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"The 13 Wonders of Spain" Video Series, Focusing on UNESCO World Heritage Cities

I've just watched two of the thirteen videos in the series, "The 13 Wonders of Spain." It's available for free (with one or two short commercials per episode) on Tubi. I'm not finding these as useful as Rick's videos, but then his videos don't cover quite a few of these places. Getting about twenty minutes of video of a town you're thinking about visiting can be helpful. There's one epsiode on each of the thirteen towns designated UNESCO World Heritage sites:

Alcala de Henares (easily day-trippable from Madrid)
Avila
Caceres
Cordoba
Cuenca
Ibiza
Merida
Salamanca
San Cristobal de la Laguna (Canary Islands)
Santiago de Compostela
Segovia
Tarragona
Toledo

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Watched Toledo and Alcala de Henares. I can see where they could give people ideas of things to see if they haven’t been to those cities. I wonder how he chose the places to see in each city he visited since those wouldn’t be my first choices.

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It's a free (advertising-supported) streaming service. I don't know anything about YouTube TV, but it may be comparable. I've found some interesting content, including movies, on Tubi, but you have to have the patience to deal with the commercials.

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ah.... i've looked and tubi is blocked in Europe blaming GDPR and saying it will be back. Sounds like a flimsy excuse - they have had 2 years to become GDPR compliant and that is not a difficult process.

Oh well....

Thanks anyway

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14235 posts

I looked - "no matches" for "The 13 Wonders of Spain." Same results for "UNESCO". I will have to continue relying on the Forum 😊

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Tubi is available in Canada but not the same shows as US viewers. I was able to find the series for the Silk Road acraven recommended on my library's free streaming site, but not these ones....yet.

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Going - the link takes me to the site, but as soon as I sign in, it disappears. Seems like Tubi is available here only for some of its content.

I may end up getting VPN at some point. I don't know why I've resisted till now, could be just that I haven't found a pressing need yet. From acraven's description, this is one I can probably live without.

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18349 posts

Yes; watching those videos won't change your life. Tubi does have a huge amount of content, though.

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I found the episodes enjoyable, but I was a little put off by the "slick sales video" tone of the presenter, it did just not feel natural. Also he had one "presenter" trick I just hate...camera cuts back from what was supposed to be a commercial break to a shot of him looking at something or fake talking to someone and he turns, feigns surprise, and says "Oh, there you are!"...happens in several episodes; and, no, I am not there, I am watching a video.

Other than that, it is shot well, shows some interesting things, if you have been to any of these cities, or plan to go, probably worth a watch.

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Paul - my guess is the Paradors paid for much of the production since they are mentioned in each episode. The other places he visited may also have paid to be included. As acraven said, they won’t change your life. I skipped over all the interviews with people he just happened to run into.

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Paul - I had the same feelings about the host. We enjoyed the series for the ideas of places to go and things to see. We booked a trip to Spain from the USA at the end of June. Let's see what happens.

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I posted about this series in March 2020 when it was available on Amazon Prime. I appreciated the episodes covering the places the RS guides and tv shows don't mention.

I certainly wasn't expecting it to change my life!

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It's listed on Amazon Prime, but currently not available.
I watched the shows about Alcalá de Henares. We were going to stay here for a day in 2018, but had to change plans. Saw some places of interest . . .we'll check out some of the other shows.

Thanks for the tip, acraven!