Metropol Parasol building in Seville, Spain- Desiged by J. Mayer Architects.
The Metropol Parasol scheme with its impressive timber structures offers an archaeological museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants underneath and inside the parasols, as well as a panorama terrace on the very top of the parasols. Continue reading
El Rocío is just about as deserted a place as you could wish to find for most of the year. Its wide, sandy streets are lined with impressively large houses complete with verandahs but they are usually uninhabited except at the time of the pilgrimage. It’s the pilgrimage which brings El Rocío to life, the Romería Del Rocío, is Spain’s biggest festival.
The iconic ornate mosaic chimneys and stone ventilation towers on the roofs of properties in Barcelona designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. The chimneys are also known as espanta bruixes are designed and constructed in a variety of styles and materials from carefully worked sandstone to broken glass bottles.
The village of Ronda is famous worldwide for its dramatic setting and wonderful views across the deep El Tajo gorge and out over the Serranía de Ronda mountains.
The El Rocío pilgrimage is the most famous in the region, attracting nearly a million people from across Andalucia and the entire country, and beyond. Every Andalucian city, town and village has its own pilgrimages, for its patron saint, virgin or other much-loved local figure. But the El Rocio has cult status, and is the most important and most colourful.