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Spain 2011 and 2013

   

  Photos from a week in Barcelona in September 2011 and a two-week trip to central and southern Spain in 2013 to complete the full itinerary originally planned for 2011.

   Barcelona 2011:  Barcelona has been an important port on Spain's Mediterranean coast for millenia.  It is the capital of proudly independent Catalunia.  The city has Mediterranean weather, incredible architecture, a highly developed sense of style, its own beaches, and a relxed atmosphere.  International surveys place Barcelona high in terms of livability, innovation, productivity, and cultural influence, and rate it as one of the world's major global cities.  Even on a short visit it's easy to see why.

  Spain 2013:  Granada's Alhambra had inspired my original visit to Spain, and this time I suceeded in exploring this incredible fortress and palace complex.  I also visited other highlights in Granada, Cordoba, and Seville in Andalusia, and then returned to Madrid to explore that city and its surroundings.  Highlights dated from Roman times through the Moorish and Catholic Reconquista periods to modern times.

Quick Starts:  Barcelona-2011.pdf   Spain-2013.pdf

 

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Sample Images

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Barcelona from Montjuic   Placa Reial, Barcelona   La Pedrera, Barcelona   Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Barcelona, from Montjuic

 

Placa Reial

 

La Pedrera

 

Sagrada Familia

Alhambra, Granada   Córdoba Mesquita   Plaza de España, Seville   Gran Via, Madrid

Alhambra, Granada

 

Córdoba Mesquita

 

Plaza de España, Seville

 

Gran Via, Madrid

 

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Map

My 2011 visit centred on Barcelona and the surrounding region.  My 2013 trip headed south by high-spped rail to Andalusia to visit Granada, Cordoba, and Seville, and then returned to the Madid area.  Printable Spain 2011 and 2013 Map is available if you wish a copy.

 

 

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Tables of Contents

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Spain 2011 & 2013 Contents .

Barcelona 2011  Contents

Cover

1

 

Eixample

53

Contents

2

 

Casa Batllo

57

Introduction

3

 

La Pedrera

62

Orientation

4

 

Sagrada Familia

70

Montjuic

5

 

Park Guell

86

Harbour

10

 

South-West

 

Waterfront

20

 

Placa Espanya

90

Central Barcelona

   

Poble Espanyol

94

Las Ramblas

30

 

van der Rohe Pavilion

100

Barri Gotic

34

Parks

 104

Barcelona Cathedral

37

Montserrat

 108

Modernism Architecture

42

Impressions

 122

Palau Guell

43

Magic Fountains

 128

 

 

 

 

 

Spain 2013  Contents

Cover

1

 

Seville

82

Contents

2

 

Seville Alcázar

85

Introduction

3

 

Seville Cathedral

96

Map

4

 

Plaza de España

108

Spain Timeline

5

 

Segovia

115

Welcome

7

 

Ávila

121

Granada

10

 

Madrid

126

Alhambra

12

 

Old Madrid

127

Alcazaba

17

 

Plaza Mayor

129

Nasrid Palaces

24

 

Royal Palace

134

Generalife

42

 

Puerta del Sol

138

Catholic Granada

51

 

Bourbon Madrid

142

Córdoba

54

 

Sofia Museum

148

Mesquita / Cathedral

62

 

Retiro Park

150

Córdoba Alcázar

74

Gran Via

 154

 

 

 

 

 

 

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