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Places visited in Jaca, Spain
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Antequera, Spain

Torcal de Antequera

Rare karst landscape eroded from a flat seabed.
Cartagena, Spain

Submarine Peral

The world's first electric battery-powered submarine.
Valencia, Spain

Parque Gulliver

This massive concrete Gulliver turns every visitor into a Lilliputian.
Belchite, Spain

The Ruins of Belchite

A site where “the ravages of the war are more striking…than any other place in contemporary Spain.”
Jaca, Spain

Monastery of San Juan de la Peña

Carved into a cliffside, this religious complex is steeped in legends of miraculous stags and the Holy Grail.
Canfranc, Spain

Canfranc International Railway Station

Abandoned Nazi train station turned underground astroparticle laboratory.
Bilbao, Spain

Jeff Koons' Puppy

Giant topiary dog once played a role in a terrorist bomb plot.
Ribadeo, Spain

Playa de las Catedrales

Natural stone arches form a walkable "cathedral" at low tide, then disappear entirely when the water returns.
Galicia, Spain

Tower of Hercules

The oldest Roman lighthouse still in use.
Camelle, Spain

Museum of the German

Open air sculptures by an eccentric and loin-clothed hermit.
Baiona, Spain

J-4 Abandoned Coastal Artillery

This abandoned naval battery stood at the ready as recently as the 1980s.
Lugo, Spain

Roman Walls of Lugo

Remarkably intact Roman stone fortifications have encircled this Spanish city for centuries.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Shadow Pilgrim

An accidental trick of light casts the perfect shadow of a pilgrim of the Camino de Santiago against the cathedral wall.
Porto do Son, Spain

Castros de Baroña

Seaside example of a settlement dating from the first century BC.
O Grove, Spain

Shell Church of A Toxa

A 12th century church completely covered in shells.
Alcubierre, Spain

The George Orwell Route

A series of recreated fortifications mark George Orwell's path through the Spanish Civil War.
O Rosal, Spain

Mills of Folon and Picon

"Satisfying" is a good way to describe these beautifully aligned rows of Spanish mills.
Nuévalos, Spain

Monasterio de Piedra

12th-century holy complex shares land with a natural park full of heavenly waterfalls and raptors.
Madrid, Spain

Templo de Debod

An ancient Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid, Spain.
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

Valley of the Fallen

This underground church is topped with a 500-foot cross that is seen by many as a beacon of fascist hubris.
Segovia, Spain

Segovia Aqueduct

One of the few remaining ancient aqueducts described by Frontinus as 'the most solemn testimony of the Empire.'
Salamanca, Spain

Cathedral of Salamanca's Astronaut

The Cathedral of Salamanca has a number of unusual carvings but none so surprising as a modern astronaut.
Palencia, Spain

Cristo del Otero

The gaunt visage of this angular Christ giant is enough to put the fear of God into all who see it.