Photo Essays of Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Monserrat, Segovia, Granada, Cordoba, Gibraltar, San Sebastian, Guernica, Bilbao, and more…
Vamanos! (Let’s go!)
Dali Museum, Figueres
Atocha Station Memorial
Located at Atocha station in Madrid, commemorating 191(2) victims of the 11 March 2004 train bombings.
Valley of the Fallen
Valley of the Fallen is a very strange place indeed. It does not seem to know what it is dedicated to. Is it the tomb of Dictator Francisco Franco or a memorial to all the victims of the Spanish Civil War?
It seems that it cannot be both. As such the monument remains a subject of intense controversy.
Granada is absolutely dripping wet with Moorish influence. The exquisitely beautiful Alhambra is the main draw here, but don’t miss
Gibraltar (geographically part of Spain)
“The rock” is taller, steeper, and more massive than I expected, topping out at 1400 feet elevation. Geographically part of the Iberian Peninsula, but politically eminently British.
The Guggenheim Museum alone make Bilbao worth one night’s stay.
Gernika (Guernica), bombed by the Nazis at Franco’s request, is the namesake of Picasso’s world-famous anti-war piece.