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Seeking Queen Violante
Lords of all we survey at the top of Allariz All photos in this post 2018 Jessica Knauss unless otherwise specified.  "I didn't even know Alfonso X had a wife," said a Spanish friend of mine the other day. Of course he had a wife—he was the king and needed ...
Seeking Queen Violante
Seeking Queen Violante
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A Saint and His Legend in Zamora Today
All photos in this post 2017, 2018 Jessica Knauss  I live in a place enchanted by long years of people creating, destroying, and most of all, telling stories. A particularly delightful legend surrounds the first Bishop of Zamora, Saint Atilano. Atilano was ...
A Saint and His Legend in Zamora Today
A Saint and His Legend in Zamora Today
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Zamora's Medieval Treasures: Holy Week 2018
Easter Sunday in Zamora Photo 2018 José Pablo Palencia Morchón All year, I was puzzled as to why Spring Break here in Zamora occurs after Easter. The week before, Holy Week, is so full of activities, I thought, why wouldn't people focus on them rather than ...
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Zamora's Medieval Treasures: Holy Week
The monument to the Merlú (an important Holy Week rite) welcomes visitors to Zamora's Plaza Mayor. Photo 2017 Jessica Knauss  I was raised in the American secular/Protestant tradition, so when Spanish people ask me about Easter, I tell them it's a single da...
Zamora's Medieval Treasures: Holy Week
Zamora's Medieval Treasures: Holy Week
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Zamora's Medieval Treasures: Romantic Ruined Castrotorafe
The structures at Castrotorafe were made with red Zamoran bricks. All photos in this post 2017 Jessica Knauss  Castrotorafe's complex history highlights even further the sense of past glory evoked by contemplating its ruins. It's not just Castrotorafe Castl...
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Zamora's Medieval Treasures: Romantic Ruined Castillo de Alba
A corner of Castillo de Alba's homage tower overlooks Ricobayo Reservoir All photos in this post 2018 Jessica Knauss  I'm pleased to report that I've seen more than ten castles since I arrived in Castilla y León in the middle of September 2017. Yes, there a...
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Zamora's Medieval Treasures: Espíritu Santo
Espíritu Santo on its unobstructed side All photos in this post 2018 Jessica Knauss  Some of Zamora's medieval treasures are so humbly self-effacing that they don't even have visiting hours. One such place is the Iglesia del Espíritu Santo, which was consec...
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