Heading back towards Malaga we stop off in the tourist mecca of Torremolinos to see what attracts so many people each year. Torremonlinos was the first Costa del Sol resort to be developed back in the early sixties when it was little more than a sleepy village. At the peak of its popularity in theContinue reading “Touristy Torremolinos”
Monthly Archives: October 2017
Load of bull ..
This short post is dedicated to a thorny Spanish cultural issue – Bull fighting. I’ve always believed that part of visiting other counties is about appreciating the many varied parts of their culture and traditions. However there are always some difficulties for me when it comes to certain elements of societies that celebrate the unnecessaryContinue reading “Load of bull ..”
Splash of sunshine
As we travelled between Spanish cities through the open countryside we couldn’t help but notice the endless swathes of vivid sunflowers. As far as the eye can see these cheerful yellow flowers stretch to the horizons. It’s an incredible sight, bound to raise a smile in even the most world weary traveller.
Sun baked Cadiz
After a whistle stop tour of Seville we head to the sunbaked city of Cadiz. Cádiz is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in western Europe. One of Cádiz’s most famous landmarks is its cathedral. It sits on the site of an older cathedral that burned down in 1596.Continue reading “Sun baked Cadiz”
Alongside the stunning cathedral, Alcazar and other beautiful sights to be found in Seville, there are also a wealth of tiny details to be found everywhere you look. Whether it’s the eternally fascinating, detailed alazulejo tiles that serve as everything from wine adverts to house numbers, to the old tourist posters from yester-years. Even rowsContinue reading “Spanish touches”
Seville cathedral, AKA, Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See is the largest cathedral in the world. This is because the world’s two largest churches, the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida and St. Peter’s Basilica, are not the seats of bishops. In 1401, city leaders decided to build a newContinue reading “Seville Cathedral”
Splashes of Spanish colour
Some more colourful snaps of our exploration of Seville now and I am especially captivated by this vivid orange building. The yellow trim pops against the hot orange walls and the detailed traditional tiles. I also love these fragrant selections of spices that are just begging to be sniffed. Seville is packed to the hiltContinue reading “Splashes of Spanish colour”
Next on our Spainish tour is the beautiful cathedral city of Seville – capital of Andalusia. First tourist snap of the day is the intriguing Torre del Oro or Tower of Gold. It is one of two anchor points for a large chain that would have been able to block the river and was usedContinue reading “Stunning Seville”
Hitting the road from Malaga we’re heading for our next destination – Seville. One route I spot several of these iconic bull silhouettes high on the hillsides along the way. The Osborne Bull is the black silhouette of bull that stands on hilltops and along the roadside in many Spain. It began life as anContinue reading “Turquoise lakes”
Back to Spain
Whizzing through this year’s travels now. Next up on the trail in May was a return visit to Malaga combined with Seville and Cadiz. I’ve not got too many snaps of Malaga as it’s already been fairly well covered in previous blog posts. Being a particularly useless travel blogger today as I just can’t rememberContinue reading “Back to Spain”