Santiago is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia. The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great. The Cathedral was completed in 1211. In 1985 the city’s Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanks to Isa.
La Giralda is a bell tower of the Seville Cathedral. It was built as a minaret during the Moorish period. It was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The tower is 104 meters high. Thanks to Alvaro.
Nellita sent me this card showing the Roman walls of Lugo, in the autonomous community of Galicia. The walls were constructed in the 3rd century and they stretch over 2 kms around the historic center of the city. The walls were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.
Triana Bridge, Seville, Spain
Triana is a neighbourhood and administrative district on the west bank of the Guadalquivir River in Seville. It is connected to Seville by the Isabel II bridge, popularly known as Puente de Triana. It was constructed between 1845 and 1852. In 1976 it was declared a national monument.
Parc Güell in Barcelona
Parc Guell is a garden complex with architechtural elements in the Gracia district of Barcelona. It was designed by Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, which includes several works of Gaudí.
The Eixample is a district of Barcelona, constructed in the early 20th century. The Sagrada Familia church is located here.
Views from Andalucia
Andalucia is the second largest autonomous community in Spain. It’s capital is the city of Sevilla. Thanks to Inna for the card.
Ayuntamiento de Cartagena, Spain
This postcard was sent by Laura, shows the old city hall of Cartagena, it’s located near the dock and is a local landmark of the city. Cartagena is part of the Murcia region, and is the second largest city, only after the capital Murcia.
Isla de Fuerteventura, Spain
Fuerteventura Island is one of the Canary Islands, it is the second largest of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife. Thanks to Natalie for sending me the card!