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Travel Destinations: Playa del Peñón

(Photo: José Garrido / Flickr)

Above is the Playa del Peñón located in Salobreña, Granada, Spain, today it is a popular tourist attraction and resort community that is watched over by a 10th-century Moorish castle.

Caressed by the gentle waves of the Alboran Sea and composed of dark sand and millions of pebbles, it is a place steeped in history. By this beach sailed Magellan and Christopher Columbus as they sat forth in search of spice and gold. By this beach went Roman galleons and long before them sailed brave Odysseus. Jason and the Argonauts, according to some theories, sailed past this beach and into the Atlantic in search of the Golden Fleece.

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