape, with unique beaches, green valleys, rivers, waterfalls and vertiginous cliffs.
It is a picturesque fishing village – declared a Historic Artistic Site – in which the houses hang from the mountain wearing bright colors.

An unforgettable town where the fishing environment is still alive and where gastronomy and landscape come together to form a unique picture.
The council of Cudillero has 38 kilometers of coastline. A rugged and wild coast ideal for lovers of photography.

Cudillero, an incredible place that you will not forget!!

Alcantara Bridge in Toledo

The Alcantara Bridge was part of the defensive enclosure of the city of Toledo.
The Alcantara bridge (from the Arabic al-qanţaratu, «bridge») rises over the Tagus River, in the Spanish city of Toledo.
Of presumably Roman origin, it was cited as early as 788 and was built as a confluence of roads that seek the passage to the city from the east, crossing the Tagus River.
It currently has two arches, located at the foot of the castle of San Servando and next to the Puerta de Alcantara, there is evidence of its construction in Roman times, at the foundation of Toletum. It was badly damaged and rebuilt in the 10th century. It is when the third arch disappears, reduced to a porthole with a horseshoe arch. It was one of the bridges that gave entry to the city and in the Middle Ages it was a mandatory entry for all pilgrims.
Under the reign of Alfonso X it suffered serious damage and was rebuilt. The western tower belongs to this last period, later modified and decorated under the reign of the Catholic Monarchs, whose arms decorate its walls.
It was declared a national monument in 1921.

Portugal. The Shrine of Fatima

Fatima is a Portuguese parish of the Ourém council in the Sierra de Aire.
The population belongs to the province of Beira Litoral, in the district of Santarém and in the Central region of Portugal, sub-region of Medio Tajo. Its worldwide fame is due to the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Cova da Iria reported by three little shepherds from May 13 to October 13, 1917.
At the ecclesiastical level, the city of Fatima is simultaneously the seat of dioceses with the city of Leiría. The name of the then renowned diocese of Leiría-Fátima was attributed by Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1984.
Due to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, as well as the construction of many Catholic monasteries and convents, the city has become one of the most important international destinations for religious tourism, receiving about six million people a year.

The town owes its name to the ancient occupation of the Muslims in that territory, since «Fatima» was the name of Muhammad’s favorite daughter.

The history of the city of Fatima is, above all, more associated with the phenomenon of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary. In the first place, around the year 1758, Our Lady appeared to a little shepherd girl (in the place where the Shrine of Our Lady of the Nettle stands today), and later, already in the 20th century, to three other children (known as «The Three Little Shepherds»). Lucía dos Santos and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, on May 13, 1917, while they were pasturing their sheep in the Cova da Iria (Iria Cave), witnessed the appearance of a beautiful Lady dressed in white.

Lisbon Cathedral

Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa or Sé de Lisboa is Lisbon’s cathedral and oldest church in the city.
Since the beginning of construction in 1147, the building has been modified several times and has survived several earthquakes. Currently it is the result of a mixture of different architectural styles.
Romanesque in style, it is one of the must-sees in the Alfama neighborhood. It is one of the few surviving monuments to the successive earthquakes and fires that have devastated the city.
Its construction began in the mid-12th century, when Alfonso Henríquez and the first bishop of Lisbon, Gilbert de Hastings, decided to build it over an old mosque after reconquering the city from the Muslims during the Second Crusade.
From the outside, the cathedral is protected by thick walls framed by two towers like bell towers, which give it an aspect more typical of medieval fortresses than of a temple.
It also houses a very precious treasure: the remains of Saint Vincent, patron saint of the city, whose coffin, according to legend, was accompanied by two crows in their transfer to the city (hence their incorporation to the coat of arms of Lisbon).

Lisbon Cathedral, as we can see it today, is the product of a deep restoration dating from the early twentieth century.

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