Sunday, September 7, 2014

Málaga Cathedral


Málaga Cathedral was begun in 1528 on the site of a mosque. However, the building is still incomplete, as one of the two towers remains unfinished. To be fair most of the building - the interior, the main facade and one of the towers - were completed in 1782, a mere 254 years later! It was worth the wait for the building is quite splendid especially the Baroque façade which faces the Plaza del Obispo.


Other blogs by Robert Bovington:


"Photographs of Spain"
"Spanish Impressions"
"you couldn't make it up!"
"a grumpy old man in Spain"
"bits and bobs"
"Spanish Expressions"
"Spanish Art"
"Books About Spain"

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Salamanca University

 
University of Salamanca © Robert Bovington

Salamanca's University was one of the greatest centres of learning in medieval times and Miguel de Cervantes and Hernán Cortés are just two of many famous Spaniards who studied there. Christopher Columbus lectured there. It is a pretty splendid building too, especially the façade facing the Plaza Patio de Escuelas Menores.

Other blogs by Robert Bovington:


"Photographs of Spain"
"Spanish Impressions"
"you couldn't make it up!"
"a grumpy old man in Spain"
"bits and bobs"
"Spanish Expressions"
"Spanish Art"
"Books About Spain"

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sevilla - Parque de María Luisa

The Parque de María Luisa is one of the most beautiful public parks in Spain. Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, donated the gardens to the city of Seville in 1893. In 1911, Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier, a French landscape gardener, rearranged the park into its present form by creating a garden of trees, hedges and fountains. 

Monumento a Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer en el Parque de María Luisa


photo: Sevilla - Parque de María Luisa - "Monument dedicated to Bécquer" © Robert Bovington

Other blogs by Robert Bovington:


"Photographs of Spain"
"Spanish Impressions"
"you couldn't make it up!"
"a grumpy old man in Spain"
"bits and bobs"
"Spanish Expressions"
"Spanish Art"
"Books About Spain"