Tag Archives: UNESCO

InFocus: La Alhambra & Generalife [Granada, Spain]

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Comprised of a fortress (the Alcazaba), palace (Palacios Nazaries), garden (the Generalife) and government city (the Medina), the medieval complex of La Alhambra overlooks Granada is one of the most famous attractions in Spain. Originally constructed as a military stronghold … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 41

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Hello everyone and welcome to the 41st edition of our popular weekly Travel Photography Competition. As every week, we have for you a fresh selection of photos, which got the biggest number of votes on our Facebook page between 14th … Continue reading

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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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Famous Gaudí house Casa Batlló open to visitors for free

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This beautiful fairy-tale house is Gaudí’s masterpiece and it’s considered one of his most emblematic works. The house was originally built between 1875 and 1877 by one of  Gaudí’s teachers, Emilio Salas Cortés. Back then it was a simple classical … 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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Travel Photography Competition – week 23

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Hello travellers and photographers around the world and welcome to our first Travel Photography Competition in the new 2013 year! This week we’re reviewing photos published on our Facebook page between 25th November and 2nd December 2012. If you are … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Competition – week 20

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It’s the weekend and Hitch-Hikers’ Handbook has prepared a fresh selection of photos with the biggest amount of “likes” which were published on our Facebook page between 1st and 8th November. We cannot travel every day but thanks to our contributing … 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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Ordesa Valley (Valle de Ordesa), Aragón, Spain

When you think of the Pyrenees, you are more likely to have France, rather than Spain, on your mind. However, any self-respecting hiker should consider exploring the summits and the valleys of the Spanish side of the range as well. … Continue reading

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Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Києво-Печерська лавра) is a historic cave monastery founded in the 11th century which, together with the Saint Sophia Cathedral, has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also one of the most important sanctuaries for … Continue reading

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Sukhothai, Thailand

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New Sukhothai, lying on the banks of the River Yom, is roughly 450km north of Bangkok. This modern, busy little town is, to be frank, not particularly interesting but it is popular with travellers as a base for the nearby … Continue reading

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Albi, France

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Albi is a small charming town located in the south of France, 85 km northeast of Toulouse. I had never heard of Albi before I lived in Toulouse doing my Erasmus in autumn 2008. It sounded then like a pleasant … Continue reading

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