People of Spain
I´m using this page to display a few photos I have of people in Spain. I dont normally photograph people, but in these few cases, I just could not resist.
Thia group of men are spending a sunny afternoon chatting on a park bench in Frigiliana. (Feb 2004)
A similiar subject, but this time of the ladies and a child playing nearby on a Saturday afternoon on the main square in Ronda. (March 2003)
My friend Felipe, sat on his doorstep on a warm summers evening, watching the villagers pass by in Castrillo de la Vega. (August 2003)
Myself and a group of young ladies at the Malaga Feria. I loved the costumes, typical of the Cordoba region. (Aug 2002)
Spontaneous dancing in the streets, again at the Malaga Feria. (Aug 2002)
More spontaneous street dancing, but this time the ladies had the dresses for it. Feria of San Pedro de Alcantara. (Oct. 2003)
A couple of kids that were intrigue by my digital camera, they loved viewing the photo afterwards. Taken in Ibiza. (June 2002)
Some hippy chicks whiling away the afternoon on the Plaza Nueva in Granada. (Feb 2004)
A group at the Vendemias (grape harvest) that I was involved in, in Castrillo de la Vega. (Oct 2003)
Radmilo and I, we had there our honeymoon.
Marbella is an amazing city located in the middle of the Costa del Sol which dates back to 1600 BC when it was founded by the Romans and called Salduba. In 711 the Moors invaded big part of the Iberian Peninsula and the city became prosperous under the name Marbi-la. The city took a Moorish Mediterranean style but later after 1485 when the Catholic Kings entered in the city and this one took a more Castellano style and it was probably during that period that the city took the name Marbella.
During its long history the city took more an Andalucian style.
Special thanks to the GUIDE MARBELLA DIA Y NOCHE for all the information above.
Distances from Marbella/Distancias desde Marbella
Almeria 275 km
Barcelona 1053 km
Benahavis 21 km
Benalmadena 36 km
Bilbao 995 km
Cadiz 209 km
Coin 25 km
Cordoba 243 km
Estepona 26 km
Granada 186 km
Istan 16 km
Jaen 265 km
Madrid 601 km
Malaga 52 km
Mijas 45 km
Nerja 117 km
Ojen 9 km
Puerto Banus 7 km
Ronda 56 km
San Pedro Alcantara 9 km
Sevilla 268 km
Torremolinos 43 km
Valencia 704 km
It's me in Puerto Banus.
Radmilo, my husband in Puerto Banus.
Radmilo in Paseo Maritimo.
And me in Paseo Maritimo also.
Radmilo at the beach Playa de la Fontanilla.
It's me eating my paella.I had to wait one year, since last summer, to eat paella again.
We bought the guide MARBELLA DIA Y NOCHE. You can find everything about bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels etc inside.
Stroll around the city with the horses.
Calle Camilo Jose Cela , full of bars.
Marbella is a marvellous and magnificent city.
The municipality of Marbella covers an area of 114.27 km2 and it is situated in the western region of Malaga. It is bordered by the municipalities of Benahavis, Istan, Estepona, Ojen and Mijas.
This picture is from Puerto Banus which owes its name to its promotor D. Jose Banus. It is situated 6 km from the center of Marbella and named Centre of National Touristic interest.
Since you are in Spain you have to drink Cruzcampo.
Marbella is the outstanding attraction of the Costa del Sol due to the fact that offers a lot of facilities and amenities to its tourists. However, it doesn't have nightlife, not the kind of nightlife we mean in Greece and Serbia.
The picture is the entrance arch from San Pedro de Alcantara, a very important locality situated about 10km west from the city.
Another picture of Puerto Banus, the fishing village.
The Paseo Maritimo, full of gifts shops and restaurants.
My favorites are Armstrong's Pub and Sol de Europa.
Playa de la Fontanilla.Elephants like the one behind me sirve for shower.
My favorite restaurant in that beach is El Sombrero.
The City Hall
The Mosque (La Mezquita)
Avenida Ricardo Sorriano, the best place for shopping.My favorite shop is POCO LOCO ( a little crazy)
Biggest city in Andalucia, and 3rd in Spain, Sevilla is a must in the south of Spain.
Main highlights: La Giralda, former tower of the arabian main mosque; Barrio de Santa Cruz, typical district with narrow white pedestrian streets; in Easter Week there are big religious processions at night; for typical feasts, go in April and enjoy the famous Feria, flamenco dancing and horses...
Getting there: from Madrid, you can take the AVE train that takes only 2 hours to get there. There are several daily, from Atocha Station.
The last city of the moorish period in Spain, it still keeps its oriental flavour.
Main highlights: La Alhambra: Former arabian palace, on a hill in the middle of town; Albaicin: gypsy district with white streets and flamenco clubs; Sierra Nevada: Highest mountains in Spain, you can enjoy ski just 1/2 hour away from the center.
More info about the Alhambra: http://www.red2000.com/spain/granada/alhambra.html
The long-time center of Moorish Spain preserves monuments of outstanding importance.
Main highlights: Mezquita: great mosque, now catholic Cathedral; Medina Zahara: 8 kms away, ruins of the 10th century palace of abderraman III.
Getting there: from Madrid, you can take the AVE train that takes only 1 hour to get there. There are several daily, from Atocha Station.
Famous for the beaches in Costa del Sol & Marbella, Malagaalso offers nice arab monuments and nice little villages.
Main highlights: Alcazaba: moorish castle in the center of the capital; Ronda: a wonderful little town on the top of a cliff; Beaches:The coast of Malaga is of great touristical importance, thanks to its splendid beaches, outstanding installations and smooth climate. Among the most famous centers are Marbella, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, and San Pedro de Alcantara.
A splendid and not too developed coast and desertic landscapes (where Sergio Leone filmed most of his "spaghetti westerns") are its main attractions.
Main highlights: Cabo de Gata: a Natural Park with nice wild beaches.
The oldest city in Spain (3000 years), a nice coast of white sand beaches and marvellous litlle white villages in the mountains.
Main highlights: Torre Tavira: a dark chamber in the highest tower of the capital, from where you can see all the city.Conil: white endless beaches, near Tarifa, one of the windsurfing hottest points of the world. At the southermost point of the province you can find Gibraltar, the british colony. Jerez: In the hometown of the world-famous Sherry wine several "Bodegas" may be visited. Jerez too is the site of a renowned equestrian school. Wine and horses mark the ambience of this manorial town .
Getting there: from Madrid, you can take the Talgo train that takes 5 hours to get there. There are several daily, from Atocha Station. By bus you can get there from Mendez Alvarez bus station in Madrid (10 hours). The nearest airport is in Jerez, 50 kms away from the capital.
More info at my Cadiz VT page.
Located inland, is dominated by its medieval fortress and surrounded by endless olive trees fields. Main highlights: Moorish Baths: (11th century) and the Renaissance cathedral. The nearby Sierra de Cazorla is an outstanding natural preserve
The city itself and its surroundings are marked by Christopher Columbus, who started his travel to America from the nearby Palos de la Frontera. There you may still visit the monastery where he prepared his travel, alongside with a reconstruction of the port and the three famous ships.
b>Main highlights: Donana Nat. Park: beach areas with moving dunes as well as marshy regions of great value concerning their fauna is located next to the outlet of Guadalquivir river.
Meson Gibralfaro tapas bar, Malaga
Hugging the cross is hugging love.
Plaza de Toros as seen from Gibralfaro castle.
Apartments for rent, website?
What's the best website to find apartments for longtime rent?
Re: Apartments for rent, website?
I do not know about 'best' but here are three which might work for you - http://www.kyero.com/