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Where to Stay in Spain - Eco-friendly Casa Valle de Oro B&B

For peace and quiet, wonderful views and pure relaxation, with option to go exploring in Andalucia´s stunning interior, there are few better bases than Casa Valle de Oro.  Located in the north of Malaga province near the town of Villanueva de Algaidas and very close to the border with Cordoba and its lovely lake town Iznajar and easy access to Granada and Cordoba cities.  Casa Valle de Oro, which in Spanish means Valley of Gold or Golden Valley nestles in a shallow vale of olive trees from which is produced liquid gold or extra virgen olive oil, Casa Valle de Oro´s oil, as the ethos of the house, is ecological. From the terrace, which overlooks the swimming pool and down the valley, there are golden sunsets, two very different  reasons for one good name for the lovely Casa Valle de Oro B&B.  There are also two yurts, Marrakesh and Oriental, between the olive trees which provide lovely, dappled shade in the summer, with a path to their own shower room and a trickling stream to add t

Guadix Renaissance Cathedral

Catedral Santa Maria de la Encarnación is the large Renaissance cathedral in the heart of Guadix, which was considered the beginning of Christianity in Spain after many people became converts after a miracle performed by St. Torcuato.

You could easily think this is two different cathedrals with the front being quite plain, take a walk around the side and it´s over the top.

Begun in 1510 on the site of a mosque it wasn´t completed until 1796, but the majority of the work was done in 1549 by Diego de Siloë who used the cathedrals in Malaga and Granada for inspiration.

The hugely monumental facade, in complete contrast to the front contains some baroque and earlly classical elements remodelled by Vicente de Acero in the 18th century who was the architect of Cadiz Cathedral.

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