Posts Tagged "Spain"

Seville Spain

On the April 15, 2017, we docked in Cadiz, Spain where we traveled to the city of Seville. Seville is located about an hour and 15 minutes drive from Cadiz. Once in the city we hopped on a Hop on Hop Off Bus to get a general over lay of the area, passing by many of the exposition buildings from both the expo of 1929 and 1992. After we got off the bus we walked around the old city taking in the Alcazar and the  Cathedral, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture. Puerta de Jerez Tower of Gold...

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Barcelona Spain

We reached Barcelona, Spain on April 12, 2017, where we were docked for two days. On day one we took the shuttle to the World Trade Center where we walked to La Ramblas. We walked up the Ramblas and then turned left into the Gothic Quarter and went to El Dra de Sant Jordi for a Tapas lunch. After lunch we proceeded to the Cathedral, and then back to La Ramblas. On La Ramblas is the famous St. Joseph Market, a large public market that dates back to 1217. As always the market is very crowded and busy. We then returned to the ship. On day two we decide to walk across the Rambla de Mar, a new...

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Mallorca Spain

On April 11, 2017 we docked in Palma de Mallorca, which is the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, which are part of Spain and located in the Mediterranean. We took a tour of the island which included Palma and the village of Valldemossa. We started out by going to Bellver Castle  for a panoramic view of the city of Palma. we then proceeded to Palma where we walked the old part of the city and finally ending up at the Cathedral, to step inside and view the Gaudi influenced interior. After leaving the Cathedral, we proceeded into the Tramuntana mountains to Valldemossa, a...

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Cadiz, Spain

After leaving Barcelona and passing through the Straight of Gibraltar, we arrived in Cadiz, Spain on the Atlantic Ocean on April 20, 2016. Our ship was docked in the center of the old walled part of town, so walking around is the best way to visit here. The focal point of Cadiz is the Cathedral Nueva, a Roman Catholic Church built between 1722 and 1838. After walking thru the Plaza de Savilla, we went over to the Cathedral and took a self guided audio tour. The Cathedral had many side chapels, with works of art of early Spanish artists as well as a beautiful hand carved Choir and twin...

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona was our port of call on April 18, 2016. We took the 15 minute shuttle into town which let us out by the Customs House. We then proceeded to Columbus Square where the Columbus Statue and Port Authority are located at the start of Las Ramblas. Las Ramblas is a tree lined pedestrian walkway that is in the heart of the city. Along the way there are street mimes, looking for donations. We stopped at Plaza Riel that is just off the Ramblas  with is Gaudi inspired lamp posts and a basement herbolari, that dates back to 1940. It was then off to St. Joseph’s Market, one of the great...

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