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I have a veritable pile of UNESCO postcards to share. Here are three from the Iberian Peninsula. First comes this view of famous buildings in Madrid:

From top to bottom: Escorial Monastery, Almudena Cathedral, Aranjuez Palace

The Monastery was inscribed on the UNESCO list in 1984. It originally belonged to the order of Hieronymite monks. Speaking of Hieronymite monks, this next card show the Hieronymite Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal:

This monastery has been on the UNESCO list since 1983. I used to think of monasteries as quiet, subdued places, but these buildings are anything but! They are quite grand and fancy.

Going back to Spain, this is the final card for this post, the Tower of Hercules in Galicia, Spain:

The tower was an old Roman lighthouse, built over 1900 years ago. It is the oldest lighthouse in existence, and apparently it’s still in use! Amazing!

These cards represent my first cards from Spain and Portugal. The two Spanish cards came on the same day, so I can’t really say that one arrived first. Since there’s a new country to add to my map, there are also new stamps to add to my collection!

Madrid multiview: from famalubel, who also collects UNESCO cards
Hieronymite Monastery: from Isacle
Tower of Hercules: from Bellesita