Monthly Archives: July 2010

El Cid’s Peniscola

When he wasn’t God, Moses, Judah Ben Hur or an Ape-wrestling Spaceman, the extremely wooden Charlton Heston starred in El Cid (along with the gorgeous Sophia Loren), an historical epic about Spain’s battles with the Moors. Anecdotally, Heston and Loren … Continue reading

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Escarnalbou Hermitage

The hilltop hermitage of Escarnalbou provides 360 degree superb views to the coast and the surrounding mountains and valleys. Nearby ridges now host a huge array of wind turbines.

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Parc Sama Ornamental Garden

An interesting, off-the-beaten-track destination is the ornamental garden of Parc Sama

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Siurana

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Alforja

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