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 Leggi di piùSANTA MARÍA LA REAL DE NIEVA […]

The church-monastery of Nuestra Señora de la Soterraña (La iglesia monasterio de Nuestra Señora de la Soterraña) Santa María la Real de Nieva

The church-monastery of Nuestra Señora de la Soterraña It is a Gothic construction with three naves divided into four sections by arches and covered with groin vault, supported by pillars. This church was built in the first half of the 15th century, replacing the primitive sanctuary. The effigy of the Virgin, found in the slate Leggi di piùThe church-monastery of Nuestra Señora de la Soterraña (La iglesia monasterio de Nuestra Señora de la Soterraña) Santa María la Real de Nieva[…]

The Cloister (El claustro) Santa María la Real de Nieva

The Cloister The beautiful cloister is divided between Romanic and Gothic styles. In spite of being a construction from the 15th century, it reproduces what could be a cloister from the end of the 12nd century or the beginning of the 13rd century. It is an irregular quadrilateral formed by slightly pointed arches and by Leggi di piùThe Cloister (El claustro) Santa María la Real de Nieva[…]

The Bull Ring (Plaza de Toros) Santa María la Real de Nieva

The Bull Ring Inaugurated in 1848, the bull ring of Santa María is one of oldest in Spain. It is located to the north of the town, with a capacity of three thousand people. The diameter of the ring is 50 meters. It is built on slate masonry and concrete. Plaza de Toros Audio español-colombiano: Leggi di piùThe Bull Ring (Plaza de Toros) 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 Leggi di piùThe bones of Blanche of Navarre (Los huesos de Blanca de Navarra) Santa María la Real de Nieva[…]

Rodrigo Sánchez de Arévalo y Fray Bernardo de Nieva (Santa María la Real de Nieva)

Rodrigo Sánchez de Arévalo y Fray Bernardo de Nieva There were born illustrious personalities in Santa Maria la Real de Nieva, as the bishop and diplomat Rodrigo Sánchez Arévalo (1404-1470), educator, historian, diplomat and Spanish writer of the Pre-Renaisance, and Fray Bernardo de Nieva, sage and writer of the Dominican Order (about 1550). Rodrigo Sánchez Leggi di piùRodrigo Sánchez de Arévalo y Fray Bernardo de Nieva (Santa María la Real de Nieva)[…]

LOCAL FESTIVALS (FIESTAS) SANTA MARÍA LA REAL DE NIEVA

Festivities The local festivities generally take place from the month of September, coinciding with the end of the hardest agricultural work. As in the rest of the country, it is highlighted the great number of celebrations in honor of the Virgin of the Assumption. The festivities of Santa María la Real de Nieva are held Leggi di piùLOCAL FESTIVALS (FIESTAS) SANTA MARÍA LA REAL DE NIEVA[…]

GASTRONOMY (GASTRONOMÍA) SANTA MARÍA LA REAL DE NIEVA

Gastronomy The gastronomic product par excellence of all the towns of Segovia is the piglet. The higher piglet production areas in the province are Cuellar and Santa María la Real de Nieva. In many of the festivities, people eat traditional sweets like ring-shaped pastries, hojuelas (a type of pancakes) and florones (a type of pastry). Leggi di piùGASTRONOMY (GASTRONOMÍA) SANTA MARÍA LA REAL DE NIEVA[…]