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Why You Should Visit Segovia Cathedral (Spain).

Spain: Why You Should Visit Segovia Cathedral

Most of the churches around Spain have the title of cathedral – and Segovia Cathedral is one of them. It adorns the premises of the town’s Plaza Mayor. You can’t miss its giant structure coated in yellow-ish colour. This might be the only Gothic Cathedral you’ve seen with such colour!  The construction phase of it […]

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One Day in Salamanca (Spain).

Travel Itinerary: One Day in Salamanca

One day in Salamanca may not be enough to explore this medieval town. Up to this day, the community is still known as a university town. The town’s premier university – University of Salamanca – is Spain’s oldest university and the world’s 3rd oldest that’s still operating until today. Salamanca is definitely one of the […]

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Inside the Monastery of St. John of the Monarchs - A Heavenly Refuge in Toledo (Spain).

Inside the Monasterio San Juan de los Reyes – A Heavenly Refuge in Toledo

If you’re visiting in summer, Monasterio San Juan de los Reyes is a heavenly refuge in Toledo from the searing heat outside. After walking for a long time, I finally found this monastery in the middle of a neighbourhood that used to be predominantly Jewish. And as soon as I entered the premises, I felt […]

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Inside the Magnificent Barcelona Cathedral (Barrio Gothic, Spain)

Inside the Magnificent Barcelona Cathedral

Better than Santa Maria Cathedral, the Barcelona Cathedral is the epitome of religious devotion, and most importantly, of Gothic architecture. Its high-rise pillars, the overall size of the cathedral, and the atmosphere inside awakened my spirit and encouraged me to stay there for more than an hour. Before I could feed you in on what […]

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Palau Guell in Barcelona is a Mansion With Splendid Interior (Spain).

Palau Guell in Barcelona is a Mansion With Splendid Interior

The Palau Guell in Barcelona may look ordinary outside but wait until you step on inside. It’s splendid! Truly magnifique!  Barcelona is love not because of its 24/7 party scenes, but also because it has some of the most architecturally and artistically revered ancient buildings such as the Paul Guell Mansion. I was in the […]

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The Breathtaking Views of Toledo from Mirador del Valle (Spain).

Travel Itinerary: One Day in Toledo

Just like the rest of the cities of Spain, Toledo also presents a conundrum of Roman, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim architecture, which actually tells the stories of the confluence of these cultures resulting from the respective conquests. The entire day I spent in the city had me gawking at the magnificence of the ancient structures […]

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Travel Itinerary: How to Spend a Day in Segovia (Spain).

Travel Itinerary: How to Spend a Day in Segovia

Spain has served as the crux of the Muslim-Christian-Roman skirmishes in the past. It is because of these that nearly every city in the country has Gothic Cathedrals perched on some hill, Romanesque churches built on the remains of a former building, and the usual medieval architecture that dots around the city in the form […]

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The Plaza Mayor in Salamanca Has No Place For A Dictator (Spain).

The Plaza Mayor in Salamanca Has No Place For A Dictator

The Plaza Mayor in Salamanca has no place for a dictator – especially for Francisco Franco who brutally ruled Spain from 1939 – 1975. Nowadays, Spain is continually trying to erase everything that’s related to this Nazi sympathizer. Salamanca has finally done what should have been done long time ago. Read on… The Plaza Mayor […]

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Travel Itinerary: One Day in Avila (Spain).

Travel Itinerary: One Day in Avila

Avila is one of the historical jewels of the crown of Spain. Cities around the world are witnesses of many past events and Avila is no exception. It has seen the Moorish as well as the Christian rule, and both of these eras have left their footprints on the city in form of monasteries, Romanesque […]

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Catalan Modernism - 5 Interesting Facts about Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona (Spain)

Catalan Modernism – 5 Interesting Facts About Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona

A historic concert hall built in 1908, the Palau de la Musica Catalana is a turn-of-the-century piece of modern architecture by Lluis Domenech I Montaner. Its immaculate design, stained glasses, detailed mosaics, and expressive façade are some of the few things that attract tourists from around the world. The building is serving the role for […]

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