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Granada on foot [Free walking tour]

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Granada, Spain: Walking Tour . Basílica de Nuestra señora de las Angustias Monument Type: Basilica Address: Carrera del Genil, 42 Website: http://www.basilicadelasangustias.org/ Opening Times: Daily: 12.30 a.m.- 1:45 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Price: Admission Free Information: Construction began … Continue reading

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Salamanca on foot [Free walking tour]

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Orientation Salamanca’s old town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage city in 1988, is relatively compact and can be visited on foot. Framed by Paseo San Vicente to the west, Av Mirat to the north, Paseo Canalejas to the … Continue reading

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Segovia, Spain [travel guide]

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Why visit Segovia? There are several cities in the world whose architecture has been influenced by three great civilisations: Christian, Jewish and Muslim. There are also cities whose charming stone architecture dating back to the Middle Ages has been appreciated … Continue reading

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León, Spain

León, home to over 300,000 people, is the capital and largest city of the León province. Founded as a Roman military encampment, the city has been occupied for over two thousand years and is one of the jewels of Castilla, … Continue reading

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Santillana del Mar, Spain

A joke that got less funny everytime we heard it, and we heard it more than once: Santillana del Mar is a town of three lies. It’s not holy (santo), flat (llana) nor by the sea (del mar). In spite … Continue reading

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Gdańsk, Poland

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. Gdańsk, sitting on the southern edge of Gdańsk Bay, is the principal port city of Poland and with Gdynia and Sopot forms the metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto). Still referred to by Germans as Danzig, the city has … Continue reading

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Toruń, Poland

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Toruń is one of the oldest Polish cities and I would go even further and say that it’s also one of the most beautiful places in Poland. Not without reason was its old town listed on the UNESCO World Heritage … Continue reading

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Tbilisi old town – an architectural gem

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Tbilisi is one of the most architecturally unique places we have visited. Its old town is full of quirky old Eurasian buildings with carved wooden balconies and walls leaning in all possible directions. This photo was also published by BBC … Continue reading

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