Spain pre-research tips

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Medina Azahara & Córdoba

#311 Post by Esproquet » 25 Jul 2020 21:00

In the border between the Early and Late Middle Ages, Córdoba was probably one of the most prosperous cities in Europe (if not the wealthiest). A few kilometers from the city centre lie the ruins of Medina Azahara, a jewel of the Islamic period.

https://goo.gl/maps/y5DgYMpkb84ba281A

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If you happen to include the city of Córdoba in the DLC, it could be an interesting asset to the city, along the two main bridges over Guadalquivir River: the Roman bridge and the new Puente de Andalucía.

Roman Bridge (pedestrian):
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Puente de Andalucía (Andalucia Bridge) over A-4
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Murcia at night

#312 Post by Esproquet » 25 Jul 2020 21:16

Once you have finished the Cristo Rey from Lisboa (the Christ sculpture), you can recycle it in the city of Murcia, I already posted about it some time ago, but here's more info regarding night illumination. It's very easy to see from A-7, especially at night, it dominates the whole valley (or Vega) of Murcia.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/kEvRVF7XP6yGPCBM8

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The Cathedral tower is also lit at night, very easy to see from almost any incoming road.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/N7cjW1adPARBkTABA

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The JMC towers are also very conspicuous at night, they are generally white and purple, but I have seen the with many different colours at times:
https://www.google.es/maps/dir/Torres+a ... 905948!3e0
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Walled cities

#313 Post by Esproquet » 27 Jul 2020 10:24

Cities used to have walls built, levelled and rebuilt over the course of history, some of them have persisted and can be seen still today partially in their old glory. Here are the most notable examples that you can add to the cities that you may intend to implement in the game.

-LUGO. 1 km or 2 from west from A-6. Very big and famous. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/b1pwxHNTL3MPQKCN9
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-TRUJILLO. A town in the junction of A-5 and A-58, some 20km east of Cáceres. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/hQfndryjz6QfPWD87
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- ÁVILA. Halfway between Madrid & Salamanca. It's a must when it comes to fortifications. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/GrWtjfZnzCB1p3WeA
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Other important towns with walls:
- Toledo
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- Morella. Interior of Castellón, https://goo.gl/maps/APsfiB9gfwZ6uB1F9
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- Sagunto. 1 km east of A-7 https://goo.gl/maps/2o1aSoRc1joz7Ejd6
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- Ciudad Rodrigo, on route A-62 (Autovía de Castilla) or E-80 to Portugal from Salamanca https://goo.gl/maps/FeqBvuyDXf8id23GA
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- Cáceres. A coupkle of km east of A-66 (Ruta de la Plata). https://goo.gl/maps/KGU3JbTsmwYdPFLo8
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-Pedraza. https://goo.gl/maps/xDPWHzrvHZETv6Tu7
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- Tarragona (important Roman ruins, UNESCO city). It's got a lot of ruins... can't just pick a picture, but they are downtown and it's not a small city, no big trucks working in that area I'm afraid.
- VALLS, on the other hand, it's close to Tarragona and small enough to be seen and has got plenty of industry. https://goo.gl/maps/UsBjEAPkK7FnFAAx7
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- Peñíscola. 5 km east of AP-7. https://goo.gl/maps/Eg4hnNEoTWE14m1X9
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Viaducts

#314 Post by Esproquet » 30 Jul 2020 11:08

In Spain, a viaduct (viaducto) is considered any portion of elevated road built over a geographical accident, like a valley, a gorge... When it's over a river it can be calle puente (bridge).

They are advised with a standart brown signpost.

Viaducto, not specifying anything else.
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Río (river)
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Ferrocarril, FFCC, FF.CC. Railroad (it should be FF.CC. if everything is written in capital letters or FFCC if the names below are non caps but they write it wrong often, like f.f.c.c. which is bad Spanish).
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Embalse (reservoir)
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Rambla (dry river bed)
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Canal or Canal del trasvase (...) (water cannal to move water from a river to another one (especially North to South) Tajo-Segura, Tajo-Júcar, Guadiana-Guadalquivir and a couple in the North from Ebro and another in the south from Granada to Almería.
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A combination of some:
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Bridge, Puente de la Constitución de 1812 . 3095 m
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Ravine, Barranco
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Scenic Routes - Carreteras Paisajísticas

#315 Post by Esproquet » 30 Jul 2020 12:03

Should you happen to include any of these, they are regarded as scenic roads.

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Carreteras paisajísticas in Extremadura:

Logrosán-Guadalupe en la EX-102;
Monesterio-Segura de León en la EX-103;
Guadalupe-Castañar de Ibor en la EX-118;
Pinofranqueado-Riomalo de Abajo, en la EX-204;
Santibáñez el Alto-Valverde del Fresno, en la EX-205;
Villarreal de San Carlos-Arroyo de la Vid, en la EX-208;
Aliseda-Arroyo del Soldado, en la EX-303;
San Benito de la Contienda-Cheles, en la EX-315;
Carretera de la isla del embalse de La Serena en la EX-322;
Balcón del Tajo-Presa de Cedillo, en la EX-375
Cuacos de Yuste-Monasterio de Yuste en la EX-391

I've found that there are projects to determine scenic roads in other communities, for the time being they are under study as far as I know.

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More solar plants - Logistic wharehouse - Technology center

#316 Post by Esproquet » 31 Jul 2020 11:09

Two days ago it was reported that a new solar plant was going to be built next to Sabic (former GE plastics plant next to Cartagena). I don't know if it will be ready for the release of this DLC. Sabic plastics looks like a well-lit city from A-30 at night, below the mountains that surround Campo de Cartagena to the west.

Location, between A-30, RM-2 and AP-7: https://goo.gl/maps/HxtakbLmtmsfK3mT6

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There are a few warehouses devoted to this factory, the biggest one is Arniella's big box, a Santander-based transport company (the other company is Campillo Palmera).
This warehouse is right next to RM-2 and visible from A-30.
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Location: https://goo.gl/maps/CeRJmzneAd1sgmbf6


There's also a place next to it, Parque Tecnológico de Fuente Álamo (Fuente Álamo Tech Centre), I'm not sure how big and important it is, I've heard they build hi-tech stuff but I can't find any link to prove it. MTorres company has a lot in there, and they produce aircraft and spaceship components.
https://goo.gl/maps/YqqCYpHh4bb9USoSA

That's where I got my first truck driver job. I actually keep a couple of vids, one of them exiting Lexan I factory.

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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#317 Post by Esproquet » 03 Aug 2020 11:09

Kraake wrote:
14 Jul 2020 09:51
Una pregunta:


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White or yellow?

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Thank you!
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.elperi ... or-8059162

Updated info, this catalán website states that from October on, these new Cars Will be made public.

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Re: Murcia at night

#318 Post by Esproquet » 03 Aug 2020 12:03

Esproquet wrote:
25 Jul 2020 21:16

The JMC towers are also very conspicuous at night, they are generally white and purple, but I have seen the with many different colours at times:
https://www.google.es/maps/dir/Torres+a ... 905948!3e0
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I realised The other night while I was driving that they changed The lights if this twin towers, now It is very impressive when approaching The City from either direction. They use LED so everynight they can use diferent colours, White is the standart one.

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Iberian Metro Areas

#319 Post by Esproquet » 03 Aug 2020 17:23

According to Eurostat (2019), these are the metropolitan areas in Iberia with more than 1 million inbhabitants.

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Mar Menor

#320 Post by Esproquet » 03 Aug 2020 17:46

Should you happen to include AP7 in Murcia, there's a beautiful sight of La Manga del Mar Menor for some km. IRL this looks way more impressive than in StreetView.

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https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7088161 ... 312!8i6656

There's also an airforce base in that area (San Javier Flying Academy), a few golf resorts and urbanizations, some of them unfinished due to the not so recent economic crisis of the 2010s.

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Golf courses are common in the southeast corner, lots of expatriates.
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This looks pretty sad, but it's a reality of the area, plenty of urbanizations for tourists. Overconstruction and overprizing. It ended up pretty badly with lot of people in jail, bankrupt...
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7221503 ... 312!8i6656

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