Spain

April 2016

After running through southern Morocco, and exploring the northern side of Morocco, Aleya & I flew to Barcelona, rented a car and drove around Spain exploring old churches, ruins and rock formations.

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7 days, 6 nights

  • Ruins
  • Cathedrals
  • Bay of Biscay
  • Fuji X-Pro2
  • iPhone 6S
Apr

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Spain... sooo many churros.

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Day 1 & 2: Barcelona

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First stop, right down the road from the airbnb was the Barcelona Cathedral.

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The Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy, one of the many beautiful cathedrals in Barcelona.

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03 Arc de Triomf.

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The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, a Roman Catholic church, designed by Catalan Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí.

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Day 3: Zaragoza

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Zaragoza was a nice little town that we stayed the night at on our way to Basque Country.

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Like most towns in Spain, it is anchored by a beautiful cathedral. This is Basilica De Nuestra Señora Del Pilar, the first church dedicated to Mary.

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Day 4: Belchite

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Between August 24 and September 7, 1937, loyalist Spanish Republican and rebel General Franco's forces in the Spanish Civil War fought the Battle of Belchite in and around the town. After 1939 a new village of Belchite was built adjacent to the ruins of the old, which remain a ghost town as a memorial to the war.

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Ruins of old Belchite.

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Day 5: Basque Country

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In Deba, we had the best airbnb experience I could have ever imagined. We stayed with the friendliest couple, who we had to communicate with via google translate.

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During our stay, the host couple invited us over for drinks and snacks, and then brought out txalaparta, a traditional basque percussion instrument. They performed for us, as well as taught us how to play.

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Richard Serra's matter of time at the Bilbao Guggenheim.

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Day 6: Galicia

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Avoiding a short rain at Playa de las Catedrales.

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As I was walking down this rock after taking this photo, I found that the tide had come in and I had to walk through a couple feet of water to get back to the main land.

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Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, the burial place of James the great.