Tag Archives: Alcazar

My Top 15 Spanish Cities – #1 Seville

I have now come to the end of my countdown having already covered numbers two to fifteen (2. Granada 3. Barcelona, 4, Santiago de Compostela 5. Córdoba 6. Valencia 7. Segovia 8. Bilbao 9. Madrid 10. Toledo 11. Cádiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Seville The home of flamenco and oranges […]

Mezquita, Cordoba

My Top Fifteen Spanish Cities – 6 to 4

Continuing my countdown having already covered numbers ten to fifteen (7. Segovia 8. Bilbao 9. Madrid 10. Toledo 11. Cadiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Number Six – Valencia Valencia is pretty much three great cities in one. 1) Valencia Old Town The gorgeous walled old town is home to everything you […]

Friday Photo 34

Today’s photo comes from Cordoba in Spain. The small city is a beautiful place to visit and the Alcazar and their gardens a must see. The gardens are immaculate as this picture illustrates.

The Environs Of Segovia

There are three main individual attractions to the wonderful compact city – the Roman aqueduct, the gothic cathedral and the remarkable alcazar (castle). In keeping with its trio of gems, the whole place is a great place to visit. It is dramatically situated surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the cobbled old town meanders around ancient churches, historic […]

MY TOP TWELVE SPANISH CITIES – NUMBER 2

Sevilla The home of flamenco and oranges was the final leg of our 2011 Spanish tour that had started in Santiago de Compostela, continued with an overnight train to Madrid and then saw us speed on ultra-modern AVE trains to Cordoba & Cadiz before our arrival at Sevilla’s impressive modern train station. We rented a […]

Mezquita, Cordoba

My Top Fifteen Spanish Cities – 6 to 4

Continuing my countdown having already covered numbers ten to fifteen (7. Segovia 8. Bilbao 9. Madrid 10. Toledo 11. Cadiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Number Six – Valencia Valencia is pretty much three great cities in one. 1) Valencia Old Town The gorgeous walled old town is home to everything you […]

BLACK & WHITE 5 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 2

Continuing my challenge set by the lovely Gypsy Woman, my second go comes from my favourite European travel country, namely Spain. In 2011 Mrs Wilbur & I did a tour, flying into the fabulous Santiago de Compostela, before taking the overnight train to Madrid from where it was high speed AVE trains all the way […]