Thursday, 17 February 2011

Colomares Castle, Spain

I got some more postcards from Wanda not long ago. Lots of gorgeous views from Spain, and I wanted to show a couple of them here.

The first cards shows the Colomares Castle in Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain. Built by Esteban Martin and local bricklayers from nearby Mijas, between 1987 and 1994, this castle pays homage to Christopher Colombus and the discovery of America. This castle offers the visitor different architectural styles: Byzantine, Roman, Gothic and Mudejar. In the interior is what is believed to be the smallest church in the world, dedicated to St Elizabeth of Hungary, and which features in the Guinness Book of Records. source

Benalmádena, then, is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 12 km to the west of the city of Málaga, on the southern coast between Torremolinos and Fuengirola, in the heart of the Costa del Sol. It has a population of approximately 53,000 residents, but also caters for a large number of tourists.

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