Sailing side by side with the Sea Cloud (in 2018)
Few and far between are the occasions, on which one can experience two fascinating windjammers together and directly compare their manoeuvres. Sailing from Valencia to Casablanca, the two Sea Cloud sisters follow the same course for several days. When both yachts glide along side by side under full sail, they offer a truly breathtaking spectacle.
A fascinating mix in Valencia
Many bygone eras have left their mark on Valencia, but this historical legacy is juxtaposed with an impressive mixture of magnificent modern buildings. It is this vast spectrum that gives the city its unique appeal. The offbeat design of the opera house appears futuristic, with the building situated in an expansive museum and park district that stretches from the city centre all the way to the coast. A number of beautiful beaches are also located within the city.
A Moorish jewel: Granada
The citadel city of Granada in the south of Andalusia is one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture and Islamic art in Europe. Particularly impressive is the mighty Alhambra, constructed in the 13th and 14th centuries as a place of residence for the Nasrid dynasty. Its palaces, which are decorated in ornamental stucco and arabesques, together with its sturdy fortress walls and elegant gardens, make this citadel a magical World Heritage Site.
The gentle pace of life in Cádiz
History comes alive in the city of Cádiz. One of Europe’s oldest cities, this charming harbour town boasts a beautiful cathedral and baroque buildings, a tranquil old town and defiant watch towers. The town centre, with its delightful tapas bars, can be easily explored on foot from the harbour. And there is no shortage of good wine, as Jerez de la Frontera, with its sherry and wine cellars, is close by.
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