Category Archives: Spain

Barcelona, Spain

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Hola amics!

I received this beautiful postcard from José via swap-bot! Beautiful card 😀 I have been to Barcelona in 2010 and I loved it… Puhhhh really a long time ago already!

La Rambla is a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. A tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kilometres connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. La Rambla forms the boundary between the quarters of Barri Gòtic, to the east, and El Raval, to the west.

Did you know?

There are two stories about the founding of Barcelona. One version claims the city was founded by Hercules, 400 years before the building of Rome.

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Galicia, Spain

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This is a nice card from Spain! Thank you Luis! Luis also added a nice drawing of a frog! I updated it in my gallery ♥

Galicia is an autonomous community in northwest Spain, with the official status of a historic nationality. It comprises the provinces of A Coruña, Lugo,Ourense and Pontevedra, being bordered by Portugal to the south, the Spanish autonomous communities of Castile and León and Asturias to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the north. Galicia has over 1,660 km of coastline, including its offshore islands and islets, among them Cíes Islands, Ons, Sálvora, Cortegada, and—the largest and most populated—A Illa de Arousa.

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Santiago de Compostela, the capital city of Galicia, is the final stop on the famous ‘Camino de Santiago’ pilgrimage route through Spain, and the body of St James the Apostle is traditionally believed to be buried here.

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Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain

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Greetings from the capital of Spain – Madrid! Muchas gracias Alejandro! Me encanta la postal ♥

This is the royal palace – el palacio real – in Madrid. In this palace the royal family formal state ceremonies are taking place. Sometimes I feel sorry, that Germany has no royal family. I think it would be nice having a king or a queen. All we have is Angela Merkel haha.

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Costa Brava, Spain

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Great card I got from Lana in Belgium! Thank you so much!

She went to Spain a couple of weeks ago. Translated in english Costa Brava means something along “wild” or “rough” coast. Isn’t that just a cool name for a coast?

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Journey through Spain

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It has been a little while since I last posted. What shall I say – I moved 🙂
Here now goes a little unusual post for me. My dear friend Saskia took a trip to Spain and she did send me a card from every city she visited. So I decided to post the cards in one post in the order Saskia visited them. I start with:

MÁLAGA

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Saskia writes, that it is superhot in Málaga. I so believe her it looks spectacular! Saskia liked the beach best.
Did you know that the famous painter Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga? I once visited his museum in Barcelona and I love his art!
After visiting Málaga, Saskia went on to

TARIFA

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Tarifa is a tiny pueblocito (as they say in Spain). There is really nothing! Why is it a tourist destination though you might ask. Well, first of all it is the southernmost coast in Spain. If you are standing on the beach you can see the lights of Morocco across the Straits of Gibraltar. Saskia means it is very famous for surfing.

And we are moving on to

SEVILLA

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Sevilla is the capital of the comunidad autonoma de Andalusía. Very rich in arcitecture. Gorgeous cathedrals and churches! Saskia means it is one very beautiful city!

And las but not least –

GRANADA

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Everyone interested in spanish history one day will see himself confronted with Granada and the famouos Alhambra! The last refuge of the arabs is famous for its gorgeous arcitecture. I already did post some cards showing the Alhambra *click*
on this card you can see La catedral “the cathedral”, which is no arab building.  In 1527 Charles V built this cathedral in the Alhambra complex as a symbol of victory.

 

I hope you liked this post, which was a bit different than the usual 😉

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Gibraltar

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Hello friends! Hola amigos!!

My wonderful brandnew card from Gibraltar! I love it! Thank you very much Lizvette!

Gibraltar  is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean. It has an area of 6.8 square kilometres (2.6 sq mi) and a northern border with Andalusia, Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the only landmark of the region. At its foot is the densely populated city area, home to almost 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities.

An Anglo-Dutch force captured Gibraltar from the Kingdom of Castile in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of the Habsburg pretender to the Spanish throne. The territory was subsequently ceded to Britain “in perpetuity” under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. It was an important base for the Royal Navy; today its economy is based largely on tourism, online gaming, financial services, and shipping.

The sovereignty of Gibraltar is a major point of contention in Anglo-Spanish relations as Spain asserts a claim to the territory. Gibraltarians rejected proposals for Spanish sovereignty in a 1967 referendum and again in 2002. Under the Gibraltar constitution of 2006, Gibraltar governs its own affairs, though some powers, such as defence and foreign relations, remain the responsibility of the UK Government.

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Isla de Lanzarote, Spain

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Here goes the third card from the Canary islands! Thank you Marga!

Lanzarote, a Spanish island, is the easternmost of the autonomous Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 125 km off the coast of Africa and 1,000 km from the Iberian Peninsula. Covering 845.9 km2, it stands as the fourth largest of the islands. The first recorded name for the island, given by Angelino Dulcert, was Insula de Lanzarotus Marocelus, after the Genoese navigator Lancelotto Malocello, from which the modern name is derived. The island’s name in the native language was Titerro(y)gatra, which may mean “the red mountains”.

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