Around Antequera

Just outside of Antequera are 2 places we went to visit: the Dolmens from 3800 BC, which impressed us with their size and the Lagunas de Fuente de Piedra, a salt water lake which is inhabited by many birds, especially one of the largest Flamingo colonies in Europe. We spent the night at a parking …

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Antequera

Driving down from the Sierra de Torcal, we had a great view over Antequera. A big castle surrounded by a town of white houses with many church towers peaking out. Antequera The romans gave this town the name Antikaria (old town) because of the Dolmens (large stone monoliths) left behind by previous settlements. View from …

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Costa Tropical

Driving south along the Mediterranean coast we stopped first at Salobreña. way to the castle of Salobreña The town of white washed houses lies on a steep hill with a moorish castle from the 10th century on top. While wandering the small streets we often had nice views. In Solabreña we also used the self service …

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Wild, Wild West

Close to Almeria we visited  the “Texas Hollywood” Theme Park near Tabernas. In the 1960s the landscapes of the desert of Tabernas developed into an exclusive movie location, well known productions such as Sergio Leone´s Westerns, starring Clint Eastwood like “For a Few Dollars More (1965)”, “The Good The Bad and The Ugly (1966)”, and …

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Cabo de Gata

Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata – Nijar – a National Park at the coast of Almería founded in 1987 which saved this beautiful coastline from destruction through speculative tourism development. The coast of about 30 km is a wild and isolated landscape with some of Europe’s oldest geological features. The mountain range is characterised …

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Villa Garcia

Once a beautiful villa by the sea, now abandoned and forgotten. What stories could this house tell? About summer holidays, about a family, children, friends enjoying the summer and the sea? And how did this story end? early morning sun Flower of the day

Defending Cartagena

Cabo Tiñoso Whether you have an interest in military history or not, the Cabo Tiñoso west of Cartagena is worth a visit. Already the drive there on a narrow mountain road gives stunning views along the coast. Road up to Cabo Tiñoso view out of the command bunker to Vickers 381mm gun targeting the sea …

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Murcia

Cathedral of Murcia Murcia is a lively town and has a beautiful city centre with its impressive Cathedral and the famous Casino – a club for the wealthy entrepreneurs of the town. Ayuntamiento or Town Hall The Segura river forms an atractive part of the city with a nice river bank and beautiful bridges. Bridge …

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Orihuela

Colegio Santo Domingo and the last remaining gate of the city wall When we arrived in Orihuela in the evening we took a walk through the center and decided we will need more time for this historic town. Looking into the Cathedral The next day we visited the Colegio Santo Domingo, which was an important …

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