Category Archives: Historical Sites

Visiting Madinat Al Zahra – An abandoned Moorish city

Madinat Al Zahra Great Portico

Nestled in the rolling hills just 7km outside of Cordoba, Spain, lies the magnificent ruins of Madinat Al-Zahra, a once-thriving palace city built during the Islamic Golden Age. Founded in the 10th century by the Umayyad Caliphate, the city served as a symbol of power and prosperity for the Islamic empire. Its grand palaces, stunning […]

Discovering the Secret of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls

Adjacent to the Dead Sea in Israel, is an ancient Biblical Secret waiting to be discovered. Qumran is the place where the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by Bedouin shepherds after 2000 years. I took a tour with to visit Qumran, and I was amazed by the archaeological site that had been excavated at […]

The Phenomenal Sant Pau Hospital of Barcelona

Sant Pau Hospital Barcelona

As you probably know, I’ve completely fallen in love with art nouveau in Barcelona. This artistic style from 1890-1910 encompasses bright colours and curves predominantly in architecture, art and jewellery. Barcelona is famous for the Art Nouveau of Gaudi and is found in La Sagrada Familia and several houses including Casa Batllo and Casa Mila […]