Bullring
Spain

Bullring

Miranda

[ Feb.2016 ] There is a magnificent bullring in Valencia in Spain. It is located just next to the main railway station, which must mean that bullfighting is an important culture in the city. It looked new, but in fact it was built between 1850 and 1859 and designed with the image of Roman Coliseum. …

Colon Market
Spain

Colon Market

Miranda

[ Feb.2016 ] Because we liked the Central Market in Valencia in Spain, we wanted to see the other market in the city called Colon Market. According to our guide book, it was built around the same time as the Central Market, but currently it is not functioning as a market, but there are many …

Cathedral
Spain

Cathedral

Miranda

[ Feb.2016 ] After visiting Silk Exchange in Valencia in Spain, we tried to get to the Cathedral. There were many gorgeous churches on the way, but the cathedral was really magnificent. They built this after Reconquista, demolishing the original Visigoth cathedral which was used as a mosque during the Islamic rule. The reason why …

A temple of commerce
Spain

A temple of commerce

Miranda

[ Feb.2016 ] Near the Central Market in Valencia, Spain, there is a building called La Lonja de la Seda (silk exchange). I read that this is a World Heritage of UNESCO, so we went there. This was built between 1482 and 1548. The site is about 2000 square metres and to make this, they …

Central Market
Spain

Central Market

Miranda

[ Feb.2016 ] It was a fine day on the second day in Valencia, Spain. When we travelled from the airport to the hotel by taxi the night before, I thought the town was very similar to ones in Italy, but when we saw the buildings under the sun, the difference was obvious. The buildings …

Children’s clothing
Bilbao

Children’s clothing

Miranda

[ May 2014 ] This is not only in the Basque country, but in Spain generally, we often see children’s shops selling very elegant clothes. Usually the colours are pale and have the feeling that mothers or grandmothers sewed them with a great care. The decorations such as frills or shirrings are so pretty. Boys’ …

Vizcaya Bridge
Getxo

Vizcaya Bridge

Miranda

[ May, 2014 ] The highlight of Getxo in Spain is this Vizcaya Bridge, which is listed as a World Heritage. The height is 50 metre and the length is 160 metre and it was open in 1893. The proper way of crossing is to take the gondola hanging from the bridge. It was only …

Wealthy town
Getxo

Wealthy town

Miranda

[ May, 2014 ] We walked in Getxo in Spain as the leaflet of the hotel recommended, but it was very long way. From the point of the old port, we had to cover whole bay. On the right hand side, there was the sea, and on the left, there were luxurious mansions one after …

To Getxo
Getxo

To Getxo

Miranda

[ May, 2014 ] On the last day of our Basque holiday in Spain, we went to a town called Getxo. Our hotel in Bilbao had a leaflet for spending one day in Getxo ready, so we moved as it said. Getxo is just outiside of Bilbao and it is easy to get there by …

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