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Exploring Puerto Banus – Playground of the Rich and Famous

Puerto Banus  offers the best night life and most exclusive shopping on the Costa del Sol, but that is after all the main attraction for a village in sunny Spain that didn’t exist until the 1970s.

Built as playground for the rich and famous, Puerto Banus, or known by residents as ‘Banus’, still manages to attract the wealthiest jet setters. Created by Jose Banus, whose name the village borrows, the developer was a close personal friend of General Franco, and built the town to appeal to those with money and discerning tastes.

Hotels in Marbella and Puertos Banus
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Jewish Synagogue in Cordoba

The only surviving “pre-expulsion” synagogue in Andalucia (and one of only three in all of Spain.) The “Sinagoga de Córdoba” has a special place in the history of the jewish faith. It was in Cordoba that the Jews reached their greatest level of influence and from where some of their greatest minds of the medieval era lived and worked.

Hotels in Cordoba
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Cordoba the Mezquita and Old Town

The city of Cordoba, located on the Guadalquivir river, has been a significant part of the history of Spain since Roman times. But, reached its zenith during the Islamic era when the city was the capital of the Cordoba Emirate of Al-Andalus. So, here is a bit of information about Cordoba the Mezquita and old town.

Guided tours in Cordoba from Get Your Guide
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Visiting Antequera from Ronda

Antequera is a historic city located in the heart of Andalusia. It has a rich cultural heritage that dates back thousands of years, with influences from the prehistoric, Roman, Moorish, and Christian periods.

The city is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including the Torcal de Antequera natural park, which is famous for its unique rock formations. Antequera is also home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Dolmens of Antequera, which are prehistoric burial chambers, and the Alcazaba, a Moorish castle that sits atop a hill overlooking the city.

Guided tours in and around Antequera
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Antequera’s Alcazaba Fortress

Originally part of a Roman citadel, the Alcazaba of Antequera has been an important fortress and community centre for well over 8000 years as can be appreciated from the Dolmen structures situated just 2km away.

Excavations around the hill containing the fortress show several Roman ruins that are under investigation, including tombs and the Roman baths. During the Visigothic era some of the Roman walls were modified, but little of the Visigothic period remain that is visible to the eye. In the 11th century Antequera became a minor caliphate (taifa) and the beginnings of the current Alcazaba were started, including the overall geometry.

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