the wandering chick

...Spain
from beach to beach
Benidorm
Isle of Tabarca
Isle of Tabarca
The Isle of Tabarca is just off Costa Blanca. south of Alicante. It's a tiny island, but large in beauty and history.
monastary, Isle of Tabarca
Isle of Tabarca
Alicante coast
Alicante's coast
tossa de mar
Tossa de Mar is a picturesque resort on the Costa Brava, in northeast Spain.
Sitges
In more recent years, Sitges has become known as the St. Tropez of Spain. A large percentage of its population is international, and its property prices are among the most expensive in Europe. The draw is its beautiful beaches, its close proximity to a major airport (in Barcelona) as well as the surrounding Parc Natural del Garraf. Its economy is based on tourism and culture.
Benidorm
Benidorm
Another picturesque and popular tourist resort on the Costa Blanca is Benidorm. The next several pictures were taken there.
Benidorm
Benidorm
Benidorm
Benidorm
Benidorm
Benidorm
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Benidorm
Benidorm
Benidorm
Benidorm's "Stairway to Heaven" is supported by a massive limestone rock.
Benidorm
Calpe and the Pinon de Ifach
The town of Calpe, near Benidorm, is dominated by the rock formation called the Pinon de Ifach.
Calpe beach
Calpe's beachfront
Guadalest
Guadalest is another popular tourist town, about 12 or so miles inland from the Costa Blanca. Sitting on a mountain top, it was built by the Moors between the 8th and 13th centuries.
Villajoyosa
Villajoyosa, a beach town on the Costa Blanca, is known for its 'joyfully' colored houses. To the left is a beachfront restaurant in Villajoyosa.
A Villajoyosa restaurant

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Seville

Okay, so Seville isn't a beach town. But despite that, it has to be one of my favorite cities in all of Europe. Maybe it's because I remember the most beautiful blue post sunset sky I have ever seen; or maybe it's the intricate and colorful tile of the Plaza de Espana. Add all that to the Spanish/Moorish architecture, the plentiful courtyards over- running with orange trees and Mediterranean flora in massive terra cotta pots, the narrow alleyways and the exquisite flamenco dancers, and you have a town that will capture your heart and soul. That's Seville.

At 2,000 years old, its history of various civilizations has added to the unique personality that makes it what it is today.

the Cathedral of Seville
...Seville
Plaza de Espana
Plaza de España and its wonderful rich tiles.
Plaza de Espana
Plaza de Espana
a Seville courtyard
Seville courtyard