Casa Rural Luis Miguel
Travel Blogs from Castejon
... evidence of early Roman settlement with the first recorded occupation by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1177 the city was conquered by the Catholic King Alfonso VIII who immediately tore down the mosques and commenced the construction of a Cathedral in the same year. That Cathedral, still stands today although the facade has undergone a number of changes.
There isn't much recorded about how the city was taken and there ...
... might come up on broadcast
TV. Back then a church potluck slideshow was a real treat. Wow, how times have
changed since I was a kid!
I eagerly attended those potlucks and slideshows because of
my interest in the world. One of those that particularly stands out in my mind
was one on Spain put on by the daughter (I think her name was Kathy Hammel) of
a church member who spent a year studying in Madrid. I still recall some of ...
... up my First Class seat for a seat in regular economy … but I had a window, which really helps with sleeping, and the person in front of me very nicely didn’t recline (super-points!), so I slept part of the way. My bag was first off the carousel in SFO (hurray!), and Paul had left the car for me, so I walked to it and drove home. Gruden, once I woke him up and reminded him who I was, greeted me with ...
Then I walked around the town a bit, ending at the Plaza Mayor. At this point, it was time to head back to the hotel and check out. Which I did.
From Salamanca, I drove on back roads to Segovia, with the hope of being able to see the Alcazar from the valley below (it really wasn’t far out of the way). Unfortunately, the sky grew overcast, so the light was not good. Still, I did manage to see Segovia from various vantage ...
... in the choir: dragons and demons and a guy stealing from a chest. The most impressive feature is a great oculus which admits light into the ambulatory. We also admired the clever arch-work that expanded the space in the apse. In the treasury was a “monstrance” that holds the host – legend has it that it was created from the first gold that arrived from the new world.
After the cathedral, we ...
Other places to stay in Castejon
Ctra. N-232, Km. 83.4, Castejon | 3 star hotelfrom $56