Castle of Ampudia in Palencia, Spain

Castle of Ampudia in Palencia, Spain

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Ampudia, situated in the area known as Tierra de Campos, 22 kilometres from the city of Palencia, is a beautiful example of typical Castilian architecture and urban layout. The most imposing attraction is castle located on one end of the town, close to the remains of the walls. It is a medieval fifteenth century fortress. Being the property of the Eugenio Fontaneda Foundation, it hosts a large collection of objects pertaining to, among other things, antique weapons and toys. Today Ampudia Castle is a private property, but its grounded departments can be visited on a guided tour.

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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

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This famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain became a symbol in the Spanish Christians’ struggle against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th century, it was completely rebuilt in the following century. Construction on the cathedral was begun in 1075 in the reign of Alfonso VI, and sponsored by Bishop Diego Peláez. The work took place under the direction of Master Esteban on the remains of old churches built in devotion to the saint. It was built with three naves and a floor plan in a Latin cross, and had an area of about 8300 m². Its countless extensions have added numerous architectural styles to the building (Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Plateresque and neoclassical). The La Gloria portico is the main entrance, and was created by Master Mateo in 1188. It features 200 figures referring to the Apocalypse, and the figure of Saint James the apostle appearing to welcome the pilgrims, supported on a column rising from the mullion. The Obradoiro façade of the cathedral is the work of Fernando e Casas y Novoa, and is considered to be one of the supreme expressions of the Spanish Baroque. The main altar is also in the Baroque style, and the crypt of Saint James the apostle lies directly beneath.

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Fuerteventura Island, Spain

Fuerteventura Island, Spain

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Fuerteventura Island, one of the eastern Canary Islands, Spain. It lies in the North Atlantic Ocean, 105 km west of Cape Juby, Morocco. This volcanic island, the second largest of the Canaries, measures 100 km in length. It lies southwest of Lanzarote island, across Bocaina Strait. With year round sunshine and an average temperature of 20 degrees centigrade its equable dry climate and endless beaches make it the perfect destination for holidays of all kinds, from sheltered safe beaches ideal for families with small children, to wide open bays with some of the best surfing waves in the Canaries.

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Magnificent Cathedral and Plaza de Espana Seville, Spain

Magnificent Cathedral and Plaza de Espana Seville, Spain

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The Cathedral of Seville is a world wonder. It is the largest cathedral in Spain and the third largest in the entire world. The Plaza de España is a harmonious complex in a typical regional revival style, which was very popular at the time. It is Seville’s most impressive after the cathedral, The semicircular plaza has a diametre of 200 metres and is flanked by two spectacular towers and a bordering lake that are especially worth seeing.

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Alcazar Royal Palace of Seville, Spain

Alcazar Royal Palace of Seville, Spain

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The Alcázar of Seville is one of the most representative monumental compounds in the city. It is the Royal Palace of Seville, a magnificent complex of patios and halls in different architectural styles, from Mudéjar to Gothic. The heart of the complex is the Palace of King Pedro I, who constructed his royal residence in 1364 at the site of a Moorish palace. Nowadays, the Alcazar is a part-time residence for the present Spanish royal family, including King Juan Carlos. Even though only a few rooms are reserved for their usage, unfortunately, when they’re in, the complex becomes closed to tourists. It was granted World Heritage Site status in 1988.

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Abandoned Canfranc Railway Station

Abandoned Canfranc Railway Station

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In 1928, the Canfranc International Railway Station was the biggest rail station in Europe, and was the centerpiece of a railway between France and Spain. The mountainous line, with its complex passage of tunnels, bridges and viaducts, took 24 years to build, but after a chequered history which saw it commandeered by the Nazis during the Second World War, Canfranc International Railway Station has slowly slipped into disrepair and is now little more than a crumbling shell.

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Panticosa Surrounded by Majestic Mountains, Spain

Panticosa Surrounded by Majestic Mountains, Spain

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Panticosa is a charming village on the course of the Caldares river, with traditional large houses made of stone, which line steep, narrow streets. It also has a Romanesque church from the 13th century. Surrounded by beautiful and majestic mountains, dotted by lakes, and peaks higher than 3000 m, this town is the ideal place for mountain sports. During the late 19th century and early 20th century, it was a successful spa town, famous for its pure mountain waters, that supposedly cured from liver diseases and herpes.

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Amnesia Ibiza – Best Nightclub of Ibiza

Amnesia Ibiza – Best Nightclub of Ibiza

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Amnesia is one of several internationally renowned clubs in Ibiza. The club is located close to the village of San Rafael on the highway between Sant Antoni de Portmany and Ibiza Town Amnesia is currently run by the Cream nightclub, created and founded by Joseph Mullen in 1996, in Liverpool. One of the secrets to its success lies in the quality of its sound. Today the discotheque has one of the most advanced sound systems (Expanded Amnesia Technology) due to the dynamic electronic process. Amnesia provides a unique experience for techno, trance and house. It can pack more than 5,000 people on the dance floors.

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Casttle of Penarroya Overlooking Guadiana River

Casttle of Penarroya Overlooking Guadiana River

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Castillo de Penarroya is a Moorish castle overlooking the Guadiana river which flows north to Cuidad Real. The castle stands 12km south of Argamasilla de Alba beside the Penarroya reservoir near Lagunas de Ruidera Natural Park. This strength of Muslim origin, was conquered in 1198 by the coaligadas orders of Santiago and assigned San Juan and definitively at your service of San Juan in 1215. Located strategically on a cliff, in which the prey of dam of Penarroya has been constructed, Argamasilla de Alba is known for having an important sight involving Cervantes and Don Quixote

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