Ulster American Folk Park

Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on […]

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Zuheros Bat Caves

Zuheros Bat Caves (Cueva de los Murciélagos) are a four kilometer drive above the village, at the edge of the Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park. Tours at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 5pm, 6:30pm. […]

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La Mezquita

La Mezquita, or Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba, is a World Heritage site, and in fact a Roman Catholic church. My understanding is that the site was initially a small Catholic temple, was subsequently built into a great mosque while under Muslim rule. In 1236, which Cordoba returned to Christian rule during the Reconquista, the structure was […]

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Santa Barbara Mission

The Santa Barbara Mission was established on the Feast of Saint Barbara, December 4, 1786 and was the tenth of twenty-one California Missions to be founded by the Spanish Franciscans. More than 200 years later, the Mission continues to be the chief cultural and historic landmark in the city of Santa Barbara. Home to a […]

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Garganta del Chorro

From the village of El Chorro, drive as far as you can up the edge of the dam, and a walk leads up to the river gorge known as the Garganta del Chorro. A bridge, constructed in 1914 and 1921, crosses the gorge. The El Camino del Rey (The King’s Path) was closed for over […]

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Presidio of Santa Barbara

El Presidio State Historic Park contains a well preserved military installation originallhy built by Spain in 1782. It also contains the second oldest building in California, an adobe structure named El Cuartel. […]

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