ASTORGA

ASTORGA La capital de la comarca de la Maragatería es uno de los lugares más conocidos y emblemáticos de todo León. Con algo más de 11.000 habitantes posee un patrimonio histórico y artístico difícil de igualar. Destruida y reconstruida varias veces, perviven en ella restos de su esplendor romano mezclados con edificios que muestran su Leia mais sobreASTORGA[…]

MONTE DO GOZO

MONTE DO GOZO El monte del Gozo o Monte do Gozo, se encuentra a unos 380 metros de altitud. Se trata de una pequeña elevación que marca la etapa final del Camino Francés y desde la que se puede ver por primera vez las torres de la Catedral de Santiago. De ahí su nombre de Leia mais sobreMONTE DO GOZO[…]

PORTOMARÍN

  PORTOMARÍN Portomarín es una localidad y municipio español situado en la provincia de Lugo (Galicia).  La villa de Portomarín nació y creció al lado de un puente romano sobre el río Miño (reconstruido en la Edad Media) y del Camino de Santiago. Cuando en 1962 se construyó la embalse de Belesar, el pueblo se Leia mais sobrePORTOMARÍN[…]

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 Leia mais sobreALCALÁ DE HENARES  […]

EL CASTILLO DE SIMANCAS

THE CASTLE OF SIMANCAS In the fifteenth century the Enríquez family, Admirals of Castile, had the lordship of Simancas. They rebuilt the old Moorish fortress and from this time is the chapel. The Catholic Monarchs claimed it for the Crown and turned it into the State Prison. Here was imprisoned and executed by strangulation the Leia mais sobreEL CASTILLO DE SIMANCAS[…]

MONASTERIO DE EL PARRAL – SEGOVIA

Monastery of El Parral Juan Gas built this Gothic monastery at the end of the 15th century, with a Plateresque tower from the 16th century. It preserves the altarpiece in the high altar, from the beginning of the 16th century and the side sepulchres of the Marquises of Villena, Juan Pacheco, María Portocarrero and her Leia mais sobreMONASTERIO DE EL PARRAL – SEGOVIA[…]

LOS REALES JARDINES – LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO

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 Leia mais sobreLOS REALES JARDINES – LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO[…]

SAMOS

Samos A orillas del río Sarriá, la villa de Samos se asienta a la sombra del monasterio de San Xulián, uno de los más grandes e importantes de los de Camino de Santiago en Galicia, fundado por los benedictinos en el siglo VI. Y es que, a lo largo de la historia el monasterio vivió Leia mais sobreSAMOS[…]

LITERATURA_JACINTO BENAVENTE (MADRID) 

JACINTO BENAVENTE   Jacinto Benavente (1866-1954, Madrid) was a Spanish writer, critic and dramatist. The relevance of his lengthy work lies in the introduction of European notions and influence on Spanish theatre. Benavente has been criticized because of the frivolous and sardonic spirit of his plays. However, we cannot take importance away from his role as Leia mais sobreLITERATURA_JACINTO BENAVENTE (MADRID) […]

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 Leia mais sobreJohn of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz) Segovia[…]