According to the WTO (World Tourism Organization), the five most-visited countries by international tourist arrivals are the following:
According to the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), Spain has 43 total sites inscribed on the list of World Heritage Sites, second only to Italy (47 sites).
All the above-mentioned lists and figures are quite impressive, but cold, meaningless and merely statistical. And this is my blog: personal, local and chaotic. Hence, today I am not dealing with Spain’s World Heritage Sites (wich are superb) nor tourists. I am dealing with hidden treasures and adventurous travellers.
Tourists can get a plethora of information about the famous and popular stuff (Barcelona, Sevilla, Toledo, Alhambra, Mallorca, Marbella, Benidorm, the sunny-and-crowded beaches, tapas bars, paella restaurants, etc.) in every major touristic Internet site. So, if you are a tourist, go there. Here, in my blog, you will not find any practical information about all that stuff.
But if you are a sensitive and adventurous traveller, keen to discover secret places, romanesque style churches in the middle of nowhere, old castles, Roman Empire hidden remains, gothic palaces, tiny but damned beautiful almost-unknown villages, Order of the Temple secret meeting points, masterpieces of architecture and sculpture known only by “the happy few”… If you want to discover them all, follow me.
Follow me, but do not follow me today, as I am a little tired after drafting those long paragraphs above. I barely speak English and nobody helps me with this unnatural (for a latin speaking person) grammar. Hence, for the rest of this post, I will speak the universal language of photography.
I have made the photos below (copy right protected) on different locations across Spain. In the old and mysterious Spain. Sacred treasures light years away from the touristic routes. Try to discover them, my dear friend …
To be continued any other day …