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Andalusia Road Trip – a Day in Cordoba

Andalusia Road Trip – a Day in Cordoba

Although Cordoba had been an important settlement since Roman times, it was the Moors’ conquest in the eighth century a.d. that gave it the Mezquita, one of the greatest works of Islamic architecture in the world.

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Andalusia Road Trip – Seville – A tale of two cultures

Andalusia Road Trip – Seville – A tale of two cultures

Throughout Andalusia, displays of Catholic might compete with the memories of Moorish rule. Especially in Seville, where the largest Gothic cathedral in the world sits on the site of the great 12th century Aljiama mosque, just a few steps away from the magnificent Alcàzar palace, built by Christian kings in the post-Islamic Mudéjar style.

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Andalusia Road Trip – White Villages and Vineyards

Andalusia Road Trip – White Villages and Vineyards

The Spanish province of Andalusia is a land of striking contrasts. From ancient white villages and cities dominated by Moorish palaces to artisan vineyards nested in the rugged valleys of the Sierra Nevada mountains, it is a fascinating road trip destination.

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Risen from the Ashes – the Vineyards of Lanzarote

Risen from the Ashes – the Vineyards of Lanzarote

Ravaged three centuries ago by a major volcanic eruption, the arid, windswept Spanish island of Lanzarote, off the coast of western Africa, didn’t seem conducive to wine-growing. Yet its inhabitants have managed to create thriving vineyards by shaping a unique landscape of tiny craters of black volcanic ash, each planted with a vine.

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In the Land of Gaudi – Barcelona, Spain

In the Land of Gaudi – Barcelona, Spain

Antoni Gaudi, the leading architect of Catalan Modernism, is all but synonymous with Barcelona. Admired worldwide, his buildings are the most visited tourist attractions in the city.

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Moorish Palaces and Gypsy Grottos – Granada

Moorish Palaces and Gypsy Grottos – Granada

The present-day city of Granada was founded in the early eleventh century, three hundred years into the Moors rule over Spain. When a civil war ended in the victory of Berber general Ziri Ibn Manad, he wisely chose to locate the capital of his new kingdom on a high promontory. A millennium later the Alcazar remains one of the wonders of the modern world.

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The essence of Andalusia – From Arcos to Ronda and Cordoba

The essence of Andalusia – From Arcos to Ronda and Cordoba

From Arcos de la Frontera, the tiny White Village atop its limestone cliff and Ronda, the city perched at the edge of the El Tajo gorge to La Mezquita, the Great Mosque turned cathedral in the historic center of Cordoba, Moorish Andalusia is a photographer’s paradise.

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The essence of Andalusia – Seville

The essence of Andalusia – Seville

Seville’s origins are shrouded in legend, but from the Romans to the Moors and the Catholic Kings, it is the great cultures of the past two millennia that have left their mark on the capital of modern Spain’s southern-most region of Andalusia.

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I was barely in my teens when travel became a driving force in my life. Now as a travel writer and photographer, I have visited over 45 countries in some of the most photogenic corners of the planet, taking tens of thousands of pictures along the way. With my work, I thrive to capture the natural and cultural uniqueness of each area I visit. Get to know me better…

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