Spain

13 May - 6 June 2022

 

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Serrano ham at Costco, Getafe

 

Chinchón

 

Chinchón

Belmonte castle, seen in 1960s movie El Cid

   
     

Alarcón, 8th century castle

Castle is currently a hotel

Plaza Mayor, Alarcón

   
 

Hoz de Alarcón path

   
       

Cathedral, Cuenca

Plaza Mayor, Cuenca

Bridge crossing the gorge and Parador

Hanging houses, Cuenca

 

Teruel, Escalinata Del Óvalo

Plaza del Torico

Tower of the cathedral, Teruel

Mausoleum of the lovers (legend)

 

Albarracín

Paseso Fluvial

   

Albarracín

 

Camino natural del Río Guadalaviar

     
 

Daroca

Fountain of the 20 spouts, Daroca

Constructed in 1638

 

Hermitage of Nazarete

 

Belchite - Town destroyed in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

When rebuilt, the destroyed part was left as a memorial

Zaragoza, Aljafería Palace

 
   

Fuente de Hispanidad

Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Pilar

3 minutes pizza vending machine

Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Pilar from Ibis hotel

Mudejar wall on the Cathedral del Salvador

Trasmoz

   
   

Plaza de Pilar, Goya display, Zaragoza

 

The only town ever excommunicated by the Pope for witchcraft. Plaques on a house for being voted witch of the year.

Ágreda, Convent of the Concepcionistas Franciscanas and Mary Jesus of Ágreda, the Blue Nun. She was said to bilocate (be in two places at the same time)

Sádaba castle

SOS del Rey Católico, birthplace of King Ferdinand

Javier castle

Basilica of Saint Francis Xavier

       

Monastery of Leyre. Remains of Navarra´s kings and queens. Crypt at the monastery

 

Canfranc train station. It was a hotbed of spy activity during WWII. It was also used to transfer goods for gold between the German and Franco governments.

       

Foz de Lumbier walking path

SOS del Rey Católico church, mason carvings on the walls and pillar design.

SOS del Rey Católico streets and from the hotel cafeteria

Olite Parador-old Castle

Our room with wrap around balcony

Santa María la Real, Olite

 

14th century Royal Palace of Olite. Home to the kings of Navarra

       

Plaza in Olite

Monastery of Iranzu, founded in the 12th century

12 century portable music player

Estella, San Pedro de la Rua, carved serpent pillar and cloister

   

Irache wine fountain on the Camino

Romanesque bridge in Puente de la Reina

 

Church of Santiago, Puente de la Reina. Statue of Saint James

Alto de Perdón along the Camino de Santiago

Santa María de Eunate Monastery

   

Artajona

 
 

Artajona

 

Name translated: Nipple cheese. Legend has it that when the church forbid depictions of nudity, the Galician farmers got even by forming the chesse into the shape of a breast. It's goes back to at least the 11th century.

 

Bodega Vega del Castillo

Cosecheros Bodegas y Vinados

Érmita de la Ascensión, Ojacastro

 

Ezcaray

Plaza Mayor

 

Cathedral, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, chicken coop (legend)

Tomb of Santo domingo de la Calzada

Belén (nativity scene)

Laguardia, El Gaitero Plaza

 

Saint James carving in the church Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Briones

   
 

Érmita de San Saturio, Soria

   

Monastery of San Juan de Duero, Soria

   

Cañon Río de los Lobos

Érmita San Bartolomé, Knights Templar built in the 12th century. Equidistant between the easternmost and westermost points in Spain

Ucero castle

El Burgo de Osma main plaza

Instagram girl. She had her boyfriend take dozens of photos just to post them to Instagram.

 
 

Burlanga Del Duero castle

 

Almazán chapel

Restaurant seen in the movie "The Way," where Martin Sheen's character's backpack was stolen.

Crew filming something by the cathedral in Burgos

Filming location of Sad Hill cemetery from the movie "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly."
Santo Domingo de Silos

   

First century Roman arch, Medinaceli

 
 

Medinaceli main plaza

Siguenza hotel. Castle of Siguenza

 

Castle of Siguenza

 

Siguenza, Plaza Mayor

Pelegrina and its castle

Hoz de Pelegrina

 

Hoz de Pelegrina from Félix overlook

Camino de Santiago sign in Palazuelos

Church of the Savior, Carabais

 

Guijosa castle

Jadraque castle

 

Plaza de Cervantes, Alcalá de Henares

 

Room in Cervantes birthplace museum

 

Storks

   

Don Quijote and Sancho Panza

Supposedly haunted House of Seven Chimneys (legend), Madrid

Churros and chocolate

Painting in the Prado

 

Plaza Mayor Chinchón

 
 

San Vicente de la Sonsierra

 


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