Burgos

La Yecla gorge, adventure in a natural place.

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The La Yecla gorge is one of the natural wonders of the province of Burgos. Both the La Yecla as the nearby space of the Sabinares del Arlanza are part of a protected natural area of Castilla y Leon. Its richness of flora and fauna is spectacular: griffon vultures, roe deer, otters, wild boars, ancient […]

Burgos

Covarrubias, a medieval Castilian town.

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Covarrubias is a Castilian medieval town with years of history. Here you can find a beautiful collegiate church, a medieval keep with a siege weapons museum, a monument to a Viking princess, beautiful houses of Castilian architecture, … and even a viking hermitage of the 21st century in honor of San Olav! Covarrubias is a […]

Burgos

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 […]

Burgos

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 […]

Burgos

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 […]

Cantabria

The medieval town of Santillana del Mar.

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The medieval town of Santillana del Mar is known as the village of 3 lies: it is not holy, it is not flat and has no sea … But that does not mean that we are talking about any villa. Its well-kept streets, stately homes, its impressive collegiate church, … Santillana del Mar village is […]

Asturias region

Rural cottage in Asturias with dog: Proaza.

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Enjoying rural cottage in Asturias is wonderful. And even more if you can get to know a village as beautiful as Proaza village, located in the middle of nature. Here you will find unbeatable views of the Cantabrian Mountains, hiking trails, reservoirs, natural parks … and even some specimens of Iberian brown bears! Rural cottage […]

Cantabria

Outdoor destinations in Cantabria (Summer).

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The summer is near and, given the situation, you have to choose well where to go. In Gaviotina blog we offer you these 5 outdoor destinations in Cantabria: Cabarceno Nature Park, SantoƱa, Potes, Santillana del Mar and the Ebro reservoir. We hope it helps you choose your destination! Outdoor destinations in Cantabria: Cabarceno Nature Park […]

Laguardia village

A rural getaway to Laguardia (Alava).

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The good weather and the desire to go out and enjoy the field is here. And what better option than to enjoy a rural getaway to Laguardia: stroll through this beautiful town, visit a winery in Rioja Alavesa region, go hiking in the area, … Do not hesitate, come and enjoy the Laguardia village! Where […]