Category Archives: Spain

Hey Macarena — No Not the Dance.

Macarena is a section of Seville which houses the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza Macarena or Basilica of Our Lady of Hope Macarena.     The face above is the effigy of La Macarena that graces both the church and … Continue reading

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‘Easter Egg’ In Madrid — Basilica San Francisco el Grande

This is a view of San Francisco el Grande from the balcony of our rental apartment in Madrid.  We spent 5 days in Madrid in May 2013 and for us Madrid was the museum stop on the trip.  We spent … Continue reading

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The Mezquita — At least the Catholics had the good sense not to destroy it when they desecrated it.

Of all the places we visited in Spain including the magnificent Cathedral and Alcazar of Seville and the Alhambra, the Mezquita in Cordoba was the most awe inspiring. Today the Mezquita is the Cathedral of Cordoba, but it has a … Continue reading

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Ronda — The Most Romantic Town in Spain

We had heard of the beauty and charm of the white towns of Andalucia but we didn’t want to rent a car on this spring trip to Spain.  We were spending a week in Seville and Madrid and had a … Continue reading

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Granada — They Said We’d Be Mugged in the Albaicin

This is the view from our apartment terrace in the Albaicin (Albayzin) quarter of Granada.  It was a bit of a trick getting there, dragging luggage for several blocks up narrow cobble stone streets to a tiny apartment designed for … Continue reading

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