The Palacio del Marqués de Santa Cruz is a building located in the municipality of Viso del Marqués (Ciudad Real province), in the Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha, in Spain. It was built at the end of the 16th century by Álvaro de Bazán, first Marquis of Santa Cruz de Mudela. It is currently the …More
The Lagunas de Ruidera Natural Park is a protected natural area and one of the great important wetlands located in the Ciudad Real province, the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. The natural park is formed by a set of 16 river lagoons along the Guadiana Viejo valley, as a continuation of the Pinilla river …More
The Peñarroya Reservoir is a hydroelectric and supply dam located in the municipality of Argamasilla de Alba, next to the Peñarroya Castle, within the limits of the Ruidera lagoons natural park, Ciudad Real province, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
The plans for the construction of the Peñarroya reservoir date back to 1917, because two years earlier, in 1915, …More
The Don Quixote Route refers to the journey that the protagonist of the novel El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes followed in his adventures through the lands of La Mancha, mainly, as well as Aragon and Catalonia.
Its official ecotourism route, declared a European cultural itinerary by the Council of …More
Extremadura is an autonomous community of Spain. Its capital city is Mérida. Located in the central-western part of the Iberian Peninsula, it is crossed from east to west by the Tagus and Guadiana rivers. The autonomous community is formed by the two largest provinces of Spain: Cáceres and Badajoz. Extremadura is bordered by Portugal to …More
The Gabriel y Galán reservoir is a reservoir in Spain, formed by the damming of the waters of the Alagón River. It is located in the north of the province of Cáceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura. It receives its name in homage to the Salamanca poet José María Gabriel y Galán at the …More
The Monastery of Yuste is a monastery in the small village now called Cuacos de Yuste (in older works San Yuste or San Just) in the province of Cáceres in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. The monastery was founded by the Hieronymite Order of monks in 1402.
It is the monastery and palace house in …More
The García de Sola reservoir is a reservoir located in the Extremadura area near Talarrubias, Badajoz province, Spain. It was built in 1962 within the actions of the so-called Badajoz Plan, in which several reservoirs were built in the area with the aim of storing water for the irrigation systems that were expected to be …More
A peculiar Gaudi style building in Extremadura, Spain. A strange construction called “Capricho de Cotrina”, located in the municipality of Los Santos de Maimona in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, is one of the buildings baptized as “gaudirreoides”, due to the certain similarities with the magnificent works of the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.
Actually the …More
The sanctuary, also called hermitage of Nuestra Señora Virgen de Gracia in Oliva de la Frontera (Badajoz Province, Extremadura, Spain) is a construction that has a superb Baroque tower comparable to those of Jerez de los Caballeros.
The work, built in the 15th century, perhaps on a previous Visigothic basilica, was remodeled in the 18th and …More