terça-feira, 31 de maio de 2016

quarta-feira, 25 de maio de 2016

VIGO - SPAIN

 Plaza da Constituición - Vigo
 Museo del Mar - Vigo
Has one of the most comprehensive permanent exhibitions in Vigo, which it combines with temporary exhibitions, always related to the world of the sea and fishing. This is the perfect place to learn about Vigo’s maritime history: fishing, seafood, aquaculture and conservation, from the primitive salting to the modern freezing methods, as well as technical advances regarding boats and marine biology.
 Playa de Rodas
Rodas Beach was chosen the best beach in the world by the British newspaper The Guardian, and you’ll know why as soon as you step on it. This impressive beach, more than half a mile long and 200 feet wide, is ideal to spend a family day and right next to the dock, so you’ll hardly have to walk.

The beach joins the islands of Monteagudo and Faro. It has fine, white sand and crystal clear, emerald waters. Next to it you’ll find natural dune areas.
 Puerta del Sol
El Sireno is Vigo’s monument par excellence. Located in the Porta do Sol, this sculpture by Galician artist Francisco Leiro is one of the symbols of modern Vigo; its style and the very high pedestal on which it stands make it an impressive work of art. The sculpture was installed in 1991 and represents an imaginary character, a hybrid of fish and man. Since then, it has become one of Vigo’s most representative monuments due to its striking modernity and how it reflects the city, which it monitors from its elevated location.
 Puente en La Ria de Vigo
Puerto de Vigo

Visit http://www.turismodevigo.org/en

BAYONA (PONTEVEDRA) - SPAIN






Today I received 5 postcards from Oficina de Turismo (Tourism Office) de Concello de Baiona.Thanks a lot. 

Postcards from Baiona. We can see Baiona scenes behind 5 postcards from Cerveceria d´sastre in Casco Vello (old town).

Baiona is a tourist town with a medieval historical center situated by the outlet of the Vigo Bay.

Parador of Baiona. Within the official Spanish category of Paradores of Spain (hotels with a historical and architectural value), Baiona counts with a good example of a well-preserved historical building. Surrounded by a stone wall, sitting in a small peninsula, the old hotel and restaurant watches the entrance of the Rias Baixas and the Cies Islands.[4]

Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona. The yacht club, founded in 1965, is located side by side with the Parador. It is host of international regattas and home to a sailing school, bringing maritime tourists to the city.

Visit: http://www.baiona.org/

segunda-feira, 23 de maio de 2016

AYERBE (ARAGON) - SPAIN

 The Mallos de Riglos are a set of conglomerate rock formations in Hoya de Huesca comarca, AragonSpain.
The scenery is beautiful view of Los Mallos, very peculiar rock formation Mallos. Very peculiar rock formations that can both climb and go hiking from his birthplace, the village of Riglos.
The town center features two rectangular squares either side of the 16th-century palace of the Marquesses de Ayerbe or palace of the Marquesses of Urriez (declared a historical monument in 1931), and in general it is the collection of domestic architecture and other architecturally distinguished buildings that make Ayerbe particularly worth visiting.
Ayerbe's main claim to fame is that Santiago Ramón y Cajal, winner of the 1906 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine, lived here for ten years. The town promotes his memory with a museum and visitor centre; Ayerbe library holds a collection of Cajal-related books with more than 250 works and documents for public use.
Ayerbe has a public library, casino, bars, municipal swimming pool and, around the town, a network of footpaths, fields and highways for walkers and cyclists. There are several restaurants, a hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation, as well as tourist information center in the summer months in one of the town squares. Other attractions include Fontaneta park (at 42°16′43″N 00°41′19″W) and the "La Fuente de los Tres Caños" fountain.
The hill directly behind the town is the location of a now renovated chapel at one end and a Moorish castle (in ruins) at the other. These can be reached on foot or by all terrain vehicle and provide excellent views of the surrounding countryside (even to the Pyrenees).
The town is known by many in the region for its "Tortas de Ayerbe", which are sweet flat, round pastries, usually flavoured with aniseed. Visitors can also purchase locally produced wine, olive oil and honey.
The monastery of San Juan de la Peña is a religious complex in the town of Santa Cruz de la Serós, at the south-west of Jaca, in the province of HuescaSpain. It was one of the most important monasteries in Aragon in the Middle Ages. Its two-level church is partially carved in the stone of the great cliff that overhangs the foundation. San Juan de la Peña means "Saint John of the Cliff".
Loarre is one of the most famous and well-preserved medieval fortresses in Spain. Most of its structures were built in 11-12th centuries. The fortress itself makes an impressive picture and also offers fascinating panoramas of the valley beneath. The fortresses is easily accessible from a vast parking above and via a visitors center (souvenir shop and a cafeteria included). Walking to the fortress and climbing its several levels takes some effort. Views from the top of two highest towers are great. The place is very popular and gets really crowded during weekends. The complex can be observed in about an hour, some people take walks along its extensive walls and beyond.
High up on a pinacle of rock on the edge of the Pyrenees and overlooking a vast swathe of Aragon sits the fabulous Castle of Loarre. At one time this was the front line defence of the Christian world against the Muslim Moors. Used in films such as the Kingdom of Heaven it is one of the finest castles I have ever seen. Beautifully preserved with the fascinating St Peter's chapel it is off the beaten path but well worth the effort.

Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is an IUCN Category II National Park situated in the Pyrenees of Huesca province,Aragon, Spain and France . There has been a National Park in the Ordesa Valley since 1918. Its protected area was enlarged in 1982 to cover the whole region amounting to 156.08 km².
It has been included since 1997 by UNESCO in the Biosphere Reserve of Ordesa-Viñamala. In the same year it was included in the cross-border Pyrénées - Mont Perdu World Heritage Site

Today I received 6 postcards from Oficina de Turismo (Tourism Office) de Ayerbe.Thanks a lot.

Not only postcards from Ayerbe but postcards from Pirineus Zone.

We can see a postcard from Riglos, Ayerbe, San Joan de La Peña, Castillo de Loarre, Pirineos bird and Ordesa Waterfall 

Visit http://www.ayerbe.es/

sexta-feira, 20 de maio de 2016

quinta-feira, 19 de maio de 2016

MORATALLA - SPAIN



Hello
Yesterday I received 2 postcards from Ayuntamiento de Moratalla. Thanks a lot.
We can see a view at susnset (beautiful) end castle at night.

Visit www.ayuntamientomoratalla.net

Moratalla's sights include the Fortress Castle a military-gothic style building which dates from the 15th century. There is also an Arab castle in Benizar, built in the 12th century.
The Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Asuncion dates from the 16th century). Other churches include Santa Ana or San Francisco and the "House of Christ", on the mountain, built by the Order of La Merced from the 16th century.
There are two Roman bridges in Moratalla: the Jesus Christ Bridge over the Benámor River, and the Hellin Bridge over the Alhárabe River.

segunda-feira, 16 de maio de 2016

OPATIJA - CROACIA


Today I received 1 postcard from Opatija. 
I don´t know who sent me but thanks a lot!

We can see a general view, beach and Maiden with the Seagull.

Visit http://www.opatija.hr/


quinta-feira, 12 de maio de 2016

CHICLANA DE LA FRONTERA - SPAIN









Postcards sent me today by P. Ruiz from Oficina Municipal de Turismo de Chiclana. Thanks a Lot! 
We can see St. Petri Castle and beach, one bullfight scene, a battle scene, a city view, Sta Ana Church and La Barrosa beach scene.

quarta-feira, 11 de maio de 2016

RIGA - LETONIA OR LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA



Today I received 1 postcard from Riga - Letonia Capital
Anyone in Rigas Turisma Attistibas Birojs.

Thanks a lot!

We can see The Freedom Monument - is a memorial located in Riga,Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia.[1] Unveiled in 1935, the 42-metre (138 ft) high monument of granitetravertine, and copper often serves as the focal point of public gatherings and official ceremonies in Riga.

terça-feira, 10 de maio de 2016

DUBROVNIK - CROACIA






A special offer for my brother in law. 
What a wonderful city!

VARNA - BULGARIA


The Varna Opera House was registered under the name of Varna Public Opera House on 6th April, 1947 and was officially opened on 1st August of the same year. Stefan Nikolaev was appointed as its first Director and Peter Raichev, the distinguished Bulgarian singer, was invited as the first Art Director. 



Bulgaria Golden Sands - stunning scenery, luscious forest, superb beaches, a clean sea, sun, mineral springs, unforgettable atmosphere


Is a late 19th-centuryBulgarian former royal summer palace and park on the Black Sea coast, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of downtown Varna. The palace is currently a governmental and presidential retreat hosting cabinet meetings in the summer and offering access for tourists to several villas and hotels. Since 2007, it is also the venue of the Operosa opera festival. Euxinograd is situated at an altitude of 49 m.[1] The park and palace are closed until the summer of 2016 due to extensive renovatons





Postcards sent me by Tihomir Patarinski from Tourist Information Center - Municipality of Varna.
Thanks a lot!
A new country and city in my collection!

We can see The Opera, Golden Sands Resort, Euxinograd Palace and Varna by night.