Thirthy kolometers of the coast near Alicante you will find the Gaudi-inspired church of Santuario Santa Magdalena. From the top at 360 meters above sea level you get a magnificent view, especially if you climb the medieval castle of Castillo de La Mola which is close by. The church was designed by an engineer from Novelda, José Sala Sala. The work was started in 1918, but was first completed in 1946. It is inspired by the famous La Familia Sagrada, Gaudi's masterpiece in Bar
A few kilometers from Benidorm, the small mountain village of Finestrat overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The borders of Finestrat municipality extends from the mountains and down to the coast, where it has a shoreline of 267 meters between Benidorm and Villajoyosa. Read more if you want to know why. For several centuries, Spain's coast to the Mediterranean was plagued with attacks by pirates. It was important that as many as possible participated in the defense of the coast.
Just outside Strömstad lies the Koster Islands. It consists of two larger islands and numerous islets. Here time has passed slowly. Nature is typical of Bohuslän. The ice has shaped and rounded mountains and rocks. The vegetation is windblown, but beautiful. In southern Koster, bicycle is the most common means of transport. There are a few cars, but they are used for business activities. Three-wheeled mopeds with a small load plan are frequently used by the locals. The island
The village of Biar has an interesting history. It was in the middle of an area that both the Moors and Spaniards fought. The ownership changed several times, and it has put its mark on the city. Each new owner built on an extra floor with its architecture on the castle tower to mark its ownership. The city's church - la Iglesia de la Asunción - is an important part of the old town of this well-preserved medieval city. Biar means either "a place with a lot of water" or "a pla