Saturday, September 27, 2008

Basque Country

I've spent the last weekend in the north of the country and a friend of mine gave some cards, incluing great cards from the Basque Country in Spain. These are 4 of them.

This is a card from Bilbao, the is the largest city in the Basque Country and the capital of the province of Biscay, and on the card there's the City Hall. "The building was built in the former site of a convent, in the district of Uribarri, in 1892 by Joaquín Rucoba. It was built in Baroque style. One of the highlights of the building is the Arab hall, a richly decorated hall that follows the Neo-Mudéjar style and resembles the decorations found in the Alhambra of Granada." - in: wikipedia

These are the San Antón Church and the Roman Bridge. You can see both in Bilbao's coat of arms. The church was built in 1422 over the old city's fortress.
Typical house in Puerto de Orduña.

The beautiful Bakio Beach, located in Bizkaia's town of the same name, has a long promenade that runs alongside the beach, offering an extraordinary view of the sea.

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