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 Ler mais sobreLEGENDS (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 Ler mais sobreZARAGOZA[…]

HISTORIA DE ALCALÁ DE HENARES (HISTORY OF ALCALÁ DE HENARES)

  HISTORY OF ALCALÁ DE HENARES The origin of the city dates back to the Celtiberian age (Ikesankom Kombouto or Iplacea), but it is with the arrival of the Romans when a notable town named Complutum was formed. Within its more than four centuries of existence, it reached an importance that endured throughout the whole Ler mais sobreHISTORIA DE ALCALÁ DE HENARES (HISTORY OF ALCALÁ DE HENARES)[…]

ALCALÁ DE HENARES  

ALCALÁ DE HENARES Alcalá de Henares is a Spanish city, whose district stretches over La Alcarria region. Its territory belongs to the Community of Madrid, and it is the capital city of the Region of Alcalá located in the basin of the Henares River, to the east of the region, it has a population of Ler mais sobreALCALÁ DE HENARES  […]

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 Ler mais sobreEl Convento (convent) de San Bernardo (ALCALÁ DE HENARES)[…]

La casa de la Entrevista (The House of the Interview) ALCALÁ DE HENARES

The House of the Interview The Casa de la Entrevista is the old monastery of San Juan de la Penitencia, founded at the end of the 15th century by Cisneros, in order to gather the Franciscan nuns’ convent, and also to harbor the school of Santa Isabel for poor ladies and a women’s hospital. Cisneros’ Ler mais sobreLa casa de la Entrevista (The House of the Interview) ALCALÁ DE HENARES[…]