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Canfranc International Railway Station
Canfranc International Railway Station

Canfranc International Railway Station

Canfranc Estación  is an abandoned railway station high up in the Pyrenees above Huesca. It was the border post between France and Spain welcoming international travellers and freight since it opened in 1928. It is a spectacular building in a spectacular…

Calatayud – a worthy diversion from Zaragoza!
Calatayud – a worthy diversion from Zaragoza!

Calatayud – a worthy diversion from Zaragoza!

I have to admit I had never heard of Calatayud. It was just a point on the map. We were driving from Alicante to Pamplona and, having visited Zaragoza before, we were looking for somewhere different for a night stop…

Belchite – A Reminder of Spain’s Turbulent Past
Belchite – A Reminder of Spain’s Turbulent Past

Belchite – A Reminder of Spain’s Turbulent Past

Some 50km Southeast of Zaragoza is the sad sight of the crumbling remains of Belchite. To get there we drove through spartan countryside on one of the straightest roads we have ever seen. The ruins of the cathedral loomed large…

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