Thursday, August 29, 2013

Spanish towns

Luis sent me a total of 6 cards. These are from 3 different communities, Andaluzia, Catalonia and Cantabria. 

El Olivo Editora y Distribuidora * Foto: J. Marc Linares
My second card from Jaén. The other one was showing the cathedral, this one shows Santa Catalina Castle. 
Santa Catalina castle stands on the ridge of Santa Catalina, originally the site of three different fortresses, on which was built today's castle. 
The castle began as an 8th Century Moorish fortress. The current construction is of Christian origin, raised after the conquest of the city by Ferdinand III of Castile, called the Saint, in 1246.
 An interesting feature of this castle, which is connected with the city of Jaén by means of a passageway, is the Mirador de la Cruz viewing point with its exceptional views. The castle is now a Parador hotel.

 Postales Internacional Color
Pals is a medieval town in Catalonia. 
Pals has a historic centre on a hill surrounded by plains with a medieval Romanesque tower built between the 11th and 13th centuries, known as the Torre de les Hores (Tower of the Hours).
The Gothic Quarter of the town has been substantially restored and there are cobbled streets interrupted by semicircular arches, façades with pointed arched windows and stone balconies. - in: wikipedia

© Fisa - Escudo de Oro, S. A. 
This nice building is Castro Urdiales Town Hall.
Castro Urdiales is a seaport of northern Spain, situated on the bay of Biscay. 
The town hall building was built in the 16th century in neoclassic style. Highlights include its balcony and the clock tower. 

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