Category Archives: Spain

This airport is always mad

We left Porto early one morning last year and less than hour later we landed at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, our most visited of all European airports.

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MM 202: Viewing Avila from the Four Posts

We visited the walled city of Avila during our trip to Spain in 2010 and I took this shot from a place called Los Cuatro Postes (The Four Posts) which is about 1.5 kilometers from the city’s walls. This will … Continue reading

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MM 196 A Scene in Old Town León

I went back to photos I took during our vacation last May in Spain for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. This scene is just off the Camino Santiago that runs through Old Town León. That’s the bell tower for St … Continue reading

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The Santiago Cathedral’s Interior

OK, we walked all around the Cathedral and I showed you pictures of all four plazas (see here, here, here and here) and all four Cathedral facades. Now it’s time to step inside and see what the Cathedral’s interior looks … Continue reading

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MM 4-28 View of Hotel Garden in Santiago

We stayed at the Smart Boutique Hotel Literario San Bieito during our three days in Santiago. My sisters stayed with their Road Scholar tour group at a hotel a couple of blocks away. We visited them one day and I … Continue reading

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Santiago’s Praza da Inmaculada on the Cathedral’s North Side

The Praza da Inmaculada in Santiago de Compostela is bounded by the Monastery of  San Martiño Pinario on the north, the Santiago Cathedral on the south, a few stores along Rua da Acibecheria on the east, and a few archdiocesan … Continue reading

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Santiago’s Praza da Quintana and the Cathedral’s East Side

The most famous of the many doors on the east side of the Cathedral facing the Praza da Quintana is the Holy Door. This door is usually open only during Holy Years, that is when the Feast of St James … Continue reading

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