The Feria de La Línea, also known as La Salvaora or La Velada is a Feria and one of the most important celebrations in the Spanish municipality of La Línea de la Concepción.
The Salt Tower was called because there was a salt flat next to the tower, which was also used for salt storage. It was mainly part of the Kingdom of Granada’s defence system against the Christians from Algeciras. As of the 16th century, it became part of the official coastal tower system in the kingdom of Castille for surveillance and defence against Berber pirates.
The floating houses of Boat Haus - Mediterranean Experience in the Alcaidesa port mix with the lights of the rock of Gibraltar and all the buildings around. A nice mixture of colours of the bay in the early night hours.
Kite surfing in Tarifa is nowadays one of the most popular sports in the land of the wind, the strait of Gibraltar. Valdevaqueros beach and los Lances are some of the popular spots.
The Roman City of Carteia, Guadarranque, San Roque 😍 The historical jewel of the bay. A city of great importance in our past. It extended from Palmones to Punta Mala almost in La Linea, with Puente Mayorga being the pottery district. It had a theater as big as the one in Mérida, a Roman circus,... The view is not exactly realistic, I was looking for a composition that had several areas of Carteia in the painting.
Sierra de la Plata en Bolonia, Tarifa. Bajando desde la Silla del Papa* hacia la duna de Bolonia, con el monte Bartolo y Jebel Musa en Africa al fondo. *La Silla del Papa es un yacimiento arqueológico que consiste en un oppidum de origen púnico, se llamaba Bailo.
Baelo Claudia was an ancient Roman town of Hispania, located 22 kilometres outside of Tarifa, near the village of Bolonia, in southern Spain. Another jewel of the Campo de Gibraltar, in the paradise of Bolonia.
A new cycle starts with a walk at dawn in the Santa Barbara beach in La Linea. Gibraltar gets illuminated with the first lights.
The Dog of San Roque painting is my interpretation of the famous spanish tongue twister... “El perro de San Ronque, no tiene rabo, porque Ramón Ramírez se lo ha cortado” which means "The dog from San Ronque does not have a tail, because Ramón Ramírez has cut it off."
The Castle of Guzman el Bueno in Tarifa, Cadiz. Another icon of the Campo de Gibraltar. I wanted to make it historic because I think that when the beach reached its walls it must have been quite impressive.