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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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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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Toledo

by Robert Bovington Toledo is a little bit like Sheffield – only a little bit mind you – the thing they have in common is steel. Like Sheffield, Toledo is famous for its steel and, in particular, swords, which have … Continue reading

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Málaga – the Costa del Sol’s cultural centre

Málaga, the second largest city in Andalucía, is surprisingly attractive given its close proximity to the Costa del Sol. In recent years, it has made some concessions to tourism but the changes made have only further enhanced the city’s reputation … Continue reading

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Cádiz – the oldest city in Europe?

Cádiz – the city The city of Cádiz lays claim to being the oldest city in Europe – the Phoenicians allegedly founded the place in 1104BC. Most of modern day Cádiz is not that old, however, but the architecture is … Continue reading

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Ávila

by Robert Bovington Ávila is the highest city in Spain. It is 3,715 feet above sea level and is situated on a plateau that is surrounded by even loftier mountains. It is a good place to visit but not to … Continue reading

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Granada

by Robert Bovington Granada is a city in the autonomous region of Andalucía, situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. It is one of the great cities of Spain if not the World. … When visiting Granada it is … Continue reading

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