Photogallery: Spain: Crosswise Valencia I.
Spain: Crosswise Valencia I.
heading (paragraph): Cities
No. of pictures: 40 pictures
Valencia is a capital of a province of the same name. The town is inhabitated with more than 800 thousands of persons. They could be proud on local places of interest, such as: Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencas, Gothic Cathedral with elements from Renaissance and Baroque time period, and one of biggest market place of Europe - Mercado Central. You have the possibility to see in photos a part of Valencia at least.
Photo: Maxim Kucer, Jakub Štantejský
You can go to the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage from a number of different places, such as Spain and Portugal. But today we will go the better, the French Trail.
There is a small British enclave in the southernmost tip of Spain (Andalusia region known for the cities of Cordoba and Granada mostly). The earliest finding of human settlement dates back to the Stone Age here. A skull of a Neanthrtal man was found there. Later, armed struggles were led over the this strategic area which was annexed by the United Kingdom eventually.
A beautiful city scenting with orange trees is located in Andalusia, south Spain - Cordoba (Córdoba in Spanish). The city is protected by UNESCO. Tourists are lured in for its Arabic architecture originating around the year 1000. The city was an important part of Islamic cutlure back then.
Malaga (correct Spanish spelling is Málaga) is the second largest city in Andalusia. It is situated on the Mediterranean coastline. It is a center of the famous Costa del Sol resort.
I walk in the park around Museum Prado. It is the temple of the art. Yet even the greatest of the art enthusiasts would get tired after couple of hours.
On my road from Cádiz to Toledo, I spent couple of days in Lisbon. I think I really deserve some comfort and a shower. Thus, I would live in a hostel this time.
It is time to move on in the direction to Cádiz. Everybody recommended me to see it. So why not?
Cordoba was the richest city of the West and the center of Islamic culture. First emirs resided in Seville. In the sixth year of Arab occupation (716) Emir Alhor moved his court to Cordoba. The ruled as deputies of the caliph of Damask. They were military warlords subordinated to the might of the House of Umayyad.
I believe I will visit Granada one more time at some point in the future. Yet now I head to Málaga and Córdoba.
My trip to sunny Andalusia, rhythm of unbounded and wild guitarist Paca de Lucía, flamenco dancers, people of Sevilla goes on and this time it takes place in marvellous Granada.
Palma de Mallorca (Palma is an oficial name) is the capital and the largest city of the Balearic Islands. So, how can you enjoy a vacation here?
On this very day we take you to the Spanish island of Mallorca situated in the western regions of the Mediterranean Sea. It belong to the Balearic Islands autonomous region. As it is winter now, the beginning of the year is the best time to plan a summer vacation. The following lines should introduce you to this amazing, shiny island.
Our next goal when traveling around the island is the place called Atlantis and the Ses Salines National Park.
Famous for the Fallas of Valencia, maybe you have heard it sometime in the past, but also for its gastronomy, its good climate and for its love for life. A city not as well known perhaps as others (Madrid, Barcelona) but that undoubtedly has nothing to envy.
Avila's pride, among others, are its perfectly preserved walls. Once you get there, you will find yourself in a world where time has stopped. These walls protect many historical monuments including Romanesque churches, medieval monasteries or Renaissance palaces.
Today we take you back to the Asturian town of Oviedo.
If you remember, at the beginning of the previous article we mentioned that Pamplona is a city where people who like rather unorthodox experiences will thrive. So what we talk about?
Tourists who would prefer rather more adventurous experiences should visit this city in the northeastern corner of the country.
Like many contemporary cities across central, southern and western Europe, León was founded as a Roman military encampment. In particular, the seventh legion was stationed here. The city's heyday was in the 10th and 12th centuries.
After vacation on Costa del Sol, Spain and walking through picturesque seaside towns, we have decided to experience the adventure. So we set out on the most southern tip of Spain, which is the United Kingdom's overseas territory - to Gibraltar.
Today, we visit the Spanish city of Salamanca, located in the Autonomous Community of Castile-Leon. Since 1988, the historic center of the city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List and after reading the following lines you will understand why it is so. You will feel as if you are walking in some huge historical open-air museum.
Whether you are lured by noisy streets of Sevilla, rhythm of flamenco and Sevillans, mystery of Cordoba, charm of Cadiz, or beauty of Granada with the Sierra Nevada in the background. You simply can’t let this slip away...
I visited the Catalonian capital with my family for a week in the time of Christmas holidays. I like to learn about culture of the country I spend my time in so I spent lot of time wandering in the streets, in parks or had breakfast in back-alley cafes with locals. I enjoyed hours-long dinners having great tapas and even better wine. I tried to met as new people as possible. True, only disadvantage was that I didn’t speak Spanish or Catalonian.
A day, spent with an unexpected excursion into nature park and a trouble in Valencia Shopping Centre.
The Second Day (Tuesday) - Still in France
Madrid is a capital of Spanish Kingdom. The town has more than 3 millions of inhabitants, and it is also a capital of province of the same name. This province is one from other seventeen autonomous Spanish regions. The visitors can fully feel traditional Spanish popularity, local habits and customs, which are added with luxury of Kings' palaces and aristocratic houses.
This small article is dedicted to Spain, better to say to the whole Pyrenee Peninsula (even Portugal will not be forgotten). I try to describe the places, which I had to make acquintance with during my stay in Spain. Nevertheless, it would be useful to say a few words about Spain in general.
The seventh day of our trip was dedicated to walks in Valencia.
In the third part of our series you can learn about other notable references genius of Antonio Gaudi, which are the Sagrada Família and Parc Güell.
«To the Prado Museum, to which I owe so many hours of happiness».
In narrow streets of historical center in Barcelona is really easy to get lost. However, you can be sure that you would always end up at some cathedral or, at least, small shrine. They are hard to see from distance, they just suddenly pop up in front of you. On the other hand, famous Sagrada Família is easy to see from distance.
Having 512 meters, Tibidabo is the highest summit of the Serra de Collserola. Therefore, you should miss it if you want to enjoy one of the best vistas over Barcelona. Tibidabo is on city’s northwest. You can easily distinguish it for its white temple on the top.
Spain’s second largest city, the center of Catalonia, popular destination of digital nomads, and mostly the place from where you bring countless great experiences. Barcelona is very kind to any type of traveler and you can visit it in any season.
Our trip to sunny Spain will be the last remark on summer this year that for the last time shows itself as the weather is really good this week.
Certainly I am not the only one who used services of a lowcost airlines. To be honest, I have never regretted doing this. I was pleasantly surprised that such a journey gave as a bonus.
There was a time in where it was a village. That village was called Benidorm. We are talking of the years 1950s. Suddenly, I mean s-u-d-d-e-n-l-y, the Spanish government of that time decided that as we had such a lovely weather and those lovely beaches why were not we to use it to attract tourists.
The visitor will feel at home in the Patio de los Leones whose fountain, surrounded by a slim gallery of 124 columns, provides a humane architectonic space put to the service of men, in a miraculous mixture of geometry, light and rhythm.
Many people may have heard about Seville before. Many of them are accustomed to see its image represented along with the Giralda, watching the city aware of all what may take place, from its 94 meters heights.
In Southern Spain nearly embracing Africa there is an unforgettable place full of warm colours and exciting and vivid experiences.
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Photo: Maxim Kucer
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The second walk through beautiful Spanish town.
Photo: Maxim Kucer
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