Tiled wonder

Wandering the maze of gritty streets in the Malasaña neighborhood of Madrid, you might come across the tiled wonder that is the Juanse Pharmacy. Founded in 1892, this colourful, 130 years old jewel has seen a lot of history come and go. The impressive tiled facade acts as an advertising hording stuck in a timeContinue reading “Tiled wonder”

Laidback Lecce

Baroque fantasy Lecce is a marvel of architectural beauty with its buildings hewn from the local limestone. Building buffs will be spoilt for choice as they wander the streets gazing in awe upwards! Piazza del Duomo is surrounded by delightful buildings, so if you’re short on time then head there to soak up some ofContinue reading “Laidback Lecce”

Marvellous Monopoli

Another couple of Puglian towns to tick off the list are Monopoli and Poligano a Mare. Both are characterful and packed full of architecture and local colour. A colourful photographic exhibition dotted around Monopoli’s harbour details the local tradition of the Maya. Each spring young girls sit in elaborate altars decorated with fresh flowers toContinue reading “Marvellous Monopoli”