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"The Bull" stands proudly on many high ridges all over Spain.  Originally introduced in 1956 as advertizing for the Osborne sherry and brandy company, there was a national outcry when, in the wake of new EU laws banning roadside advertizing outside towns, the bulls faced extinction.  But  following petitions and nationwide protests the bulls (sensa Osborne logos) were reclassified as official historical monuments and lived on.   Thanks to the Michelin Green Guide for this and much other interesting information ... it's the one guide that the Dom always has in his whatever (and he doesn't even get paid for this plug) !

 

 

Books about Spain and Portugal

 

Al-Andalus (Muslim Spain) Chronology and Maps

 

 

Scholarship and Discovery in Medieval Spain

 

 

Reconquista (in preparation)

 

Some Memorable Tombs in Portugal and Spain

 

 

Spanish & Portuguese Abbey, Monastery, Nunnery, Mosque and Cathedral Links

 

 

Spanish & Portuguese Cistercian (*) Abbeys

 

Christian Kings and Queens of Spain from 970

 

About the Camino de Santiago and its Pilgrims

 

Spanish Roads to Santiago de Compostela

 

 

Web Gallery of Art - Art in Spain

1200s to 1600s

 

 

 

Links below lead to over 50 Spain & Portugal Photo and History Pages in Paradoxplace via Regional Directories

 

Camino de Santiago Photo Pages      Map

 

 

 

 

Santiago de Compostela

 

 

Leon Cathedral

 

 

Santo Domingo de Silos

 

 

Olite Castle, Navarra

 

Navarre,

 

 Aragón,

 

& Catalonia

 

Photo Pages

Central

 

Spain Photo

 

Pages

 

Plaza Mayor Madrid

 

 

Spanish and French Roads to Santiago de Compostela

 

Books about Spain

 

Abbey of Rueda, Aragon

Portugal

 

Photo

 

Pages

 

Royal Cistercian Monastery of Alcobaça

 

 

Abbey of Poblet, Catalonia

 

Salema, Portugal

 

Columbus and Rabida Convent

 

Nazrid Palace, Granada Alhambra

 

Great Mosque of Cordoba

 

 

 

Andalucia Photo Pages

 

 

 

 

 

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More books about Spain and Portugal

 

 

 

Paradoxplace Camino de Santiago Photo Pages

 

 

Our Spanish and Portuguese road trip in April-June 2006 took Dom Paradox on a paella-less and almost sea-less 7,000 Km drive kicking off in Madrid, and including Segovia, Avila, Salamanca, Toledo, Granada, Cordoba, Carmona (just to the East of Seville), Seville, Huelva,

 

Salema (SW tip of Portugal), Evora (near the 'j' of Badajoz), Batalha & Alcobaça (near the 'r' of Portugal)

 

Santiago de Compostela and the Pilgrims' Road (Camino de Santiago or Camino Frances if headed east like us) -  Leon, Burgos & around N Castile & La Rioja, Jaca (north of Huesca)

 

and around Navarra and N Aragon, Rueda (Aragon, south of Zaragosa), Poblet and Santes Creus (Catalonia, W of Barcelona) ... More from Catalonia in a future journey.

 

 

 

Spring in Spain & Portugal

 

    

 

 

Chronology and Maps of Islamic Spain

 

 

Scholarship and Discovery in Medieval Spain

 

Reconquista (in Preparation)

 

 

Christian Kings and Queens of Spain from 970

 

Spanish and French Roads to Santiago de Compostela

 

 

About the Camino de Santiago and its Pilgrims

 

 

Spanish & Portuguese Abbey, Nunnery, Monastery, Mosque and Cathedral Photo Page Links

 

 

Spanish and Portuguese Cistercian Abbeys

 

CENTRAL SPAIN

 

Madrid - Segovia - Avila

 

SALAMANCA

Convento de Las Dueñas

 

TOLEDO

Cathedral

Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

Prayer Hall of the Sinagoga del Tránsito

Santa Maria la Blanca

Visigoth Church of San Roman

 

 

CAMINO COUNTRY (HEADING EAST FROM SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA)

 

Santiago de Compostela

From Santiago de Compostela to León

 

LEÓN

León Cathedral

Basilica de San Isidore

 

From León to Burgos

San Miguel de Escalada (Mozarabic) Monastery Church

Gradefes (active Cistercian nunnery)

Villalcázar de Sirga (Templar) Basilica

 

BURGOS

Burgos Cathedral

Cistercian Nunnery of Santa Maria la Real de Las Huelgas (museum)

Abbey of San Pedro de Gardina (active Cistercian monastery)

 

Rio Arlanza Valley

Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos (active monastery)

 

Cistercian Nunnery of Canas (active nunnery)

San Millán de la Cogolla - Yuso and Suso  Monasteries (museums)

 

 

ANDALUCIA

 

GRANADA

Monasterio de San Jeronimo

The Alhambra, Granada

 

CORDOBA - The Great Mosque

 

SEVILLE

Cathedral

Los Reales Alcázares

Tiles and Decorations in Los Reales Alcázares

 

CARMONA (in preparation)

N W ANDALUCIA

S W ANDALUCIA

 

Christopher Columbus & Rabida Convent

 

 

PORTUGAL

 

Salema

Cape Saint Vincent - The End of the Medieval World

Wild Seas and Inland Flowers

Dominican Monastery (convent) of Batalha (church & museum)

Cistercian Monastery of Alcobaça (church & museum)

 

NAVARRE, ARAGON AND CATALONIA

 

Around Navarra

Royal Monastery of San Salvador de Lyre (active monastery with hotel)

Church of Santa Maria la Real, Sanguesa

 

CISTERCIAN MONASTERIES

Monastery of Santa Maria de la Oliva (active monastery)

Real Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de Rueda (museum and outstanding hotel)

Reial Monastir de Santa Maria de Poblet (active monastery)

Reial Monastir de Santes Creus (church & museum)

 

 

 

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