Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Our 14-Day Trip in Spain during Temple Shutdown

The Madrid Temple was closed for cleaning for two weeks during January and we visited southern and eastern Spain during that time. Beverly's sister and husband flew here from Utah to travel with us and Sister Miriam de Schweinitz joined us for our trip. This blog post shows one picture from each of the major cities we visited.

Our 2300-mile Trip Through Spain

The red line shows the route of our automobile trip through southern and eastern Spain.

Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain

Scott and Beverly in the Great Mosque of Córdoba

Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain

Plaza de España, Sevilla

Jerez de la Frontera

Dancing horses of the famous Royal School of Equestrian Arts, Jerez

Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory)

The Rock of Gibraltar, near the dividing point between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea

Ronda, Andalucía, Spain

Puente Nuevo (completed in 1793), 390 feet tall, Ronda

Marbella, Andalucía, Spain

Upscale beachfront, Marbella

Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

City of Málaga, as viewed from Gibralfaro Castle

Granada, Andalucía, Spain

Patio de los Leones, La Alhambra, Granada

Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Museo de la Ciencias, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

Amphithéâtre (Roman amphitheater) of Tarragona and the Mediterranean Sea

 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Cathedral of the Sagrada Familia (Gaudí Cathedral), Barcelona

Girona, Catalonia, Spain

"Cases penjades" (Painted Houses) on Onyar River with Cathedral at left, Girona

Besalú, Catalonia, Spain

12th-century Romanesque bridge over the Fluvià river in Besalú

 Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain

Monasterio de Montserrat in the high mountains west of Barcelona
The entire country of Spain is beautiful and we especially enjoyed seeing southern and eastern Spain. 


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