There are many wonders in Spain, even the beaches are unusual. Some are completely hidden under water at high tide, others are hidden among the coastal cliffs. On some beaches, sand is of an unusual black color, and there are those that, like two drops of water, are similar to the beaches of the Caribbean.
We suggest you to get acquainted with the most unusual Spanish beaches.
1. Gulpiyuri Beach (Asturias)
In the north of Spain, between the small towns of Ribadesella and Llanes, is located one of the smallest beaches in the world, Gulpiyuri, recognized as a natural attraction. Its width is only 50 m – a real beach in miniature. But it is unique not only for its size. The fact is that Gulpiyuri is a sea beach, but is not located on the sea coast. As a result of the erosive effect of the sea on coastal cliffs, karst craters formed. During high tide, the funnel is filled with sea water through the opening between the rocks. Continue reading
The Cretaceous Mountains are amazing natural monuments that a traveler will surely encounter, following the land route from Central Russia towards the Kuban, the Caucasus, the Caspian coast.
Temples in the chalk caves of Pridonya
On the territory of the Voronezh, Volgograd, Belgorod, Rostov regions of Russia, Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, the Cretaceous Mountains belt is located in the Don basin and its largest tributary – the Seversky Donets. Departing into the earth’s thickness to a depth of 50 meters, the upper layers of the Cretaceous deposits are mixed with the earth, so grass, shrubs and trees grow on the Cretaceous mountains.
Soft chalk is great for creating caves, so ancient hermit monks settled in the chalk mountains. Later, Orthodox churches began to be built in the thickness of the chalk mountains. We will talk about the most interesting of them in this article.
Church of the Sicilian Icon of the Mother of God Continue reading
Perhaps there is no better way to truly feel the spirit of Barcelona than just leisurely strolling along its streets and boulevards. One of the most visited streets of Barca by tourists will be discussed in this article.
Rambla Boulevard, Barcelona
The Rambla (La Rambla or Rambles) is a famous pedestrian street in the very center of the city, stretching for 1200 meters from Plaça Catalunya to the Columbus monument on the promenade. As a rule, a visit to this Spanish analogue of the Moscow Old Arbat is included in most sightseeing tours of Barcelona.
By the way, Rambla is not one street at all, but as many as five separate unique and in its own way interesting boulevards, turning into one another: Canaletes, Estudis, Flors, Rambla Kapucinov and Rambla St. Monica Sometimes it also includes the sixth street, the so-called Sea Rambla.
Scheme map of the Rambla Boulevard, Barcelona Continue reading