Tag Archives: World Heritage

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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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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Teruel

by Robert Bovington Once upon a time, in the city of Teruel, there lived a young man and a young woman who were very much in love. Diego de Marcilla and Isabel de Segura had been childhood playmates and both … Continue reading

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An afternoon at the Alhambra Granada

On Wednesday 31 October 2012, my wife and I paid a visit to the Alhambra in Granada. The Alhambra reigns supreme in the city of Granada and rightly so. If it stood on a flat plain, it would still be … Continue reading

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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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Ávila

Even though Ávila is 3,715 feet above sea level, it is situated on a plateau that is surrounded by even loftier mountains. It is a good place to visit but not to live because, whilst the city is rather spectacular … Continue reading

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