Monthly Archives: January 2012

Teruel – Escalinata ‘Lovers of Teruel’

The Escalinata is a staircase that climbs the hill from the railway station to the city centre. It is quite a recent addition to the city’s fine architecture but quite splendid for all that – it was designed by José … Continue reading

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Teruel

by Robert Bovington Once upon a time, in the city of Teruel, there lived a young man and a young woman who were very much in love. Diego de Marcilla and Isabel de Segura had been childhood playmates and both … Continue reading

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Almería – Murallas de Jayran

Muralla de Jayrán’ – the walls that were built to enlarge the city’s defences in the 11th century. They run all the way to the ‘Cerro de San Cristóbal’ – the hill of Saint Christopher.

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Almería – Palacio Episcopal

The ‘Palacio Episcopal’ or Archbishop’s Palace was built in the nineteenth century when the upper classes started erecting the grand stately homes and palaces outside the old walled city of Muslim Almería.

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Almería – Palacio de los Marqueses de Cabra

The Palacio de los Marqueses de Cabra is another fine example of the aristocratic mansions built in Almería in the 19th century. Economic and demographic growth meant that the upper classes had much more money to spend so they started … Continue reading

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Postcards from Spain: Almería – Former Convent School Puras

In the mid 19th century, church lands were disentailed so nuns had to adopt other ways of earning a living. Education offered a means of economic survival. To this end, the ‘Convent school Puras’ was built during the period 1885 … Continue reading

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Almería – Plaza de la Constitución

Plaza de la Constitución – also called the Plaza Vieja or Old Square. This 17th century arcaded square is really rather splendid. It is entered via narrow alleyways and in the centre are palm trees and a commemorative monument in … Continue reading

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