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Hola hermoso España!
Spain is a country renowned for its architectural excellence, which is an exotic mix of early Moorish influences and surreal modernism.
In Barcelona, the astounding imagination and genius of Antoni Gaudi, is everywhere. The Casa Mila, better known as La Pedrera, has an undulating stone facade and wrought iron decoration on the balconies and windows.
One of the sculptures on the roof.
A huge mirror cleverly reflects another part of the roof.
The Casa Batllo, is nicknamed ‘The House of Bones’ because of its bone-like pillars, and skull-like balconies.
The giant Basilica, La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s most important work, was started in 1882,
and is still under construction.
The stately Royal Palace in Madrid, is the largest in Europe.
The Alhambra Palace in Granada is really stunning.
The detail is exquisite.
The Mezquita, in Cordoba, begun in 600 AD, is regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Islamic architecture. The vast hypostyle hall, is absolutely breathtaking.
There are 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble and granite.
The richly gilded decoration of the cathedral in its centre, is dazzling.
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