Travel to Extremadura and Lisbon

Day 1 Barcelona - Sigüenza - El Escorial (658 Km.)

Extremadura and Lisbon


 

(in 468 Km.) Sigüenza: Our first visit of this trip is this village. First we visited the cathedral. It is a gigantic building in which highlight the Romanesque doors and rosettes, the Gothic choir, the Renaissance chapel of the Heads, the cloister, the Mannerist altar and the Baroque retro-choir, burials and shields that fill all the space. On the way out we walked through the Plaza Mayor, where highlights its arcades and the City Hall.

Siguenza - Plaza Mayor (Main square)
Sigüenza - Plaza Mayor (Main square)

Some of his most interesting buildings are the Church of Santiago, a XII century Romanesque church with its great portico with embellished arches, and the Church of San Vicente, another Romanesque church twelfth century, magnificient on the outside and heavily restored inside.


Sigüenza - Cathedral

On the hill on which sits the city, the ancient castle that was the residence of the bishops and lords maintains today restored all the elegance of towers, courtyards, drawbridges ... is now a National Parador first line. The palace that today is the residence of Bishop, was from the seventeenth century headquarters of the University of Sigüenza, founded in the fifteenth century by Cardinal Mendoza. Hundreds of figures of ancient medicine, law and philosophy were formed in their old classrooms.


Sigüenza - Castle/Parador

Our last visit at this village is the Casa del Doncel (House of the bou of Sigüenza). Occupying the corner of a secluded square, the Gothic house curd and topped with battlements shields where Doncel spent some years of his life.


Sigüenza - Castle/Parador

(in 190 Km.) El Escorial: After the visit to Sigüenza, we continue towards Extremadura, stopping the night at El Escorial.


 

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