What's New in Andalusian Travel
ADIOS TO UGLY WIRES
The regional government of Andalusia is working out a plan to eliminate unsightly telephone and electricity cables from the 120 monumental sites in the region over the next few years. A pilot program is being carried out in three Andalusian destinations: Aracena in Huelva, Velez Rubio in Almeria, and Guadix in Granada.
GRANADA CATHEDRAL RESTORATION
The Granada's cathedral authroity is spending 400 million pesetas to restore the monument's most valuable treasure, the High Altar, designed by Diego de Siloe. The work is expected to be completed before 2004, in time for the fifth centennial of the death of Queen Isabel la Catolica, during whose reign Granada was captured from the Moors.
THE SPLENDOR OF MOORISH CORDOBA
An ambitious exibition illustrates the splendor of the Omayyad period, from the 8th to 11th century, with an unbeatable setting: the ruins of the Medina Azahara palace outside Cordoba. The exhibition, from May 3 to September 30 2001, includes pieces from Syria, Jordania, Tunisia, Kuwait, Qatar, Morocco and Saudi Arabia as well as Spain.
The world's largest passenger catamaran goes into service in May 2001 on the Euroferry company's route between Algeciras (southern Spain ) and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the Moroccan coast. The Australian-built ship holds 1,000 passengers and 250 cars.
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