This Traveltalks entry looks at four of Spain's most famous cities, with an emphasis on the Moors and their influence on the country.
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This travelogue visits Granada, Seville, Toledo, and Madrid. In the first three, we see Moorish influences, including the Alhambra, bridges, and a cathedral that began as a mosque. In Seville, we also watch six young women dance to guitar music. In Toledo, an old city that became a haven for Jews from Jerusalem, we visit the home of El Greco and watch artisans make souvenirs for tourists. In Spain, the narrator notes that the physical scars of the 1936-39 civil war are mostly gone. We conclude with views of four of the capital city's monuments. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Played during the Toledo sequence from the donkey through the blade
Also played at the beginning of the Madrid sequence
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1 January 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Seeing Spain (1953)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another decent entry in MGM's TravelTalks series with James A. FitzPatrick. This time out we visit Spain and four of their most popular cities; Madrid, Granada, Seville and Toledo. We stop at all four cities and see various buildings, parks and a few cathedrals as we learn why these locations are so popular among tourists. If you're a fan of the series then you'll know what to expect and they pretty much deliver what you'd want. We get to hear some good stories about these cities, learn their brief history and get to see the images in Technicolor. There's really nothing here that jumps out at you but it's a pleasant way to kill 9-minutes.


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