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Views of Dalt Vila, Ibiza, Spain

Dalt Vila (Upper City) in Ibiza Town on the Spanish Island of Ibiza is in remarkably good condition for a city so old.  The one oddity in Dalt Vila is the presence of headless Roman statues, both at Portal de … Continue reading

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Portal de ses Taules, Dalt Vila, Ibiza, Spain

Dalt Vila (Upper City) is a walled city in Ibiza Town on the Spanish island of Ibiza.  The city was built by the Phonicians in the 6th century B.C.  The streets of Dalt Vila are narrow and wind through medieval buildings.  … Continue reading

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Sights around Ibiza, Spain

A brief stop in Santa Eulària des Riu in Ibiza allowed me a chance to visit the crowded beach there.  To my surprise and delight, I discovered a magnificent dragon that someone had sculpted from the sand.  A fountain stands above … Continue reading

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Can Marça Caves, Ibiza, Spain

The Spanish island of Ibiza (Eivissa in the native language of Catalan) lies 79 km off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea.  The Can Marça Caves, near the city of San Miguel, are a popular tourist attraction.  Once … Continue reading

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Monuments, Tombs, Art, and Devotion in Monserrat, Spain

In the Basilica de Santa Maria de Montserrat are the tombs of Don Juan de Aragon, Prince of the Royal House of Catalonia, and Bernat II Vilamari, a Spanish Admiral who served the King of Aragon and the King of Naples and … Continue reading

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Chapels in the Montserrat Basilica, Montserrat, Spain

In addition to the famous Black Madonna, the Virgin of Montserrat in the sanctuary of the Mare de Deu de Montserrat, the Basilica of Santa Maria de Montserrat includes side chapels lining the walls on both sides of the basilica.  … Continue reading

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Monasterio de Santa Maria de Montserrat, Montserrat, Spain

Once at the Monastery of Saint Mary of Montserrat, one approaches the basilica from Plaza de Santa Maria, enters a roofless, interior courtyard, and then enters the basilica itself.  Above the doorways to the basilica is a bas relief depiction … Continue reading

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Montserrat, Spain

From Barcelona, my journey took me to Montserrat, site of a monastery high in the mountains.  The views were magnificent. Monasterio de San Benito de Montserrat SOURCE:  Monasterio de San Benito de Montserrat (Montserrat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain); photographed by Stephen … Continue reading

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The Nativity Facade of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

The Nativity Facade of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain was completed between 1894 and 1930.  The architect, Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926), designed La Sagrada Familia in Art Nouveau style and the Nativity Facade does not fail to astonish the visitors … Continue reading

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La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

The single sight that no tourist can miss in Barcelona, Spain is the Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family, better known as La Sagrada Familia.  Begun in 1882, the church was originally intended to be a traditional Gothic structure … Continue reading

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