How could you define exactly what the Madrid Trail is and what it implies for Madrid residents and tourists who continually visit it?
As odious as it may be, perhaps the best start is to go to that elusive, but timely comparison, as odious as they may seem.
Put to this, what best describes our Tr
The great Art of Architecture at the service of Sacred Geometry. In the same way, that metaphorically and comparatively speaking, we could consider the great Gothic cathedrals such as the Light or the Sun of Christianity, its Moon, or its counterpart, we would find it in that nocturnal, underground
The old myths and legends tell us that we all have a double and that if we meet him one day, it would mean that our death is near.
In Germany, the cradle of that famous poet and poet, Goethe, they refer to this phenomenon, with the curious and melodic name of Doppelganger.
Although not exactly th
Some Romanesque temples, even for masking ancient pre-Christian cults, are linked to interesting legends, in whose background, conveniently distorted, the trace of ancestral myths persists.
One of such temples would be that of this small town of the Sorian moorland, about twenty kilometers away fr
After a millennium of its existence, many of the main cultural buildings of the Pre-Romanesque or Asturian Art, continue to exercise their work and constitute a reference for pilgrims who venture to travel the various roads of the Principality of Asturias, which are directed towards Oviedo and the
Mysteries of Asturian Art: San Miguel de Lillo
Barely a hundred meters from the amazing building of Santa María del Naranco, another spectacular temple claims our attention without fail: San Miguel de Lillo or Liño.
It is an amazing building, which apparently only survives the church, whose height
Legendary buildings, which still retain all the mystery about their origins, are those that, under the name of ‘Pre-Romanesque’ or ‘Asturian Art’, surprise by their beauty, their mediatic singularity and their mysterious origins.
Created in a period between the 7th century, with the Muslim invasio
The writer and theosophist Mario Roso de Luna spoke, in an interesting novel book, of his amazing traveling and spiritual experiences for what he called "the dark Asturias."
For him, 'the dark Asturias', was not, but that deep and traditional Asturias, immersed in its great myths and mysteries, wi
The origins of Castro Urdiales, are lost in that dark, infinite night of history, when man, undoubtedly helpless and pathetically frightened in the face of this magnificent environment, took refuge in caves, on whose walls he left testimony of his rites and his anguish
Cited by Pliny the Elder and
Outside the ancient medieval walls and also located just a few meters beyond the old bridge, the church of San Claudio de Olivares also induces a moment to stop and get carried away by that seductive Muse that is always speculation.
Away from the humble constitution of its neighbor, the church of
It is San Vicente de la Barquera, a beautiful fishing village, whose history is linked, at least, to two great transcendental epics, such as the world of pilgrimages and the spiritual devotion to the mythical figure of Stella Maris or Star of the Mares, invocation of a Marian nature, although bette
The Spaniards say that we are a people capable of extracting gold from an alcuza, which, after all, does not mean anything else, except that we have a strong sense of criticism and ingenuity.
Perhaps that is why, one of our most excellent writers of the Golden Age, the always enigmatic don Miguel