Barcelona 3

Our last stop on our Spanish visit was to the city of Girona. Dating back to Roman times, this picturesque city is 62 miles from Barcelona and a pleasant train ride. Here is the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona. It dates back to early medieval times. The cathedral, as well as many other sights […]

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Barcelona 2

Our favorite attraction in Barcelona had to be the Sagrada Família Basilica. This church was designed by Antoni Gaudi whose work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site . Construction of Sagrada Família commenced in 1882 by architect Francisco Paula de Villar with Gaudí becoming involved in 1883 after Francisco resigned as […]

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Barcelona 1

After spending time in Majorca, Jayne and I stayed for a couple of days in Barcelona. In fact, we spent that time based in the Gothic Quarter.  Here, it is easy to see some of the early Roman and medieval architecture. The Cathedral of Barcelona dates back to the eleventh century. The exterior and interior […]

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Majorca 6

This is the final segment of our Majorcan travels. Here, we visited the southern coastline of Majorca. One of the spots we visited was a town called Colonia Sant Jordi . The surrounding countryside was very picturesque. The photo below was typical of the farmland countryside throughout Majorca, with fields olive, almond, and lemon tree groves. […]

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Majorca 5

The northwestern side of Majorca is the mountainous side with the famous World Heritage Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Below are some of the locations we explored. Banyalbufar  was a vineyard during the Middle Ages which used an elaborate system of terraced aquaducts, walls and stones used for irrigation of the fields. The 1912 church of […]

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