Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations
for Brits, more specifically the Balearics for those who go on holiday to party and more.
Since writing this page originally I have visited considerably more parts of Spain, so
it is now a page of miscellaneous photos of the north of the country.
Spain is a place of great history and culture, I even visited a museum of torture artefacts in
Santillana Del Mar which amongst its exhibits included the iron maiden, rack
and guillotine (how do you spell that?) Remnants from the Spanish Inquisition which
of course, nobody expects. Tips for your accommodation in Spain:
Tossa de Mar in Catalunya near Barcelona is
one of the most picturesque villages I have visited in Spain, but many Spanish
towns quite typically have areas like this of this antiquity.
This photo was also taken in Tossa de Mar,
on the Costa Brava in February 2003. We stayed in an old Pension in the town,
went to a rock concert in a tent on the beach and then swam in the sea the next
morning (Febraury the 9th!) Lovely and refreshing, and a good hangover cure. The
buildings in the centre of the photo are the same ones from the previous shot.
Bilbao is probably the most important city on the
north coast of Spain, in the País Vasco where they speak an entirely different language,
completely unrelated to anything else in Europe.
Featured in the opening sequence of "James Bond:
The World Is Not Enough", the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is a very striking and
A visit to the Picos de Europa in northern Spain
brought us on a cable car which shot up 3000 feet through the clouds. The mountains
are geologically quite new, so steep that I could not see the sky above when I looked
out the window of the tour bus.
Santillana del Mar is a small village in Cantabria
near Santander. It was very picturesque, and had a museum of torture which made me feel
This is the Spain that most people come to see,
big sandy beaches, blue water and hot, hot sun. This was the 1st of May, and the first
day of 2003 that I got really burnt, stupidly. This town is Cullera, it is often
regarded as the northernmost tip of the Costa Blanca, which extends down through
Benidorm, Alicante, Torrevieja then on to Cartagena.