Thursday, October 7, 2010

PT RR - Group 56 * 2010 holidays

Less than 2 weeks for my holidays :) After Switzerland and Italy, i'll spend my next holidays in Portugal and Spain. On october 27 i'll travel to one of our archipelagos, Madeira and on november 6-7 i'll be in the spanish capital city, Madrid.
This RR group was dedicated to holidays and these are cards from Portugal and Spain.

Graça "gracinha" went to the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, Algarve, to spend a few days.
"Tourism and related activities are extensive and make up the bulk of the Algarve's summer economy. Fish, seafood and fruit production, which includes oranges, carob beans, figs and almosnds, are other important activities in the region. The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, its population more than doubles in the peak holiday season thanks to a high influx of visitors, and receives an average of 8 million foreign tourists each year." - in: wikipedia
Rui "VascoDaGama" sent this Portinho da Arrábida card. Portinho da Arrábida was recently elected as one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal.
"The Portinho da Arrábida is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Portuguese coastline, with bright thin sand and luminous crystalline waters, contrasting with the luxuriant vegetation of the greenish Arrábida Mountain, situated in the astonishing Arrábida Mountain Natural Park.
The beach is usually quite crowded during summer months, much frequented by families that find here the perfect calm waters for children, and shelter from the strong coastal winds.
It is also quite frequented by divers, sport fishers and other sport practitioners." - in:

After travelling to Italy with me Joana "joaninha" travelled to Spain with another friend. They visited some spanish unesco places and she sent me the Granada card with the Alhambra.
"The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex constructed during the mid 14th century by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada, occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern border of the city of Granada in the Autonomous Community of Andaluzia.
The Alhambra's Moorish palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirs in Spain and its court, of the Nasrid dynasty. After the Reconsquista by the Reyes Católicos ("Catholic Monarchs") in 1492, some portions were used by the Christian rulers. The Palace of Charles V, built by Carlhes V, Holy Roman Emperor in 1527, was inserted in the Alhambra within the Nasrid fortifications. After being allowed to fall into disrepair for centuries, the Alhambra was "discovered" in the 19th century by European scholars and travelers, with restorations commencing. It is now one of Spain's major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country's most significant and well known Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the inspiration for many songs and stories." - in: wikipedia

1 comment:

Carla said...

Hope we can travel together again sooner