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July 14th, 2011


Cathedral of Saint Nicholas de Bari

The cathedral of Saint Nicholas de Bari is the main church and one of the most important landmarks of the city of Alicante and it is one of the many things that have been left in Alicante since the Moorish times. As many other churches in Spain, it was built upon the ruins of an old mosque. It is built in a style of renaissance with some elements of baroque, which are often seen as one of the best patterns of Spanish style of baroque and location costa blanca. Though there are many Catholic cathedrals in Spain, each one of them is unique and has its own history. Alicante as well as other places and their famous landmarks have gone through different periods of time and experienced a lot, so each of them has its own story. If you love history and culture, places like the cathedral of Saint Nicholas de Bari with its ancient old towns are the best places for you to visit.

The cathedral looks the way we can see it today only since the second half of 17th century. It is more than 45 meters high with its beautiful blue dome. In contrast with other churches nearby, the cathedral of Saint Nicholas de Bari hasnít been reconstructed in different periods of time, so it has preserved its style more or less homogeneous, so it is a great pattern of Spanish baroque of the 17th century. Only the main front of it has remained since the 15th century, when there was the previous temple.

The cathedral looks very simple from the outside, but at the same time very impressive. Interior is on the contrary very abundantly decorated. What this cathedral also stands out with is the wonderful chapel, which is often assumed to be one of the most beautiful chapels in the whole country. The cloister of the cathedral that has an amazing pattern of adorned wooden doors in the style of baroque, is also something you should pay attention once you visit this place.

You can find the cathedral at the square of Abad Penalva, which is near the centre of the old city and the beach. If you are visiting the cathedral, it is very easy to combine it with a visit of other interesting places nearby. The cathedral of Saint Nicholas de Bari is closely located to the castle of Santa Barbara, the Archaeological museum and the St. Mariaís church.

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Club Villamar offers many holiday villas dispersed all over Location villa and whether on the location ibiza. For all these reasons, thousands of vacationers choose to spend their holidays in a beautiful location costa blanca. And here you can also read my other Articles Franck Lisle Article 1, Franck Lisle Article 2 and also read my Blogs Franck Lisle Blogs.

Por francklisle - July 14th, 2011, 0:43, Category: Travel
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Spanish Culture

From cuisine, to art, to architecture, the Spanish culture is a medley of different cultures.

Spain has a total area of 504, 030 km sq. of land making it the second largest country in the European Union. Sure the different aspects of culture contribute to the country's tourism, but it is the beaches that really capture the heart of many.

Spanish Culture And Customs

Spanish Language

Spoken by majority of the Spanish population, Spanish or Castilian is the official language of the country and it was in the 15th century when the language went a major overhaul.

Spanish Food

It is safe to say that the Spanish cuisine, greatly influenced by seafood, is very broad since there are only a few recipes that can be found throughout the country. Fabada Asturiana being the most popular dish in Spain. The Spanish signature dishes commonly include their staple food such as potatoes.

Authentic grocery shopping in markets is still very much alive in Spanish location villa piscine, even with the existence of malls nowadays.

Being named as the world's third largest wine producer, The Spanish's love for wine cannot be denied. It is a common sight to see wine being drunk after meals.

Spain's Religion

Spain is home to the different religions of the world. Though majority are Roman Catholics, Muslims, Jews and Christians can all be found here living together without commotion.

Festivals and Traditions

It is traditional for every Spanish town and city to have their own festivities aside from those national events like Christmas, All Saints Day, Easter Week, etc, but these festivities are rooted from the Catholicism that they practice. Bullfighting, both viewed as an art form and a recreational sport, is one of the most famous festival in the country. It is still alive in some parts of Spain despite of the animal activistís disapproval.

Spanish Dress Code

Quality is still the number one factor that the Spanish look for in clothes despite their love for the branded and designer ones. Style is seen from every age group. Those who are matured enough dresses guardedly but still stylish, same goes for those in the corporate world Ė sharp yet stylish. Fine accessories are also revered by both men and women and therefore are always part of their attire. It shows that the Spanish do not skimp when it comes to fashion, as long as it passes their standards, then no matter how expensive it is, it is worthy expenditure.

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Club Villamar offers many holiday villas dispersed all over location villa piscine and whether on the location mallorca. For all these reasons, thousands of vacationers choose to spend their holidays in a beautiful location tossa de mar. And here you can also read my other Articles Franck Lisle Article 1, Franck Lisle Article 2 and also read my Blogs Franck Lisle Blogs.

Por francklisle - July 14th, 2011, 0:42, Category: Travel
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