The Unexpected Buildings of Lloret de Mar

The Unexpected Buildings of Lloret de Mar

We’ve all seen the classic view of Lloret de Mar, the beautiful sandy beach and the line of gleaming modern hotels. And I assumed the rest of the town would be much the same, filled with anonymous concrete. But what a surprise when I stepped back from the sea front...

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Layers of History at the Metropol Parasol, Seville

Layers of History at the Metropol Parasol, Seville

When construction workers in the old quarter of Seville unearthed a number of hitherto unsuspected Roman and Moorish buildings they were faced with a dilemma: preserve the ruins, or carry on with their construction work. Luckily for us they chose to excavate the...

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The Real Alcazar: The Royal Palace of Seville

The Real Alcazar: The Royal Palace of Seville

It would be possible for a casual visitor to miss the Real Alcazar – the royal palace of Seville – hidden as it is behind a small gate near the Cathedral. The entrance gives no clue to the extent of the complex of palaces and gardens within, or of their splendour. Yet...

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