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Sad Hill Cemetery, tribute to the Far West.

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Sad Hill Cemetery is, without a doubt, the best location of the mythical film of “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. It represents with absolute crudeness the absurdity of war, with its hundreds of simple graves arranged in concentric circles. Contemplating the cemetery is also remembering the final climax of the film with the […]

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The story of Princess Kristina of Norway.

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The Princess Kristina of Norway is not unknown to lovers of medieval history. A story with all the ingredients of the time: marriages of convenience, relations between kingdoms, fights for the throne, royal comitives, alliances, religious offerings to saints, … If you wonder how a Scandinavian princess could end up buried in Covarrubias, one of […]

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Hermitage of Saint Olaf, a viking tribute.

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The Hermitage of Saint Olaf is the first temple of these characteristics built in Spain in the XXI century (year 2011). Located on the outskirts of Covarrubias, it is a reference of Scandinavian architecture in one of the towns that were the cradle of the Kingdom of Castile. Built in honor of Saint Olaf, patron […]

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Hacinas, the town with stone trees.

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Hacinas is known as the town with stone trees, since several examples of fossilized trees are found in its municipal area. It is also a well-preserved town, where its typical houses with stone facades, its old church and the remains of a 9th century castle stand out. Where is the town with the stone trees? […]