Month: July 2021

Passing Lorca

After a magnificent night at the Embalse del Negratín, we were on the highway again, until we spotted the castle of Lorca and took the turn off to visit this town, which was hit very hard by an earthquake in 2011. The Guevara palace is called the most significant building of all the civil baroque …

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Stop @ Guadix

We had spent the night at a lake north of Granada, from where we had a great view over to the Sierra Nevada, living up to its name with still visible snowfields at the 3500 high mountain range. 50km east of Granada lies Guadix, a town very enticing with its cave houses, which you already …

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Sierra de Torcal

From our lovely spot between the oak trees, we had made a detour to Estepona, but afterwards we went inland again to Torcal de Antequera. We had been here in February 2019 and had experienced this fantastic area with grey skies, fog and low temperatures. This time we were thankful, that it wasn’t as hot …

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The Rock of Gibraltar

We had reached Gibraltar, the tiny British Overseas Territory consisting of 6.7 square kilometres around the Rock of Gibraltar, where 32,000 Gibraltarians live in a densely populated town. In 1704, Anglo-Dutch forces captured Gibraltar from Spain during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of the Habsburg claim to the Spanish throne. The territory was indefinitely given to Great Britain under the Treaty …

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Tarifa, southernmost point of Europe

At exactly 36 degrees latitude, the Punta de Tarifa is the southernmost point of continental Europe. The only parts of Europe farther south are islands – including the Greek island of Gavdos, which is the southernmost point of Europe. The North African capitals of Algiers and Tunis actually lie farther north than Tarifa. The distance to Morocco, and thus the African continent, is only 14 …

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Cathedral of Cádiz

Cádiz

We had reached the Costa de la Luz at Cádiz, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe. The earliest archaeological remains are from the 8th century BC, as it was founded already by the Phoenicians. As Cádiz is situated on a narrow slice of land surrounded by sea‚ we started our walk around it along the …

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