Here is the famous Egypitian gift to the city, the Templo de Debod – Debod Temple in Madrid, Spain.
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Pamplona situated in the northern Spanish province of the Kingdom of Navarra is famous for its annual bull running party so famously depicted by Hemingway which starts with a ceremony outside the City Hall.
The city also boasts a wonderful cathedral and cloister complex. Famous for its high quality food the city has a host of bars, restaurants and cafes many of which can be found on Plaza Castillo Square including the Iruna Cafe.
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With easy access through Ryanair, Alicante makes a great weekend break with a chance to sit back and enjoy the Med as well as dine out at a number of good restaurants.
Highlights include the Port with its array of yachts and small boats alongside Postiguet Beach which is surprisingly nice for a city beach.
Other landmarks include Santa Barbara Castle, the Town Hall and San Nicolas Cathedral Church, all within close walking distance from each other.
The interesting Central Market – Mercado Central is also well worth a look around. Prices are very reasonable and the freshness of the products, second to none.
Finally sit back and enjoy a coffee on the Explanada de España which has an attractive tile mosaic surface.
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The city of Murica famous for its university and cathedral, sits on the banks of the Segura River was founded in 825. The oldest bridge is the Puente Viejo Bridge and forms the entrance to the city from the south.
The Santa Maria Cathedral built in 1358, has a splendid baroque facade and peaceful interior.
The famous Semana Santa – Holy Week or Easter Processions are held around the cathedral each year. The photo below is of the practice one week before the main event.
Other highlights of Murcia include the Royal or Real Casino. The Casino was constructed in 1847 and designed by Manuel Castraños. Even though it is a private club it is open each day to tourists. Pay special attention to the dome at the entrance, the main gallery and the ballroom.