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The City Center of Seville

Spanish tourist sites added to UNESCO ‘danger list’

Spanish tourist sites added to UNESCO ‘danger list’

Andalucia, Lead, Sevilla By James Bryce THREE key tourist attractions in Andalucia are set to be placed on a UNESCO ‘danger list’ alongside a host of sites in war-torn countries. The Cathedral, Alcazar and Archivo de las Indias in Sevilla are to be blacklisted because of the negative impact on the landscape of the nearby […]

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Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain: Travel Guide

Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain: Travel Guide

Park Güell in Barcelona is undoubtedly amongst the best works of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi who designed many famous buildings that are remarkable for their flamboyance. by Chahal March 28, 2012, (Sawf News) – Park Güell in Barcelona is undoubtedly amongst the best works of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi who designed many famous buildings that […]

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The City Center of Seville

Skyscraper threatens Seville's world heritage status

Skyscraper threatens Seville’s world heritage status

SEVILLE, Spain — Seville is famed for its imposing cathedral and whitewashed streets but the Spanish city may lose its UN World Heritage status because of a new 41-storey skyscraper. The 178-metre (584-foot) high, oval-shaped building, still under construction, will house the offices of savings bank Cajasol when completed in 2012. It was designed by […]

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Cordoba

A Name echoes as Debate

A Name echoes as Debate

Cordoba, Spain — Today, signs throughout this whitewashed Andalusian city refer to the monument, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as the “mosque-cathedral” of Córdoba. But that terminology is now in question. Last month, the bishop of Córdoba began a provocative appeal for the city to stop referring to the monument as a mosque so as […]

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Sagrada Familia

Pope Benedict consecrates Barcelona's Sagrada Familia

Pope Benedict consecrates Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia (Temple of the Holy Family) – Monument to the traditional family, commissioned in 1882 – Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) appointed architect in 1883, devoting last 15 years of his life entirely to the work – Gaudi envisaged 18 spires and five naves, rich with decorated organic detailing – Partly destroyed during Spanish Civil War […]

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salamanca

Frog spotting in Salamanca

Frog spotting in Salamanca

October 31st, 2010 By Ketaki Karnik I’m not really a small town person, so the thought of spending three weeks in Salamanca — a small historic university town in Spain — seemed onerous. But it turned out to be difficult not to take to Salamanca, which boasts of the oldest university in not just Spain […]

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Santiago de Compostela

Spain: Pilgrim's progress

Spain: Pilgrim’s progress

By Peter Calder 11:21 AM Sunday Oct 10, 2010 At the opposite end of Spain from the heavily touristed horrors of the Costa del Sol, Galicia does not loom large on the standard itinerary. But it’s well-known to the tens of thousands who arrive on foot each year at the end of the pilgrimage known […]

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San Cristóbal de La Laguna

San Cristóbal de La Laguna: Tenerife's first capital

San Cristóbal de La Laguna: Tenerife’s first capital

A stepping stone for travellers to the New World, San Cristobal is a little-known Rennaissance gem William Cook,guardian.co.uk “It all looks the same,” says a Brummie on the plane as we touch down. He couldn’t be more wrong. Tenerife has always been a popular tourist destination, but most Britons only know the southern resorts, like […]

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La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

The City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences

Valencia, to the City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia is a 2,000-year-old city rich with tradition and bursting with modern architecture. Beginning next week Valencia plays host to the 33rd America’s Cup Match. The Port America’s Cup was created especially for the 32nd Cup in 2007, and more than 2.8 million spectators flocked to the […]

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Cáceres

Cáceres: don't tell a soul

Cáceres: don't tell a soul

Could this be most unspoilt medieval town in Europe? Among Cáceres’s silent, winding alleys and ancient squares, life seems to have been going on in much the same way for more than 600 years Sue George ,guardian.co.uk Like you, I have never travelled in time – tempting though the thought has often been. But I […]

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