My May 8 post with all the photos I uploaded 'disappeared' almost immediately because of the three-thread system, but I am planning to go back to Spain. Besides those two places (though I will definitely go back to Cordoba), I am thinking of visiting other places in Spain this summer. NewHilton, I know you have suggested Seville. I've heard both pros and cons about Toledo.
Do others of you have suggestions? I am not a Costa del Sol sort of person -- my French Riviera stay was one of the least memorable of my travelogues. But for historic sites in the southern part of Spain, I'm open to all suggestions!
Thanks in advance!
In summer, I'd head to the north of Spain. Southern Spain will be unbearably hot. San Sebastian, Bilbao, Leon, Santiago de Compestella? It's on my bucket list... but, I haven't done any research yet. That will be on my third trip.
But, on my list for next year are Toledo, Segovia (and it's 9 mile Roman acqueduct), Salamanca, Avila, Aranjuez, El Escorial, Consuegra (just to see the Cervantes' windmills), and maybe Cuenca and Girona.
I'm going to wait until I can use my points at the AC Hotels there!
Great suggestions! When are you going next year?
I actually have walked the medieval pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostella -- but only the French parts -- via Vézelay (one of my favorite places on earth), Arles and through Saint Jean Pied-de-Port at the foot of the Pyrenees (the main crossing point).
I definitely want to see the Segovia aqueduct -- I have used pictures in my powerpoints, and it looks even more amazing than the one in the Rhone Valley.