January 28, 2018
3251 SPAIN (Andalusia) - Salobreña
Located in Granada, on the Costa Tropical, Salobreña claims a history stretching back 6,000 years. The Old Town which sits atop a rocky prominence (Gran Peñón) and is a cluster of whitewashed houses and quirky steep narrow streets leading up to a 10th-century Moorish castle. Another interesting building is the parish church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, built in the 16th century on the site of an old mosque. The different districts of the town, like La Loma, La Fuente, El Brocal and el Albaycín, have medieval corners with openings for doors, arches and windows.
About the stamp
The stamp, depicting New Castle of Manzanares el Real - Madrid, is the one issued on April 21, 2017 by Spain for Europa Stamps 2017, with the theme Palaces and Castles.
Salobreña - Tour Espana website
Sender: Pepy / MroGa (postcrossing) ES-496125
Sent from Lanjaron (Andalusia / Spain), on 13.12.2017
Photo: Jesus Gomez