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November 24, 2011

Son Bou Menorca

Filed under: Balearic Islands,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 7:41 pm

Son Bou Menorca – Situated in the south of Menorca (Minorca), Son Bou is a big favourite with families looking for a holiday on this popular island in the Spanish Balearics. Son Bou has the distinction of having the longest beach on the island, nearly 3 kilometres of golden sand, gently shelving and great for water sports and sun bathing, and also safe for children. The beach at Son Bou has the usual facilities with a number of beach bars, and sun loungers and parasols for hire, perfect when the weather is hot. There are also plenty of bars, restaurants and shops and onland sports facilities such as tennis courts. A water park at San Jaime rounds off the main amenities.

Location Map for Son Bou Menorca

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November 14, 2011

Novelda Spain

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , , , , , , , — needahand @ 4:29 pm

Novelda Spain: A town situated between Elda and Aspe in the Alicante province of Valencia, Spain, Novelda is an important area for the production of marble, with many factories on the approaches to the town. Novelda is also renowned for its spices (condimentos) particularly saffron (azafran). A historic town, Novelda was settled by Greeks and Romans long before the Moors arrived to control the area. Its best known monument is the Santa Maria Magdalena monastery (which may remind you of the famous Sagrada Familia in Barcelona), it was designed by a protégé of Gaudi during the 19th century. Also worth a look in Novelda is the Arabic castle of Mola and the Museum of Modernista. Today Novelda has a population of over 27,000 and is a mostly industrial town.

Novelda Road Map.

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November 1, 2011

Monforte del Cid Alicante

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Spain — Tags: , — needahand @ 3:09 pm

Monforte del Cid Alicante – Originally called  Nompot in the 13th century, the town of Monforte del Cid is situated in the Alicante province of Spain. The town was awarded to his son by King Alfonso in 1328 along with a number of other villages, and by 1355 it was already being referred to as Monfort, later being changed to Monforte in 1708, the Del Cid part of the name was added in 1916 by Royal Decree. Monforte del Cid is well known for its grapes, especially dessert grapes and its economy has depended on grapes for many centuries. If you visit Monforte del Cid be sure to look at the 15th century Gothic parish church.

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