If you’ve read my previous post, you know that I walked straight from the main gate of the Alhambra to the citadel, La Alcazaba. The main gate is located at the most easterly tip of the Sabika hill while the Alcazaba forms the most westerly portion of the Alhambra complex. It takes about 15 or […]
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Every now and then one gets a chance to see something extraordinary, something mindboggling. Visiting the Alhambra is definitely one of those occasions. Do you know what the Alhambra is? It is the crowning glory of Granada’s Al-Andalus period, the vibrant testament to Islamic culture in western Europe before it was absorbed into and supplanted by Roman […]
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“Puro arte. Aire puro. Puro sol. Pura agua. Pura pasión.” Semana Santa awaits!
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Touring the magnificent Casa Batlló, what fun!
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Our visit to the Nativity Tower of the Basílica de la Sagrada Família shall be my concluding post regarding this amazing, baffling, confusing, yet inspiring architectural wonder. By the way, if you have wiggle room for scheduling your visit, I would strongly recommend to come during a non-school-holiday period and well outside of the European […]
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Of Doors & Towers Before we get to today’s specifics, I must correct my terminology regarding this Roman Catholic church, UNESCO World Heritage Site and mega tourist attraction in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain, la Sagrada Família. It is not a cathedral, as I have called it throughout my reports. A cathedral is a bishop’s seat [church], […]
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Basílica de la Sagrada Família, interior aspects. Entering this vast space is mind boggling. And since it is pretty much impossible to take pictures anywhere approaching the quality of the images readily available in books or online while walking around in a daze, gawking at this amazing edifice with a few thousand fellow tourists milling […]
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