2017 Travels
Spain


October 10th to November 2nd, 2017

We landed in Madrid, rented a car, and drove to several attractions in Spain. Driving was easy in the countryside, but very difficult in city centers because of traffic, roundabouts, and narrow cobblestone roads.

Below: We went to a bullfight in Madrid which was the highlight of our visit to Spain. Brave Matadors successfully fought and killed six bulls during the blood-and-gore event; a national tradition. We also took a tour of the stadium which helped us understand the significance of the ritual.

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Spain

Below: This is the Royal Palace of Madrid which contains stunning displays and treasures. Unfortunately photos are not allowed inside.

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Below: The Cathedrals in Spain are impressive. This is the Cathedral in Toledo.

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Below: The Seville Cathedral just took our breath away. It is a world-class marvel. In addition to being the largest Cathedral in the world, it houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus and many religious treasures.

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Spain

Below: We got some beach time on the Mediterranean coast.

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Spain

Below: The 'King's Walkway' in Southern Spain is a three-mile-long walking path built on the side of steep canyon walls. Great views for brave souls.

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Below: Also built high on a mountain is the monastery at Monserrat. Mary herself is reported to have been seen here which adds to the mystique.

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Below: The city of Segovia, with it's fairytale skyline, is home to one of the best-preserved Roman aquaducts in the world. It was built in the year 112 using 20,000 granite blocks and gravity alone; no mortar or cement!

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Spain