Venice

As we were working on a commissioned map (yes, we do that) for the Spanish newspaper The Objective (soon to become a proper minimap as the editor of this map is adding two more places to her route and should be sending it to us asap) we got checking a lot of photos from Venice a couple of summers ago and we cannot wait to go back and explore some ...

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In our Unconventional Musts Madrid minimap one of the featured spots is the Parque del Oeste. Carola, editor of the minimap says about it: "This lovely park is usually overlooked by people who often choose to just visit El Retiro, but I think that this is one of those special places that people of all ages can easily enjoy, and that fits the ...

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This is the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts of Sciences) of Valencia, probably the most touristic attraction in the city designed by the -infamous- Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava (who has an amazing reputation outside Spain and a not-so-good one at home, as his projects are often financial disasters) and Félix ...

February 19, 2017

GRANADA: LA ALHAMBRA

La Alhambra's Nasrid Palaces from the Generalife

  It is really hard to put into words the wonder that is La Alhambra, this amazing palace, fortress, garden, dream that was built in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications -Wikipedia dixit- and then rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada. Yes, at that time Granada ...