Category: Spain

Templo de Debod, Madrid, Spain

Templo de Debod, Madrid, Spain

Here is the famous Egypitian gift to the city, the Templo de Debod – Debod Temple in Madrid, Spain.

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Cathedral, Alcala de Henares, Madrid

Cathedral, Alcala de Henares, Madrid

Here is the Cathedral of Alcala de Henares in Madrid, Spain. For a full portfolio of Alcala de Henares and Madrid, please go to or contact

Building facades on Plaza de Castillo Square in the centre of Pamplona.

Plaza de Castillo Square, Pamplona

Plaza de Castillo Square, Pamplona

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Illuminated at night, San Saturnino Church sits opposite Pamplona City Hall. It is well worth a visit as it hosts a 13th century chapel.

Iglesia de San Saturnino Church, Pamplona

Iglesia de San Saturnino Church, Pamplona

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The Cathedral of Pamplona – Catedral Santa Maria La Real has a wonderful nave as seen in the image below.

Cloister of Cathedral of Pamplona, Navarra

Cathedral Cloister, Pamplona, Navarra

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The famous statue of Hemingway in Iruna Cafe in Pamplona city centre.

Hemingway Statue, Cafe Iruna, Pamplona

Hemingway Statue, Cafe Iruna, Pamplona

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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.

Pamplona City Hall

Pamplona City Hall, Navarra, Spain

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.

Harbor Pier Walk, Alicante

Highlights include the Port with its array of yachts and small boats alongside Postiguet Beach which is surprisingly nice for a city beach.

Port, Alicante

Other landmarks include Santa Barbara Castle, the Town Hall and San Nicolas Cathedral Church, all within close walking distance from each other.

Santa Barbara Castle and Port, Alicante

City Hall - Ayuntamiento, Alicante

San Nicolas Cathedral Church, Alicante

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.

Central Market - Mercado Central, Alicante

Luceros Fountain and Square, Alicante

Finally sit back and enjoy a coffee on the Explanada de España which has an attractive tile mosaic surface.

Explanada de España, Alicante

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Puente Viejo Bridge, Murcia

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.

Santa Maris Cathedral, Murcia

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.

Semana Santa - Easter Holy Week, Murcia

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.

Royal - Real Casino, Murcia

Girona boasts a magnificant medieval centre, but it is not only this aspect that makes the city a great stopover on your way to Barcelona or the Costa Brava.

St Augsti Bridge, Girona

Firstly, its interesting bridges along the River Onyar. The St Agusti Bridge alongside the colorful facades, the Pedra or ‘Stone’ Bridge near the Main Square and the the red metal Pescateries Bridge designed by Eiffel.

Pescateries Bridge by Eiffel, Girona

The Cathedral is a lot older than its Baroque facade suggests from Cathedral Square there is an impressive set of steps up to the main entrance.

Girona Cathedral

Art Museum stands alongside the Cathedral and is hosted in the Palau Espiscopal Building.

Art Museum, Girona

The city has a second great church, the 13th Century St Feliu. The atmosphere inside is peaceful and fresh making it a great escape from the burning streets in summer.

St Feliu Church, Girona

Cathedral Square and the area behind behind St Feliu next to the river host many nice bars and restaurants. Independence Square is also a nice place to chill out with some food and drink.

Independence - Independencia Square, Girona

Other museums to check out include the Bonastruc Ca Porta Jewish Museum in the Call Jewish Quarter off Forca Street, which bears witness to the city’s rich Jewish history.

Jewish Museum - Bonastruc Ca Porta, Girona

Forca Street and the Rambla Libertat both offer interesting shopping options.

Libertat Rambla, Girona

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