A former teacher and an invaluable friend said that when the river of tradition sounds, it is undoubtedly carrying historical water.
History and tradition usually go hand in hand, in a country, Spain, which was already old when gods and semi-gods disputed the supremacy of the ancient world, to the
There is something decidedly supernatural in the historical ruins that make them seem, in some cases, a kind of beacon, metaphorically speaking, which attracts irremissibly when not melancholy, attention to that aspect of contemplative metaphysics, where sensitivity constitutes an open door to the
Within the wide spectrum of cultural recreational activities offered by a city like Madrid, it is worth reviewing this splendid exhibition, organized by the Arthemisia Spain association, takes advantage of one of its historic buildings, the Gaviria Palace, to attract attention to that wonderful Fle
Those of us who belong to that generation whose gaze, like the sun every sunset, goes to the mysterious waters of the sunset, there, in that sublime place of the Finisterre, where the pilgrim is symbolically reunited are his ancestors, we have always sung it in our corrosions and children's games.
Camilo José Cela affirmed, in one of his first works (1), something like that everyone talks about the Alcarria, but nobody visits the Alcarria, reaffirming itself in the great adventure, which in the background assumes knowing this very special area of Guadalajara
In fact, it could be said that b
The chronicles say, that by the eleventh century, the church of San Isidoro was built on the ruins of a pre-Romanesque hermitage that stood on the right bank of the Adaja River, outside the walls of some walls, which still continue to surround the city of Ávila, as a symbol of his proud past.
Part of the Saint-Jacque's Way in Asturias, is developed by the attractive and prolific region of Villaviciosa. One of the stops, obligatory and located in the city center of this beautiful city located on the banks of the Ria that bears his name, is in the church of Nª Sª de la Oliva, where intere
Undoubtedly, an emblem located in the old town of the capital of Osca. An emblem, of course, that today continues to defy the details of a Babelic genesis, in which it is speculated with a Roman temple; another later, Visigoth and even a third, Mozarabic, until reaching that foggy twelfth century t
'Monasteries are often surrounded by ancient legends that give their walls an almost magical air ...' (1)
Monastery, beginnings, mystery, legend ... words that, far from appearing as an easy and free contribution, sometimes replace some genesis possibly diluted in those gaps that characterize the
As singer Mari Trini said, may she rest in peace, in this one of her best-known classics, "truths are only words you can believe or not."
But I think it fell short or at least, very scarce in limiting the issue of belief and truth, only to words.
Here is a good example, in my opinion, of what I s
Art and Travel Notebooks. For the Merindades de Burgos: Vallejo de Mena and the Romanesque church of San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo de Vallejo, a beautiful temple that, together with the neighboring church of Siones, raises many suspicions about its authorship. Veiled or openly, the Temple acquires an unu
The Burgos Merindades, a truly special region, which treasures, greeds and collects upon itself, numerous artistic historical wonders, as well as an unimaginable number of fascinating mysteries, associated with them.
Names like San Lorenzo de Vallejo, Santa María de Siones, San Pedro de Tejada or