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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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Rodaquilar – old gold mine

Rodaquilar – old gold mine © Robert Bovington This part of Spain has always had an abundance of raw materials and this area of the Cabo de Gata has been extensively mined for 2000 years. The Romans extracted silver here. … Continue reading

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In 1987 the Cabo de Gata-Nijar was declared a Natural land and sea park. Later, in 1997, it was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and in 2001 it was included among the Specially Protected…

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Córdoba

by Robert Bovington Córdoba was once the most important and richest city in the western world. It’s pretty good now as I recently discovered when I visited this beautiful city. It is one of the great cities of Spain. Along … Continue reading

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Burgos Cathedral

If there is but one reason to visit Burgos it is to see its cathedral. It is one of the most beautiful examples of Spanish Gothic art and is the only Spanish cathedral to be a World Heritage site. Yes … Continue reading

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The Alcazaba Almería – an article by Robert Bovington

The Alcazaba is an enormous fortress that dominates the city of Almería, standing as it does on a hill overlooking the town and the sea. It was built in the tenth century but over the centuries it has had further … Continue reading

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Almería – iglesia san pedro

Named after St. Peter, it was one of three parish churches founded by the ‘Catholic Monarchs’, the others being San Juan (St. John) and Santiago (St. James). An earthquake destroyed it in 1790 but the present day church, built in … Continue reading

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