Iberian Images

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The Road Trip

In April 2013 we did a three week road trip around the Iberian Peninsula - Spain and Portugal.

Museum of Ham - MADRID

Museum of Ham - MADRID

We started in Madrid, then south to Cordoba, and Ronda – the town that sits on a precipice.

ronda

ronda

And Grenada for the Alhambra.

part of the alhambra

part of the alhambra

Next was Tarifa (via a quick stop in Gibraltar) on the southern coast of Spain. Tarifa is only a 1 hour ferry ride away from Tangier in Morocco, so we went for lunch!

rooftop restaurant in tangier

rooftop restaurant in tangier

It was then west to Seville before heading into Portugal – the Algave (overnighting at Monchique), Lisbon, Porto and Parque Nacional da Peneda Geres in the far north of the country.

lisbon

lisbon

Back in Spain we visited a wet San Sebastian and sunny Barcelona, nearby Vic and Montserrat before leaving the Iberian Peninsula via the small Pyrenean nation of Andorra.

mercat de la boqueria - barcelona

mercat de la boqueria - barcelona

Three weeks was barely enough time to scratch the surface. We loved every minute and vowed to return one day.

alcazar de los reyes cristianos - castle of the Christian monarchs, cordoba

alcazar de los reyes cristianos - castle of the Christian monarchs, cordoba

In the spirit of nostalgia here are some of our favourite images from that trip.

palacio de cristal - parque del buen retiro, madrid

palacio de cristal - parque del buen retiro, madrid

madrid café and cerveceria

madrid café and cerveceria

mezquita, cordoba

mezquita, cordoba

inside la mezquita

inside la mezquita

alcazar de los reyes cristianos, cordoba

alcazar de los reyes cristianos, cordoba

flamenco in cordoba

flamenco in cordoba

gardens of alcazar de los reyes cristianos

gardens of alcazar de los reyes cristianos

early morning, cordoba

early morning, cordoba

cordoba

cordoba

grenada cathedral

grenada cathedral

grenada

grenada

from the alhambra

from the alhambra

morning in the alhambra

morning in the alhambra

grenada

grenada

ronda

ronda

barbary macaques of gibraltar

barbary macaques of gibraltar

gibraltar

gibraltar

tangier

tangier

dates - tangier

dates - tangier

tangier beach

tangier beach

tarifa diners

tarifa diners

seville

seville

seville

seville

cork tree, algave

cork tree, algave

lisbon

lisbon

castelo de sao jorge

castelo de sao jorge

mosteiro dos jeronimos, lisbon

mosteiro dos jeronimos, lisbon

torre de belem, lisbon

torre de belem, lisbon

Portuguese custard tarts - yum!

Portuguese custard tarts - yum!

church, porto

church, porto

busker, porto

busker, porto

parque nacional da peneda geres

parque nacional da peneda geres

parque nacional da peneda geres

parque nacional da peneda geres

a wet san sebastian

a wet san sebastian

isla de santa clara, san sebastian

isla de santa clara, san sebastian

wind farms are ubiquitous

wind farms are ubiquitous

la sagrada familia, barcelona

la sagrada familia, barcelona

boqueria market, barcelona

boqueria market, barcelona

boqueria market, barcelona

boqueria market, barcelona

segways, barcelona

segways, barcelona

fc barca

fc barca

fc barca on attack

fc barca on attack

inside la sagrada

inside la sagrada

part of the edifice of la sagrada

part of the edifice of la sagrada

mountain path, montserrat

mountain path, montserrat

montserrat

montserrat

mural, vic, catalonia

mural, vic, catalonia

andorra la vella

andorra la vella

the pyrenees, andorra

the pyrenees, andorra

For more information on travelling the Iberian Peninsula here are some useful websites:

Turespana https://www.spain.info/en/

Visit Portugal https://www.visitportugal.com/en

Visit Gibraltar http://www.visitgibraltar.gi/

Visitandorra https://visitandorra.com/en/

Ken and Cally