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Article about my recent trip to Madrid. Sunny Madrid brings to mind romantic images of bullfighting, flamenco dancers, and gorgeous architecture. Madrid has all of those things, and more. Visitors will be impressed not only with Madrid’s beauty and favorable climate, but also with its rich cultural heritage and complex historical background.
Published by Anna K 76 months ago in Spain | +0 votes | 0 comments
In Barbastro, like in all Cathedrals of Spain, we can follow the evolution of Spanish Art enhanced by exceptional masterpieces. The interior of the cathedral is characterised by a wealth and diversity in the adornment showing the various and many styles and influences of this art over a long period of time. From the extraordinary star-shaped Gothic vaults to the Renaissance and Baroque reredos, discover the beauty of Barbastro Cathedral.
Published by Francois Hagnere 84 months ago in Spain | +19 votes | 10 comments
Built in the Gothic Style, the construction of the Cathedral of Huesca by Jaime I of Aragon, began at the end of the 13th century, the Catholic Worship being celebrated in the Aljama Mosque, the new edifice replaced. The works lasted until the end of the 16th century and the cathedral presents a sumptous adornment and characteristic architectural elements.
Published by Francois Hagnere 84 months ago in Spain | +13 votes | 9 comments
Published by Ruby 246 months ago in Spain | +0 votes | 0 comments
The history of the monastery goes back to the 11th century, when Oliba, Abbot of Rippol and Bishop of Vic, decided to install a community of monks in the Hermitage of Santa Maria, one of those already existing in the mountains, in the 9th century. In no time, pilgrims began flocking to the new monastery, returning with tales of the wonders wrought there though the intercession of the Mother of God.
Published by Francois Hagnere 85 months ago in Spain | +5 votes | 3 comments
At the end of the 17th century, the Bishop of Segorbe raised a new façade in front of the episcopal palace. In 1791, the old edifice was lengthened and totally transformed into the Neo-Classical taste, and a new consecration took place in 1795. This is a unique nave decorated with gilt pilasters and Corinthian capitals, on which several chapels open.
Published by Francois Hagnere 85 months ago in Spain | +2 votes | 1 comments
With its lower church in the Transition Style and its upper church in a magnificent Gothic Style with star-shaped vaults and an elegant cupola, the Cathedal of the Ascension of Our Lady in Santander is a very quite surprising edifice. It gives a true lesson of architecture and Spanish History.
Published by Francois Hagnere 85 months ago in Spain | +8 votes | 5 comments
This edifice is particularly remarkable by its sculptures and reredos of various periods. The oldest sculptures are those adorning the exterior of the apses and transept; they date back to the 11th century. You will discover modillions with realistic heads or animals, capitals resembling those in Saint-Isidor Church in Léon and metopes even more realistic with dancers bearing a light chlamys floating in the air, snake charmers and a bestiary with namely a dromedary, a lion, an aspic, a basili...
Published by Francois Hagnere 85 months ago in Spain | +6 votes | 2 comments
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, Patroness of Spain and Mother of the Hispanic Peoples, in Zaragoza is a very picturesque edifice with superb Baroque cupolas and decoration. The Statue of the Virgin given to Apostle Saint-James by Our Lady, is highly worshipped and presented in a magnificent chapel.
Published by Francois Hagnere 85 months ago in Spain | +5 votes | 5 comments
The works at the Cathedral of Astorga were begun in1471 and lasted until the 18th century. They offer excelent examples of various architectural styles. Built on the same foundations as the old Romanesque cathedral, the inside is Gothic, the outside Baroque whilst the façade and portico are Renaissance and the cloisters Classical.
Published by Francois Hagnere 86 months ago in Spain | +6 votes | 8 comments
This article is a guide outlining the various options available for getting to and from the Tomatina Festival in Bunol, Spain. This article covers ways of initially getting to Valencia, as well as ways for getting from Valencia to Bunol by way of train, bus or car. Included is important information to consider when planning your trip to La Tomatina.
Published by Matthew DiMaggio 86 months ago in Spain | +1 votes | 0 comments
Getting around Madrid using public transport system is easy and cheap, provided you have a thorough knowledge about them.The metro or subways, short distance trains, MRT busses, taxis,cable car etc are the available means of public transport in Madrid.
Published by Rama lingam 93 months ago in Spain | +17 votes | 7 comments
Tha palace of Philip II of Spain was not constructed by chance but following very rigid instructions from the sovereign and reflects Counter-Reformation and Inquisition.
Published by Francois Hagnere 110 months ago in Spain | +12 votes | 9 comments
Spanish Art, in its huge diversity, was never frightened by extreme representations of pain, sadness and death.
Published by Francois Hagnere 111 months ago in Spain | +6 votes | 10 comments
The Roman vestiges of Merida, in the South-West of Spain, are amongst the best preserved in the world.
Published by Francois Hagnere 112 months ago in Spain | +13 votes | 10 comments
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