LEGENDS (LEYENDAS) – LAS SIETE DONCELLAS MANCAS (SIMANCAS)

Las siete doncellas mancas It is told that the seven Christian maids who cut their hands did not return to their homes but decided to go to a nunnery. It is said that Bureva, the village of the Siete Mancas (Seven Maimed) changed its name by Simancas. In the coat of arms of Simancas, seven Read more about LEGENDS (LEYENDAS) – LAS SIETE DONCELLAS MANCAS (SIMANCAS)[…]

LEGENDS – LA CUEVA DE LA MORA (SIMANCAS)

La Cueva de la Mora Simancas has pierced its nucleus, and it is told that, during the Muslim occupation there was a passage which ran it entirely, from the castle moat to the river that served as a conduit and escape in times of occupation. The old people of the place ensure the existence of Read more about LEGENDS – LA CUEVA DE LA MORA (SIMANCAS)[…]

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)[…]

LEGENDS – LEGEND OF THE SOTERRAÑA (OLMEDO)

Legend of the Soterraña It is said that, before conquering the town of Olmedo, the Virgin appeared to King Alphonse VI and told him that the next day’s battle was going to be favorable. After the victory he ordered to find the effigy of the virgin, until they found it in a pit, underground or Read more about LEGENDS – LEGEND OF THE SOTERRAÑA (OLMEDO)[…]

LEGENDS – LEGEND OF THE KNIGHT OF OLMEDO (OLMEDO)

Legend of the Knight of Olmedo The Knight of Olmedo is a work by Lope de Vega probably written in 1620 and based on a popular song from Olmedo, like other works of the same author. In his plays, Lope de Vega relates the love of Ines and Alonso. Ines is a lady from Medina Read more about LEGENDS – LEGEND OF THE KNIGHT OF OLMEDO (OLMEDO)[…]

LEGENDS – LEYENDA DEL PINO (OLMEDO)

Leyenda del Pino It is said that under a leafy tree some men took shelter from a terrible storm that caused a lot of damage. A lot of pines were burnt and all the pine forest was swept but for a pine where these thirteen men were sheltered, who were protected by the Virgin of Read more about LEGENDS – LEYENDA DEL PINO (OLMEDO)[…]

LEGENDS – LEYENDA DEL CANAL (OLMEDO)

Leyenda del Canal The legend says that a knight of Olmedo, called Mr Juan de Maldonado, was in love with a widowed lady of Medina del Campo. He claimed her love but the lady apologized saying that until the waters of the Adaja didn’t pass by her palace, she would not marry him. That’s how the knight, Read more about LEGENDS – LEYENDA DEL CANAL (OLMEDO)[…]

Legends – The subjugation of the Celtiberian Cauca (El sometimiento de la Cauca celtíbera) Coca

The subjugation of the Celtiberian Cauca During the Celtiberian period, the region of Coca was occupied by the Vaccaei people. In the province of Segovia we find numerous settlements constituted in large towns such as Coca, Segovia, Ayllon, Cuellar or Sepulveda. It is known that Roman rule was not carried out in a pacific way, Read more about Legends – The subjugation of the Celtiberian Cauca (El sometimiento de la Cauca celtíbera) Coca[…]

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[…]

Legend of María del Salto (Leyenda de María del Salto) Segovia

Legend of María del Salto Long time ago, the legend tells that, on the rocks that surround La Fuencisla, known as the Peñas Grajeras, a Jewish woman called Esther was about to be thrown over, because she had been falsely accused of adultery. At that moment, the young woman confessed her Christian beliefs and commended Read more about Legend of María del Salto (Leyenda de María del Salto) Segovia[…]