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Ponferrada Castle

May 27, 2020
The origins of the Ponferrada Castle date back to an ancient pre-Roman fort, probably Celtic. Over the years, on these initial constructions, numerous modifications and extensions of it were carried out, being able to see, today, one of the best preserved fortifications in Spain, being declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument in the year 1924.… Continued
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Church of Santa María la Blanca

15 for April, 2020
The Church of Santa María la Blanca in Villalcázar de Sirga (Palencia), on the itinerary of the French Camino de Santiago, also still called Santa María de Lito (the latter being the name of the town until the XNUMXth century), is a temple-fortress started to build at the end of the XNUMXth century, and finished in… Continued
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Templars on the Camino de Santiago

7 for February, 2012
Origins of the Templars on the Camino de Santiago In 1096-1099 the First Crusade took place, in which Hugo de Payns participated, among others. In 1118, the French knight, named Hugo de Payens and the Flemish knight Godofredo de Saint-Adhemar, decided to promote the foundation of a monastic order, the purpose of which was the… Continued
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