Iglesia de Santa María del Castillo (Olmedo)

Iglesia de Santa María del Castillo The building is preceded by a Romanesque façade of the first half of the twelfth century, blinded in 1720, and also a beautiful portico made in the seventeenth century by Francisco Rodriguez, stonemason of Cardeñosa (Avila). As it was sheltered by the arcades in the late Middle Ages, it Leggi di piùIglesia de Santa María del Castillo (Olmedo)[…]

Iglesia de San Miguel (Olmedo)

Iglesia de San Miguel It is a mix of Byzantine and Arabic styles, it keeps inside several artworks. It houses a crypt where the Virgin of Soterraña, patron saint of Olmedo, is venerated and a well with its legend: it is said that people of Olmedo hid in the crypt the effigy of the Virgin Leggi di piùIglesia de San Miguel (Olmedo)[…]

Monasterio de la Concepción (Olmedo)

Monasterio de la Concepción It was the convent of the Franciscan order and currently houses the local museum of Easter.  It was founded in 1516 and preserves inside interesting paintings and sculptures, in the chapel and in the enclosed monastery. It also stands out the Romanesque butterfly-shaped grille and a paneling covering the nave of the Leggi di piùMonasterio de la Concepción (Olmedo)[…]

PLACES OF INTEREST – CASA DE LA VILLA (OLMEDO)

Casa de la Villa The town hall has always occupied a site on the south side of the square. We do not know if the original building was built due to the Catholic Monarchs in 1480, when they urge the councils of the kingdom to have houses where they could meet, but in any case, Leggi di piùPLACES OF INTEREST – CASA DE LA VILLA (OLMEDO)[…]

MONUMENTO AL CABALLERO DE OLMEDO (OLMEDO)

Monumento al Caballero de Olmedo If there is a reason because of which Olmedo is known worldwide, it is because of El caballero de Olmedo, a work by Lope de Vega. In plaza San Julián (Saint Julian’s square) the Palace of the Knight of Olmedo was opened in year 2005, house-museum created to publish the Leggi di piùMONUMENTO AL CABALLERO DE OLMEDO (OLMEDO)[…]

PLACES OF INTEREST – REAL CHANCILLERÍA O TORRE DEL RELOJ (OLMEDO)

Real Chancillería o Torre del Reloj The building, located in plaza Mayor, has its origins in 1387, when the Royal Office of Chancellor Court was situated in the village, then became the place where the chief magistrate resolved civil and criminal lawsuits between the neighbors of the village and its land, at first instance. Then it became Leggi di piùPLACES OF INTEREST – REAL CHANCILLERÍA O TORRE DEL RELOJ (OLMEDO)[…]

PLACES OF INTEREST – ABSIDE DE LA TRINIDAD (OLMEDO)

Ábside de la Trinidad This building was a little Mudejar church of a single nave. The exterior still maintains its header, an apse with two strips of semicircular bend arches and with frames in the straight section, opening its façade in a pointed arch in the wall of the Gospel. In the sixteenth century it Leggi di piùPLACES OF INTEREST – ABSIDE DE LA TRINIDAD (OLMEDO)[…]

PLACES OF INTEREST – CONVENTO DE LA MADRE DE DIOS (OLMEDO)

Convento de la Madre de Dios This convent was established in the houses of Mrs Francisca de Zúñiga, who, in 1528, two years before her death, gave it to the Dominican community along with other properties and rents for its maintenance. She left as well as these donations, the task of the fulfillment to the Marquises Leggi di piùPLACES OF INTEREST – CONVENTO DE LA MADRE DE DIOS (OLMEDO)[…]

PLACES OF INTEREST – ARCO DE LA VILLA Y MURALLAS (OLMEDO)

Arco de la Villa y Murallas This impressive arch makes its way into the wall. It is one of the original arches that opened its doors, in this case to the transfer between Olmedo and Medina del Campo. From the old fortified area, currently the south and west sides remain in better shape. The other Leggi di piùPLACES OF INTEREST – ARCO DE LA VILLA Y MURALLAS (OLMEDO)[…]