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Salvador Dalí

On our way through Cataluña, we wanted to stop at Figueres, to visit the museum of Dalí. It was weekend, and Catalan nationalists used the highway bridges, to get their wish of independence to the people. Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres in 1904, and the cities theatre is the most important exhibition of his …

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Tarragona

Tarragona, once the Roman Tarraco, was founded before the 5th century BC, and is the oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula. It became the capital of the Roman province of Hispania Citerior (province at the east coast of modern Spain) during the period of the Roman Republic, and of Hispania Tarraconensis (province of the northern, eastern and central territories of …

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Benidorm

After spending a week at a camping near Cartagena, we headed back “home”, stopping at Benidorm, to check out what’s going on there. Our camping was at El Portús, where the camping has its own bay and beach enclosed by mountains. The camping was only 1/3 full, and the atmosphere was very relaxed. We had …

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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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