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Travel Blogs from El Burgo de Osma
Gumiel is the small village where Dominic was taken to study and where he lived with his uncle. We see the house, now restored and the nearby church. At Silos, we visit the Benedictine Monastery, where the highlight is the beautiful cloisters, containing eleventh century Romanesque stone carvings. Here it is said that Jane of Aza came to pray at the tomb of Santa Domingo de Silos. Her son, Dominic de Guzman is probably named after him. Lunch in ...
I woke up just before dawn this morning and took a walk to the hill overlooking Caluerega. There is a large cross here (cross of St George) and the view takes in the monastery and the outer homes of the small village. Beyond that are green fields, some ploughed ready for grain crops and others with young grape vines. The wine industry is growing in this region of Spain. Breakfast is simple, bread rolls, fruit ...
This morning was spent exploring the beautiful city of Salamanca. We visited the two cathedrals, the Dominican monastery and the enclosed Dominican convent, established by wealthy widows in 15th century. Once again the weather is perfect, so walking the streets is a pleasure. Then a two hour bus ride to Aza (or Haza), during which we were shown the film, The Way, inspiring me once again to seriously start planning to ...
We have just spent 2 days in Madrid. It's a clean city with a very vibrant night life. Sunny and I walked and walked till we couldn't go any further. I visited the richest football club in the world with a mate - Real Madrid. We took a tour of the stadium and got to sit in the sub box and walk on the pitch. It was a great tour. Much better than FC Barcelona. Now we are on the bus headed towards a place in Spain called ...
... although we couldn't go into the main ones because it was Saturday and there were weddings either starting or finishing in each as we passed (we saw four in the space of 20 minutes). We didn't have time to do a guided tour of the cathedral (compulsory and complete with hairnets and hard hats because there was an open site renovation under way), but it was more of a hill top fortress than a cathedral judging by the outsides!
We set off south again, ...
Other places to stay in El Burgo de Osma
Calle Mayor No 2, El Burgo de Osma | 4 star hotelfrom $63
Avenida Juan Carlos I, 1, El Burgo de Osma | Hotelfrom $60
C/ San Pedro de Osma 19, El Burgo de Osma | Hotelfrom $107
Universidad 5, El Burgo de Osma | 4 star hotelfrom $102