RONCESVALLES

RONCESVALLES Audio en español Roncesvalles (en euskera Orreaga) es un municipio español de la Comunidad Foral de Navarra, situado en la merindad de Sangüesa, en la comarca de Auñamendi y a 47 km de la capital de la comunidad, Pamplona. Roncesvalles fue de siempre vía de paso obligatoria para entrar en la Península Ibérica. Por Roncesvalles penetraron Read more about RONCESVALLES[…]

SIMANCAS

History of Simancas Simancas is a town located in the province of Valladolid, autonomous community of Castile and Leon. The village lies on the banks of Pisuerga River. Over its riverbed, we find the medieval bridge, replaced by the one that was part of the Roman paved road. The ancient Roman town of Septimancas, whose Read more about SIMANCAS[…]

MATAPOZUELOS

History of Matapozuelos Matapozuelos is a Spanish town of Valladolid’s province which belongs to the autonomous community of Castile and Leon. Its name comes from the name of the town in Hebrew, de los pozuelos, which means valiant and loyal. Matapozuelos is located between the rivers Adaja and Eresma. An old building from the sixteenth Read more about MATAPOZUELOS[…]

COCA

History of Coca Coca or town of ‘Cauca’ is a Spanish locality and township of the province of Segovia, territory of the Campiña (Open Country) of Segovia, which forms the autonomous community of Castile and León. In the second Iron Age (circa 500 BC), the town of Cauca was one of the most prosperous towns Read more about COCA[…]

SANTA MARÍA LA REAL DE NIEVA 

  History of Santa María la Real de Nieva Santa María la Real de Nieva is a locality and township of Spain, in the province of Segovia, just on the way between Segovia and Arévalo. It is enclosed in the natural region of the Campiña (Open Country), in the southeast limit of the community of Read more about SANTA MARÍA LA REAL DE NIEVA […]

The bones of Blanche of Navarre (Los huesos de Blanca de Navarra) Santa María la Real de Nieva

The bones of Blanche of Navarre Although there are not many legends about this town of Segovia, it is true that there is a singular story about a “royal body” which was buried there. It is said that the tomb of Lady Blanche, Queen of Navarra, is in the church-monastery of Santa María la Real Read more about The bones of Blanche of Navarre (Los huesos de Blanca de Navarra) Santa María la Real de Nieva[…]

SEGOVIA

History of Segovia Segovia is located in confluence of the rivers Eresma and Clamores, at the foot of the Guadarrama Mountains. This town is part of the Way of St. James Madrid Route. Alcázar of Segovia It is said that, long time ago, there was a Celt fort located where the Alcázar is now (literally Read more about SEGOVIA[…]

Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso (Palacio Real de La Granja de San Idelfonso)

Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso The first construction of the building, which eventually became the temporary seat of the Spanish Court, is the material consequence of Henry IV’s interest in hunting. In 1477, the Catholic Monarchs donated the Royal House of San Ildefonso to the religious community of the Order of Saint Read more about Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso (Palacio Real de La Granja de San Idelfonso)[…]

LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO_HISTORY

History of la Granja La Granja de San Ildefonso, or simply La Granja, is a municipality that includes the following villages: La Granja de San Ildefonso, Valsaín and La Pradera de Navalhorno. Among its monuments we should mention the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), its gardens and fountains and the Real Fábrica de Cristales (Royal Glass Read more about LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO_HISTORY[…]