My 5: Pamplona Cathedral, Spain.

Pamplona Cathedral Calle de la Curia Pamplona Navarre Province

1. September 2015. It was mid-afternoon in Pamplona during siesta time as I made my way down the deserted Calle de la Curia for a truly picture perfect approach to the neoclassical façade of Pamplona Cathedral. All the shops were shuttered up, there were no people blocking my view and not so much as a […]

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My 5: Café Iruña – Pamplona, Spain.

Cafe Iruna Plaza del Castillo Pamplona Spain

1. September 2015. For fans of the iconic American novelist Ernest Hemingway, there is perhaps no greater tribute to the great man than a visit to the Spanish city of Pamplona. An exceptionally well-travelled man, Hemingway fell head over heels for Pamplona and would return here again and again throughout his troubled life to watch […]

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My 5: The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid.

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Madrid Spain

1. July 2013. I’ve never really been that bothered about Spanish football. But if someone put a gun to my head and forced me to pick a team, Real Madrid would be the first to go into the NO WAY pile. I could point to the fact that I don’t like their kit much, or voice […]

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My 5: Benalmádena, Spain.

Calle Mercurio Benalmadena Spain

1. Calle Mercurio, June 2016. I’d only been living in the city of Malaga for a few months when I decided to kick off my explorations of southern Spain. With so many of the country’s major highlights lying in wait throughout Andalusia, I decided to begin my wanderings gently with the perhaps unspectacular and often […]

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My 5: Plaza de España, Seville.

Plaza de Espana Seville Spain

1. March 2017. I’ve been living and traveling around the world for over fifteen years now, but I’ve never seen anything quite like the incredible Plaza de España in Seville. Situated in the city’s gorgeous Maria Luisa Park, this staggering renaissance/neo-Moorish style structure stands in a league of its own in terms of scale and […]

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My 5: Seville Cathedral, Spain.

Exterior Seville Cathedral Spain

1. Entrance Gate, April 2017. “Seen one cathedral, seen them all!” I overheard an American tourist say as I strolled through the historical centre in Seville. I’m not sure I agree. I have never been nor will I ever be anything approaching religious. And yet whenever I’m on my travels I always take the time […]

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My 5: The Alcázar, Seville.

Patio de la Monteria The Alcazar Seville Spain

1. Patio de la Monteria, March 2017. Much like The Alhambra in Granada, a great deal of Seville’s tourism revolves around its amazing royal palace. With its architecture dating back to a succession of distinctive eras, it feels like there’s a surprise around every corner! You’ve got Moorish influences (11th to 12th century), Gothic (13th […]

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