The Seven Wonders of Spain

Whenever we're asked what is our favorite place we've visited, the answer is always Spain. There are many reasons, including friendliness of the people, the food, the natural beauty, and the cafe culture of the cities. But when I try to rank Spain's attractions, I always come back to its man-made wonders.

By |2019-05-14T11:24:31-05:00February 14, 2018|Categories: Europe, Spain, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , , , , |22 Comments

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain

This is a list of all the Unesco World Heritage sites in Spain, with links to posts about the ones we have visited and photographed.

The Tomb of Christopher Columbus, Sevilla, Spain

The tomb of Christopher Columbus in the Sevilla Cathedral is carried by four kings representing the kingdoms of Spain. There's some controversy as to the location of the grave of Coumbus, but the Spanish assure you that he's buried in Sevilla Cathedral.

By |2018-11-26T08:55:59-05:00November 10, 2016|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Spain, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |0 Comments

Family Photo, Feria de Abril, Sevilla, Spain

The Feria de Abril (April Fair) in Sevilla, Spain originated in the Nineteenth Century as a livestock exhibition. It has morphed into a celebration of all things Sevilla. There's a large fairground, which is lined [...]

By |2015-02-22T07:35:31-05:00February 22, 2013|Categories: Europe, Photo of the Day, Spain|Tags: |0 Comments

The Bulls

I've seen perhaps six or seven corridas (bullfights) in my life. Most of those were in the late 70s in Madrid and Barcelona...back when Barcelona had corridas. We saw some good ones, and some bad ones. We saw some brave bulls and toreros, and we saw other days when the bulls and toreros seemed to be running away from, rather than toward, each other.

By |2015-01-07T11:05:23-05:00May 16, 2012|Categories: Europe, Spain|Tags: , |1 Comment

Arches, Alcázar de Sevilla

The Moorish arches, with some interloping Christian iconography thrown in. Arches in the Alcázar de Sevilla. The Alcázar was the original Moorish palace of Sevilla, which was remodeled over the centuries by various [...]

By |2018-01-16T18:58:14-05:00May 11, 2012|Categories: Europe, Photo of the Day, Spain, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |0 Comments

Three Andaluzas, Feria de Abril, Sevilla, Spain

Three Andalusian girls before the bullfights at the Feria de Abril. Sevilla, Spain, April 2012. The Feria de Abril, or April Fair, in Sevilla is one of the great festivals of Spain. It started as, [...]

By |2014-08-09T11:24:22-05:00April 26, 2012|Categories: Europe, Photo of the Day, Spain|Tags: , , , |2 Comments