Monthly Archives: December 2015

Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba

by Robert Bovington Córdoba was once the most important city in Europe. It was the centre of the medieval Caliphate of Córdoba and capital of the western Islamic Empire. It reached its peak in the 10th century when it rivalled … Continue reading

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The ‘Golden Tower’ of Seville

The Torre del Oro is a polygonal military watchtower on the bank of the Guadalquivir river in Seville. It was built by the Almohads in the thirteenth century as part of the city’s defensive system. It is located opposite the … Continue reading

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Costa del Sol

by Robert Bovington The Costa del Sol is essentially the coastal areas of Málaga province in the south of Spain. This ‘Sun Coast’ stretches from Estepona in the west to Nerja in the east of the province.Originally, it was a … Continue reading

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Vizcaya

by Robert Bovington The area of northern Spain that we British know as Biscay is called Bizkaia by the people who live there – but then they are Basques! The Spanish people as a whole call it Vizcaya. Be that … Continue reading

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Zaragoza

by Robert Bovington Zaragoza is one of the principal cities of Aragón, that historic region in north-eastern Spain. In fact, it is the capital of the autonomous community of Aragón and of the province of Zaragoza itself. Like other provincial … Continue reading

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Zamora ‘La Bien Cercado’

In the Middle Ages, the city of Zamora was continually fought over by Moors and Christians, which is, perhaps, why this Castilian municipality has such impregnable looking ramparts. The city originally had three layers of fortification and the first of … Continue reading

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