John of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz) Segovia

John of the Cross John of the Cross was not born in Segovia. However, he stayed in this city from 1574 to 1591. Saint John arrived in Segovia accompanying Saint Teresa of Jesus in 1574. They founded the convent of Discalced Carmelites of San José. Later, in 1580, Saint John of the Cross went back Read more about John of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz) Segovia[…]

The royal gardens (Los Reales Jardines) La Granja de San Idelfonso

The royal gardens They are one of the best examples in garden design from the 18th century Europe. The gardens surround the palace and are six kilometres long. They were designed by the French landscaper René Carlier, who took advantage of the natural slopes that encircle the building to create different perspectives. He also employed Read more about The royal gardens (Los Reales Jardines) La Granja de San Idelfonso[…]

LEGENDS (LEYENDAS) – THE GALGOS (MATAPOZUELOS)

The galgos A hunter from Madrid went every year to hunt with his greyhounds to Matapozuelos. When he hunted in Madrid, the dogs slaughtered almost all the hares. However, when he hunted in Matapozuelos, the greyhounds didn’t hunt a single animal. When his fellows asked him how he dogs had run in Matapozuelos, he answered Read more about LEGENDS (LEYENDAS) – THE GALGOS (MATAPOZUELOS)[…]

ZARAGOZA

Zaragoza   Zaragoza está situada a orillas de los ríos Ebro, Huerva y Gállego y del Canal Imperial de Aragón, en el centro de un amplio valle. Su privilegiada situación geográfica la convierte en un importante nudo logístico y de comunicaciones. Parte de su término municipal está ocupado por la Reserva natural dirigida de los Read more about ZARAGOZA[…]

El Convento (convent) de San Bernardo (ALCALÁ DE HENARES)

The Convento (convent) de San Bernardo The Cardinal Bernardo de Sandoval founded this convent in 1618 for the Cistercian nuns. It is the most important Baroque historical building in the city. The austere brick facade hides a magnificent oval floor interior, whose original church, instead of an altarpiece, it has a curious baldachin that makes Read more about El Convento (convent) de San Bernardo (ALCALÁ DE HENARES)[…]