Cabo de Gata. The Only One if its Kind in Europe / Jedyne takie miejsce w Europie

For the very end of our trip to Andalusia we were looking for a place that would let us escape from the world. There are not too many things worse that coming back home tired after your holidays and everyone who travels also knows that sightseeing IS tiring. Why Cabo de Gata? Not only because it is a “cape of a cat” and we are … Continue reading Cabo de Gata. The Only One if its Kind in Europe / Jedyne takie miejsce w Europie

Alhambra & Generalife. A Pearl among Smaragds / Perła wśród szmaragdów

The Moors‘ poets named Alhambra “a pearl among smaragds” because of the colour of the palace buildings enclosed in wooden frames. This fortress of the Moors caliphs was built in the XIIIth century and became the last bastion of the Arabs in Spain when it was finally conquered by Ferdinand II of Aragon back in 1492. Today it stands strong as one of the most … Continue reading Alhambra & Generalife. A Pearl among Smaragds / Perła wśród szmaragdów

Granada. World of street art / Świat sztuki ulicznej

This is intriguing yet every single post about Granada which I have had a chance to read on the Internet starts with a Spanish proverb – “who has not seen Granada, has not seen anything yet”. One of the most important tourist destinations in Spain has been “x-rayed” many times before. I do not intend to do it again. There’s always Wikipedia, which by the way … Continue reading Granada. World of street art / Świat sztuki ulicznej

Sierra de Cazorla. Dreams of a Michelin star / Marzenia o gwiazdce Michelin

Let’s use our imagination… A thick forest around us, murmuring trees, a hot sun on the sky, a pool with refreshingly cold water. A deckchair, a book, relax and… hens pecking your hands asking for grain… (!) Wait, hens…? Try to imagine our surprise when we found out that the swimming pool in our forest haven neighbors with a hen house. Our B&B Cortijo de … Continue reading Sierra de Cazorla. Dreams of a Michelin star / Marzenia o gwiazdce Michelin

Cordoba. Las kolumn Mezquity / Mezquita column forest

Ponad 2000-letnia historia Cordoby to opowieść o przechodzeniu osady, a później miasta z rąk do rąk. Od Kartaginy, poprzez Cesarstwo Rzymskie, Bizancjum, Wizygotów, aż po panowanie arabskie – na które to przypada jej największy rozkwit. W X w. o jej świetności stanowiło 300 meczetów, 300 publicznych łaźni, 50 szpitali, 80 szkół oraz 17 wyższych uczelni. Cordoba była również znakomitym przykładem współistnienia wielu kultur, narodowości i … Continue reading Cordoba. Las kolumn Mezquity / Mezquita column forest

Seville. Restaurant selection / Wybór restauracji

Food lovers should visit at least two restaurants in Seville: La Pepona Tapas is and art of taste as well as the presentation of the dishes. A salmon taken from underneath the smoke in front of our eyes is, up until now, one of the best dishes I have ever had a pleasure to taste. You need to ensure to order a basket of bread … Continue reading Seville. Restaurant selection / Wybór restauracji

Reales Alcázares de Sevilla. Miracles of Al-Andalus / Cuda Al-Andalus

In its days of glory (beginning of the XIIth century) Almohad califate reached as wide as from today’s Maghreb deep into the Iberian Peninsula. Arabs were ruling over Cordoba, Murcia, Grenada, Valencia and Sevilla. The Almohads named their Spanish lands Al-Andalus. Today, traveling through Andalusia, we can often see pictures which we remember from our trip to Morocco and North Africa. Besides Alhambra, a glorious … Continue reading Reales Alcázares de Sevilla. Miracles of Al-Andalus / Cuda Al-Andalus

El Puerto de Santa Maria. Osborne bull’s homeland / Ojczyzna Byka Osborne’a

Over 10.000 spectators can watch the struggles of the bulls with the toreadors at the Real Plaza de Toros.  As a result the ring in a city of El Puerto de Santa Maria is the 3rd largest corrida stadium in Spain (after Valencia and Madrid). At the same time, it protects itself well from entering into the XXIst century. Royal family’s loge seating stands out from … Continue reading El Puerto de Santa Maria. Osborne bull’s homeland / Ojczyzna Byka Osborne’a