This is a "posadas and paradors" tour of Portugal and southern Spain organized by Odysseys Unlimited. Pousadas in Portugal and paradors in Spain are historic structures like castles, monasteries, convents or governmental structures converted into luxury hotels.
The Parador de Carmona was built from a fortress high above the agricultural plains of Andalusia.
A beautiful pool complex is below the parador, and beyond it is a lovely view of the countryside.
A ten minute walk takes one outside the city gates.
Sounds like a fabulous way to tour around, Jack.
Beautiful views with long distances to see! Great old architecture!
Most impressive city gates and walls. I do love touring Spain. Both light and people are great. These structures look truly ancient harkening back to early history.
Seems so strange to see a pool in the middle of the countryside but it certainly stands out.
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