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Old August 6th, 2015, 10:57 PM   #5561
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Destinations via Autovías and Autopistas are signed with a blue background. Like here:

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A7-234 by European Roads, on Flickr
In the picture above it is clear which destinations can be reached via a motorway (blue background) and which ones can't (white background).

Prefixes (A, B, C, M, N, LO, LR...) and the colour of the "box" in which the road number is, mean nothing per se as regards the type of road.
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Old August 7th, 2015, 04:14 PM   #5562
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AP-7 Barcelona

A video of AP-7 through the Barcelona metropolitan area. This segment is untolled. It serves through traffic and the northern suburbs.

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Old August 8th, 2015, 02:55 AM   #5563
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Driving from Sanlúcar la Mayor to Tomares (Spain) 4.08.2015 Timelapse x4

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Old August 8th, 2015, 02:03 PM   #5564
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N-341 + AL-5107 Carboneras

Some photos of N-341 (first two) and AL-5107 (the rest) near Carboneras, Almería province. This is a spectacular coastal road with almost no traffic.


N341 Carboneras-1 by European Roads, on Flickr


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Old August 8th, 2015, 02:21 PM   #5565
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...this reminds me of the old Adriatic magistrale ( ex YU term )...
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Old August 8th, 2015, 05:42 PM   #5566
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The history behind that hotel is so stupid, the environ (mentals) have been fighting for years wasting huge amounts of money trying to stop the construction, when they finally managed to halt the construction the hotel was almost already built.

So now you have a finished building (exterior) without use and the constructor has gone bust so it will not be torn dow but instead sit there for ever as a monument to the insanity of the Spanish bureaucracy.

What they should do in my opinion is to finish the hotel and charge the visitors an environmetal tax to fund conservation, that way assuming 5-10 thousand visitors a year to the hotel they would get millions every year (50-100 euros per visitor a night, it is a luxury hotel so no problem) to finance conservation efforts.

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Old August 9th, 2015, 09:32 AM   #5567
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Glad to see that not every stretch of Spanish Mediterranean coastline is crazily overbuilt like Costa del Sol I happened to drive through earlier this year.
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Old August 9th, 2015, 10:50 AM   #5568
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Costa del Sol is pretty crazy. Developments stretch out along nearly the entire coast from Nerja to Gibraltar.

The Catalonian coast is also pretty developed, though mostly with low-rise vacation parks and not endless rows of apartment buildings. I haven't been to Benidorm, but that seems out of place.
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Old August 9th, 2015, 11:39 AM   #5569
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In contrast I found the Spanish Atlantic coast much nicer. We stayed in a village called Los Canos de Meca just on the edge of a national park. Definitely much more to my liking than Estepona where we also happened to stay one night.
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The Atlantic coast is more rainy and not suitable as a destination for snowbirds, so it's not nearly as developed. I've driven A-8 from Gijón all the way to the French border but it was raining nearly the entire time, with a cloud base at 200 m, so I couldn't see much of the scenery. I want to go back one day.
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Old August 9th, 2015, 12:57 PM   #5571
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I forgot to mention that I meant the Southern Atlantic coast between Portuguese border and Gibraltar. The Northern one is pretty in places as well, but as you correctly note not suitable for beach holidays.
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Old August 9th, 2015, 02:02 PM   #5572
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A factor may be the sea water temperatures. They are substantially lower on the Atlantic coast. I remember my colleague going to Algarve and was disappointed about the cold swimming.
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Old August 9th, 2015, 07:26 PM   #5573
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I forgot to mention that I meant the Southern Atlantic coast between Portuguese border and Gibraltar. The Northern one is pretty in places as well, but as you correctly note not suitable for beach holidays.
Off topic. I was there for a week last year and...sometimes walking around the sea including the northern point in Spain (Peñas Cape) but never swam.
We made several activities inside. Visited cities and a little of coast. No rain but no baths at all.

(but it is a cool destination for holidays)
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Old August 9th, 2015, 07:47 PM   #5574
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[T]he northern[most] point in Spain (Peñas Cape)
No, the Northernmost point in Spain is Estaca de Bares point. I was there 5 years ago.
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Old August 10th, 2015, 05:34 AM   #5576
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Old August 10th, 2015, 12:00 PM   #5577
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The Catalonian coast is also pretty developed, though mostly with low-rise vacation parks and not endless rows of apartment buildings. I haven't been to Benidorm, but that seems out of place.
Mallorca and Ibiza are very like Catalonia. Benidorm is a small 1960/70s skyscraper city near and north of Alicante airport. Benidorm is arguably the original Skyscraper City in Europe and the rest of the coast north and south of there was only really developed after 1980 and as low rise developments...eg Torrevieja just south of Alicante Airport.

Developments south of Alicante rely very much on water supplied from as far inland as between Albacete and Madrid and on water networks constructed in stages since the 1940s.

From Alicante down to Almeria is basically a desert ...some of it is officially a desert. The Costa del Sol has its own water supply from the Sierra Nevada however.
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Old August 10th, 2015, 12:13 PM   #5578
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The only time I went to the seaside in Spain I literally run screaming away from the Costa del Sol and settled near Cabo Trafalgar. Real paradise.
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The only time I went to the seaside in Spain I literally run screaming away from the Costa del Sol and settled near Cabo Trafalgar. Real paradise.
Unfortunately a very high proportion of the east / south coast between France and Algeciras is densely developed. Some stretches of the coast in the Valencian Community are less developed, but almost all coastal towns have developed tourist accommodations. The north coast is much less developed, with a lot of vintage fishing towns. In stayed in Zarautz, few coastal areas are flat enough for extensive development. San Sebastian has only like 2 or 3 km worth of beach.
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A-92 Tabernas Desert

Some photos of A-92 through the Tabernas Desert, southbound to the A-7 interchange near Almería.


A-92 Tabernas-1 by European Roads, on Flickr


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