4.5 based on 592 reviews
The black lake itself is astonishingly beautiful, but if you proceed to climb beyond it you will be rewarded with great walking country and if you can't quite make it to the peak of Urbion, turn right at the end of the hanging valley to the nearest peak which is crowned with a forest of up-ended stones.
4.5 based on 865 reviews
We were surprised that there was parking at the side, even though there was a competition called a triathlon. We thought it would be a peaceful walk, instead it was quite exciting. We were attracted by this competition.
However, we continued our trek on the Ruta Machado, that would eventually lead to the Ermita de San Saturio.
The whole time we were walking next to the river and once at the hermitage, the river was still gracing its beauty.
The first thing we saw was the cave with a stained glass window, illustrating San Saturio talking with a child. We were able even to visit the lower caves where Saturio prayed.
Then we were climbing up the stairs. We saw rock formations everywhere we walked in this edifice. It’s as if the rock and the dwelling became into one.
Everything was quite beautiful, even the stairs leading up.
On our way up we saw a worship place in a cave!
We were able to see where he mediated and where he slept.
However, the chapel on the upper floor was the most beautiful place of all! The ceiling was painted with stories from the Bible and events that happened to Saturio. At the front, there was a statue of the head of Saturio surrounded in gold. The doors were massive and could be easily barricaded so that no one could enter.
Still, I was attracted by the lower cave with its unique stain-glass window. It was a window from the past. Truly worthwhile to see!
4.5 based on 564 reviews
If you find yourself within 50 miles of here you will be amply rewarded if take time to visit. It's a truly stunning place and so accessible for people of any physical ability without disappointing the fittest walker. We saw it last year for the briefest of visits and were so taken with the place we planned our holiday round it this year.
4.5 based on 263 reviews
Numancia is not only an archaeological site, but is also a symbol of resistance and struggle of a people for freedom. Roman writers who were raised the performance of a heroic Numancia giving it a universal dimension.The "Heroic City" takes the long and high hill of La Muela de Garray, from which commands a wide plain, bounded by higher elevations of the Iberian.Numancia is the archaeological site that has brought greater Celtiberian information about the world, being the most extensively excavated.Must visit in the same place where history has fused in the crucible of legend.
I had searched for the best archeological digs of the Romans in Spain. This was the one that looked the best of all: Yacimiento arqueológico de Numancia.
Many of the walls were still standing and archeologists were able to determine what was what. I liked it that they drew pictures of what the structures looked like in the past.
I had no idea that there was flowing water here.
Two houses were rebuilt, so that we could visualize how the Romans lived here. Towards the end we saw pillars still standing tall. Amazing!
My favorite spot though were the gates of this Roman village. We were able to go up on them and see the whole region that way. So beautiful!
It felt so good to see how Romans lived in those days. They were quite astute. Inside their homes it wasn't even hot! It was truly a worthwhile attraction!
4.5 based on 133 reviews
This little church tucked up its little valley is well worth a visit, we had heard it was painted etc, but it's something really special. Obviously, it's a travesty that huge chunks of its paintings were sold to the Prado and then on to America, but there is still plenty left to look and marvel at, and you can imagine what it must have been like. The architecture of the church alone is worth the visit, with its moorish style. It's free to enter too, and opening times are:
Abril, Mayo, Septiembre y Octubre 10:00 a 14:00h y 16:00 a 19:00h. Junio a Agosto 10:00 a 14:00h y de 17:00 a 21h. Noviembre a Marzo 10:00 a 14:00h y 15:30 a 18:00h. Domingos y Festivos 10:00 a 14,00h. Lunes y Martes Cerrado
The nice man will pop out of his hut down the road when he sees a car pull up and open up for you!
4.5 based on 447 reviews
We came here as part of our recent trip to Soria. It's a reasonable 20 minute walk, mostly downhill from the main part of town - which means that you have an uphill walk to look forward to on the way back. There's a pleasant path along the river, which makes for a nice walk to the cloisters. We arrived just before it opened and sat quite happily watching the river for a while. There's a bar just by it, so you can always get something to eat and drink there too.
The cloisters are amazing, with a tremendous amount of detail to absorb and wonder about. The actual church is also very interesting, again with great carvings to look at. We've seen a few cloisters in our various trips and this is certainly one of the finest, just for the amount of carving and the wealth of detail on display. Well worth the walk there and back.
4.5 based on 235 reviews
Santo Domingo church is one of the most representative churches in Soria. If you like Spanish Romanesque architecture, its cover is one of the most impressive in Spain. Some guided tours are offered from the Tourist information (placed in the main street) so you will discover a lot about it.
4.5 based on 259 reviews
A really quaint, lovely village perched on top of a hill in the Mountains. The arch is amazing for it's age and the whole village is so unusual it should be a must visit. The aires is brilliant, water and waste points, and makes a visit in a motorhome great. The only reason we did not stay longer it was SO very cold (frost in mid-April!). A lady in the bar mar-pon was great and it was a shame we had to leave so quickly. The village goes really quiet at night and early in the morning.
4.5 based on 148 reviews
Castillo de Calatañazor, lies in the very small, walled village with the same name in the province of Soria in Spain.
The name Calatañazor is derived from the Moorish name of the castle; Calat-al-Nusur.
Calatañazor Castle has a famous reputation in the history of Spain because it's the place where a legendary Moorish leader called Almanzor, called "The Victor" by the Moors, died in 1002. Almanzor was on his way back from his summer raids in the lands of the Medinaceli and very ill when he died here.
The castle part of the walled village but separated from it by a dry moat that was cut out of the rock.
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