The monastery of Santa María la Real de Huerta is a Cistercian monastery that is located in the town of Santa María de Huerta, province of Soria, Community of Castile and León (Spain). This is the place of the old Castilian border between the kingdom of Castile and that of Aragon. The monastery was built …More
The Tranquera reservoir is located in the municipalities of Carenas, Nuévalos and Ibdes, in the province of Zaragoza, autonomous community of Aragon in Spain.
The reservoir takes waters from the Piedra River and involved the flooding of two towns: Somed and Cocos. The reservoir allows the supply of drinking water to the city of Calatayud, as …More
Monasterio de Piedra (Stone Monastery) is a monastery, hotel, SPA and park complex in the Iberian System mountain ranges, near Nuévalos, province of Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain.
The monastery was founded in 1194 by Alfonso II of Aragon, with thirteen Cistercian monks from Poblet Monastery, in an old castle next to the Piedra River, and was dedicated …More
The El Grado reservoir (Embalse de El Grado) is located in the vicinity of the Huesca municipality of El Grado (Spain), downstream from the Mediano reservoir.
The construction of the dam was completed in 1969, damming the waters of the Cinca River next to the town of El Grado.
It is a gravity dam that occupies an …More
Torreciudad is the name of a Marian shrine in Aragon, Spain, built by Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei, and consecrated on July 7, 1975, under the title of Our Lady of Torreciudad. Devotion to Mary under the title of Virgin of Torreciudad is said to date back to the eleventh century.
Together with the …More
Mequinenza Dam is a concrete gravity dam in the province of Zaragoza, Spain. It impounds the Ebro river creating a large reservoir, which is called Mar de Aragón (Aragon sea).
Built in 1966 on the Ebro river, it has an area of 7,540 hectares of water, being the largest reservoir in Aragon. Its volume reaches 1530 …More
The Community of Madrid is one of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain. It is located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, and of the Central Plateau (Meseta Central). Its capital is the city of Madrid, which is also the capital of the country. The Community of Madrid is bounded to the south and …More
The Royal Palace of El Pardo is a historic building in the community of Madrid, Spain, in the present-day district of Fuencarral-El Pardo. It is owned by the Spanish state and administered by the Patrimonio Nacional agency. It serves as the state guest house of the Spanish Government.
The palace began as a royal hunting lodge. …More
El Escorial, or the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, or Monasterio del Escorial, is a historical residence of the King of Spain located in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 2 km from the town of El Escorial and about 45 kilometres northwest of the Spanish capital Madrid.
Built between 1563 …More
Castilla–La Mancha, or Castile-La Mancha, is an autonomous community of Spain. Comprising the provinces of Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara and Toledo, it was created in 1982. The government headquarters are in Toledo.
It is bordered by Castile and León community, Madrid community, Aragon community, Valencian community, Murcia community, Andalusia community, and Extremadura community.
It is one …More