Santa Cueva de Covadonga, Spain

Tucked into a hillside deep in the Asturian countryside, you’ll find the Santa Cueva de Covadonga.

DSC_2701A staircase leads to the chapel and it is worth the climb.

DSC_2686The photo above gives some perspective to the terrain here, which is quite mountainous. Pulling back a little, you can see the altar to the right of the chapel.

DSC_2688This is a place of pilgrimage for many believers. It was impressive to see their devotion and respect.

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Driving to Alta Vista Chapel, Aruba

The Alta Vista Chapel is a tranquil site to visit here in Aruba. The little building sits on a bluff overlooking the sea, perfectly proportioned and quite charming for photographs. Here’s a video showing how to drive there as well as a look inside the chapel itself. I also include a few historical notes about the site.

Alta Vista sees plenty of visitors, especially during the busy season. However, it remains an endearing site. Please treat it with respect. Bon dia.

Iglesia Espiritu Santo, Ronda

This Iglesia Espiritu Santo is located in Ronda, Spain. The church was only a few feet from the place where I was staying, not that I can resist an old church whether it be around the corner or over hill and dale. For the price of a few Euros, the public is allowed to climb the bell tower, which I did, and survey the interior on one’s own. Thus, I made this video, complete with a view over a part of the town as well as most of the inside. Take a look.

Definitely worth a few Euros and climbing that bell tower was good exercise. Ronda was one of my favorite towns in Spain. I have much more to post about it, so keep checking in.

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