Tag Archives: Castile-León

Zamora ‘La Bien Cercado’

In the Middle Ages, the city of Zamora was continually fought over by Moors and Christians, which is, perhaps, why this Castilian municipality has such impregnable looking ramparts. The city originally had three layers of fortification and the first of … Continue reading

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Ávila

by Robert Bovington Ávila is the highest city in Spain. It is 3,715 feet above sea level and is situated on a plateau that is surrounded by even loftier mountains. It is a good place to visit but not to … Continue reading

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Salamanca Cathedral

The New Cathedral is one of a pair, aptly named Catedral Nueva (new) and Catedral Vieja (old). They are physically connected to each other – the new one was begun in 1513 when it was decided that the old cathedral … Continue reading

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Zamora

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In the Middle Ages, the city of Zamora was continually fought over by Moors and Christians, which is, perhaps, why this Castilian municipality has such impregnable looking ramparts. The city originally had three layers of…

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Soria

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Soria is situated in Castile-León about 110 miles northeast of Madrid and lies on the western bank of the River Duero. The city’s historic centre preserves an important Romanesque legacy as well as excellent examples…

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Valladolid

Valladolid is the capital of Castile-Leon, that vast region to the northwest of Madrid. At first sight, it appears a large, modern, industrial city but there are many reminders of the glorious era when Valladolid was the home and birthplace … Continue reading

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Zamora

In the Middle Ages, the city of Zamora was continually fought over by Moors and Christians, which is, perhaps, why this Castilian municipality has such impregnable looking ramparts. The city originally had three layers of fortification and the first of … Continue reading

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