Category Archives: Spanish Impressions

Almería Cathedral by Robert Bovington

The ‘Cathedral’ is one of the major attractions in Almería. It was designed as a place of prayer and of war, when it was built in the sixteenth century. This was because the shores of Almería were continually under attack … Continue reading

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Almería – amix of old and new

. by Robert Bovington . I like Almería. I like its mix of old and new. It is essentially a Spanish city with a North African flavour. It is one of the most ancient cities of Andalucía. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks … Continue reading

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Walking is thirsty work!

The fuentes of Berja by Robert Bovington  Quite often my wife and I travel from Roquetas to the beautiful Alpujarras and often we stop in or near the attractive town of Berja for a coffee break. However, occasionally we visit … Continue reading

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Frigiliana – a pueblo blanco in Andalusia

by Robert Bovington I have visited Frigiliana on a number of occasions. It is an attractive pueblo blanco, a short drive from the equally pretty coastal town of Nerja. Administratively it is part of Torrox in the Axarquia region of … Continue reading

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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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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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