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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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“A delightful oasis of peace in the centre of Benalmadena”

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Sierra de Gádor – a mountain range in southern Spain

by Robert Bovington The Sierra de Gádor mountain range is situated in the south-western corner of the province of Almería. It belongs to the Betic system, specifically the Cordillera Penibética. The maximum altitude is 2249 meters – the summit of … 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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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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