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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 ...

Plaza de Santa Ana. Granada City Centre.

A couple of  days ago we traveled to Granada, one of the most amazing cities I've been. Full of contrasts, very friendly people, delicious and abundant food and amazing views of the Sierra Nevada, that at this time of year is actually full of snow! Granada basically stole my heart and I can't wait to go back, even though I've been told that I ...

October 28, 2016

MISTAKEN MAPS

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Before the world had been fully explored, cartographers often made educated but incorrect guesses like portraying California as an island, the existence of a continent as big as Africa called "Java La Grande", or the possibility of seeing the Pacific from the Atlantic close to Canada, that happened in the (nonetheless beautiful) first printed map ...