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Bilbao at twilight: La Salve Bridge spanning the Nervion River

With the Guggenheim Museum on the left


The back of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao


A side street in Bilbao, showing typical Basque windows


Barcelona: "Witch Scarer" (espanta-bruxes) chimneys on the roof of La Pedrera (Casa Mila)

This initially reviled, now revered, 1910 apartment building was designed by Antoni Gaudi


The facade of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

A cathedral still unfinished after 130 years


The ceiling inside the Sagrada Familia


The courtyard of the Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres


One of Dali's ceiling paintings inside his Museum in Figueres


Lieschen explores the Gardens of Alhambra, the sprawling palace-fortress in Granada


The ceiling in the Cathedral within Alhambra


Night view of the Alhambra complex in Granada


Inside Cordoba's Mezquita, a gigantic mosque built between the 8th and 10th centuries



The mosque was  big enough to enable a full-size Christian Cathedral to be built deep inside the Mezquita


The ceiling of the Cathedral that was built inside the Mezquita in Cordoba


Seville: The Alcazar complex, on the site of a Moorish fortress (alcazar)

Now includes a functioning royal palace, ornate halls, courtyards and gardens


Seville: inside the Alcazar


Ronda: one of the oldest towns in Spain, famous for its gorge and its bandits

The Puente Nuevo (the "New Bridge", built between 1755 and 1793) spans Ronda's two districts


A unique version of the "Last Supper"

A painting inside the Santa Maria la Mayor, a cathedral-like church in Ronda


Lieschen strolls the Avenida del Mar in Marbella, on the Mediterranean Sea

Featuring a collection of Salvador Dali sculptures


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