'Last Adventure’ on the Cali
  • Day17

    Arco de Fernán González

    July 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    The Arch of Fernán González is a triumphal monument erected between 1581 and 1587 on the initiative of the City Council to honor the memory of Fernán González, the first independent count of Castile (932-970) on the site where his residence was located in the former Calle Tenebregosa (current street Fernán González)

    There is a cartouche with a Latin honorific inscription, attributed to Fray Luis de León, surrounded by the shields of Castile and Leon and Burgos, translated from Castilian says: A Fernán González, Count of Castilla, the greatest caudillo and defender of his time, progenitor of great kings; to his compatriot in the place of his house by public initiative, this monument stands for memory and everlasting glory .
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  • Day17

    Arco de Santa Maria

    July 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Arco de Santa María is one of the 12 medieval doors the city had during the middle ages.

    It was rebuilt by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor during the 16th century, after the local rulers of the city supported him during the Revolt of the Comuneros. On the facade of the arch appear people of importance to the city of Burgos and Castile, such as Diego Rodríguez Porcelos, the founder of the city; Jueces de Castilla; Laín Calvo; Nuño Rasura; El Cid; Fernán González and Charles V himselfRead more

  • Day17

    El Cid

    July 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    El Cid - Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, better known as El Cid Campeador (The Lord Champion), was born, near Burgos, in 1043 and died in Valencia in 1099. El Cid is a famous Spanish national folk hero and the embodiment of chivalry and virtueRead more

  • Day17

    Iglesai de San Lorenzo el Real

    July 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Iglesia de San Lorenzo el Real is a Baroque church in Burgos located on Calle Almirante Bonifaz.

    San Lorenzo was originally a Jesuit church, built between 1684 and 1694 to replace an earlier building of more modest proportions. The work was financed and sponsored by Francisca de San Vítores and erected by Bernabé de Hazas and Francisco del Pontón. After the expulsion of the Jesuits in the late eighteenth century, the church became a parish church.

    Since its creation in 1945, the church has been the seat of the Brotherhood of Coronación de Espinas y de Cristo Rey

    Unfortunately it was closed!
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  • Day17

    Catedral de Burgos

    July 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Catedral de Santa María de Burgos

    Construction, of the immense Burgos de Catedral began in 1221 by the King Fernando III of Castilla, known as The Saint (1199-1252), and the Bishop of Burgos Don Mauricio and was finished in the 18th century. The current Cathedral was built on the site of a Romanesque church which had been demolished in order to build a temple bigger. In fact, the Cathedral has 3 naves, 19 chapels and one of the best Gothic cloister in Spain which is dated in the 14th century and decorated with sculptures of the 13th and 14th centuries

    As this cathedral has more than enough artworks to see in a visit, one option is to stroll along the streets bordering the Cathedral admiring its architecture. Starting in Saint Mary square you can see the impressive main facade in Gothic style with its two outstanding towers which are 84 metres in height and were finished by Juan de Colonía (1410-1481), in the best Gothic style, the great stained glass rose window and its three gates. On the left, you go up the stairs to Fernán González street where you will see the Gothic Coronería or the Apostles gate. Continuing straight and turning on the right to the Pellejería gate which was built in 1516 by Francisco de Colonía and finally, taking Paloma street, you will arrive at the King Saint Fernando square where the Gothic Sarmental gate was built in the 13th century, it is really the more beautiful gate of the Cathedral and the original stained glass window on its facade, turning right here brings you back to Saint Mary square
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  • Day17

    Iglesia de San Esteban

    July 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    The Archbishopric of Burgos moved the cult of the parish of San Esteban to the Church of San Nicolás, to install the Retablo Museum here. The temple that houses the exhibition is a representative building of the Burgos gothic .

    Built between the 13th and 14th centuries , it has a plan of three naves and three apses that are covered with simple ribs.

    Museo del Retablo
    The Altarpiece Museum is installed in the Church of San Esteban, without worship at present, and belongs to the Archbishopric of Burgos . It gathers a collection of altarpieces from the 15th century to the 18th century from various towns in the province of Burgos , it also displays some magnificent religious work from goldsmiths
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  • Day17

    Mirador del Castillo

    July 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Fabulous viewing platform overlooking Burgos

    As its name says, from this viewpoint it is possible to see the the architecture of the Castle of Burgos, built in the year 884 by Count Diego Porcelos, this place functioned as a great castle, a prison which held many kings and infants of that time, amongst others, and also as a gunpowder factory.

    From the Mirador del Castillo it is possible to observe many historical sites and also the Cathedral of Burgos

    Mirador del Castillo will be one of the most beautiful places you can visit when you are in Burgos, it is a peaceful area and you can see several monuments from it, you can also see a lot of details of the monuments
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  • Day15

    Plaza Mayor

    July 28, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    The Plaza Mayor (Main Plaza) in Salamanca, Spain is a large plaza located in the center of Salamanca, used as a public square.

    Construction of the plaza began in 1729 and was completed in 1755. Felipe V ordered the construction of the plaza to be used for bullfighting and it was designed by the Churriguera family in sandstone. It was used for bullfighting up until the mid-19th century, one hundred years after being completed

    Built in the traditional Spanish baroque style and is a popular gathering area. It is lined by restaurants, ice cream parlors, tourist shops, jewelry stores and a pharmacy along its perimeter except in front of the city hall.

    It is considered the heart of Salamanca and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful plazas in Spain. It is connected to the shopping area Calle del Toro from the northeast, Calle de Zamora from the north, the restaurants on Calle de Concejo from the northwest, Calle del Prior and the small Calle de la Caja de Ahorros from the west as well as Plaza del Corrillo from the south.
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  • Day15

    Alberto Churriguera and Count Francos

    July 28, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    The monument dedicated to Alberto Churriguera and José del Castillo, as the architects of the Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, is located in the Plaza del Poeta,

    Alberto Churriguera Ocaña (1676 - 1750) was a Spanish architect of the Baroque, member of the Churriguera family. He was Master of the New Catedral of Salamanca and also of the Plaza Mayor 1728. He made two canvases of the Plaza, as well as other important works in Madrid and Valladolid.

    José del Castillo was also an architect of the cathedral.

    The plaque reads: Salamanca to Alberto de Churriguera and José del Castillo, Count Frankos, architects of the Plaza Mayor on the 250th anniversary of his Termination May 10, 2005
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