THE COMEDIANS AND AUTHORS’ NEIGHBORHOOD – EL BARRIO DE LOS COMEDIANTES Y DE LOS LITERATOS – LEYENDAS DE MADRID

The comedians and authors’ neighborhood Better known as the ‘Barrio de las Letras’, it is located between the plaza de Benavente, calle de la Cruz, Carrera de San Jerónimo, the Prado down to the Carlos V roundabout, and calle de Atocha to go back to plaza de Benavente. In this space lived great geniuses of Leia mais sobreTHE COMEDIANS AND AUTHORS’ NEIGHBORHOOD – EL BARRIO DE LOS COMEDIANTES Y DE LOS LITERATOS – LEYENDAS DE MADRID[…]

Legend of the Dead Woman – Leyenda de la Mujer Muerta – Segovia

Legend of the Dead Woman The silhouette drawn in the sky by the mountain, known as the ‘Dead Woman’, is a whim of nature, which people’s imagination had interpreted in a singular way. Long time ago, the wife of a tribal chief, whose tribe was settled at the Alcázar hill, raised two twin boys. Eventually, Leia mais sobreLegend of the Dead Woman – Leyenda de la Mujer Muerta – Segovia[…]

LEYENDAS – LEYENDA DE LA SOTERRAÑA (OLMEDO)

Legend of the Soterraña It is said that, before conquering the town of Olmedo, the Virgin appeared to King Alphonse VI and told him that the next day’s battle was going to be favorable. After the victory he ordered to find the effigy of the virgin, until they found it in a pit, underground or Leia mais sobreLEYENDAS – LEYENDA DE LA SOTERRAÑA (OLMEDO)[…]

LEYENDAS – LAS SIETE DONCELLAS MANCAS (SIMANCAS)

Las siete doncellas mancas A tradição diz que as sete empregadas cristãs que cortaram as mãos não voltaram para suas casas, mas decidiram ir para um convento. Eles dizem que Bureva, a cidade dos Sete Mancas, mudou seu nome para Simancas. No escudo de Simancas, aparecem sete mãos de sete donzelas, que, por honra, preferiram Leia mais sobreLEYENDAS – LAS SIETE DONCELLAS MANCAS (SIMANCAS)[…]

LEYENDAS – LA CUEVA DE LA MORA (SIMANCAS)

Caverna de la Mora Simancas perfurou suas entranhas e diz-se que, no tempo da ocupação muçulmana, havia uma passagem que a atravessava inteiramente, desde o poço do castelo até o rio em si e que serviu como canal e rota de fuga em tempos de ocupação. As pessoas idosas do lugar asseguram a existência dessa Leia mais sobreLEYENDAS – LA CUEVA DE LA MORA (SIMANCAS)[…]

LEYENDAS – LOS GALGOS (MATAPOZUELOS)

The galgos A hunter from Madrid went every year to hunt with his greyhounds to Matapozuelos. When he hunted in Madrid, the dogs slaughtered almost all the hares. However, when he hunted in Matapozuelos, the greyhounds didn’t hunt a single animal. When his fellows asked him how he dogs had run in Matapozuelos, he answered Leia mais sobreLEYENDAS – LOS GALGOS (MATAPOZUELOS)[…]

LEYENDAS – LEYENDA DEL CABALLERO DE OLMEDO (OLMEDO)

Legend of the Knight of Olmedo The Knight of Olmedo is a work by Lope de Vega probably written in 1620 and based on a popular song from Olmedo, like other works of the same author. In his plays, Lope de Vega relates the love of Ines and Alonso. Ines is a lady from Medina Leia mais sobreLEYENDAS – LEYENDA DEL CABALLERO DE OLMEDO (OLMEDO)[…]

LEYENDAS – LEYENDA DEL PINO (OLMEDO)

Leyenda del Pino It is said that under a leafy tree some men took shelter from a terrible storm that caused a lot of damage. A lot of pines were burnt and all the pine forest was swept but for a pine where these thirteen men were sheltered, who were protected by the Virgin of Leia mais sobreLEYENDAS – LEYENDA DEL PINO (OLMEDO)[…]

LEYENDAS – LEYENDA DEL CANAL (OLMEDO)

Leyenda del Canal The legend says that a knight of Olmedo, called Mr Juan de Maldonado, was in love with a widowed lady of Medina del Campo. He claimed her love but the lady apologized saying that until the waters of the Adaja didn’t pass by her palace, she would not marry him. That’s how the knight, Leia mais sobreLEYENDAS – LEYENDA DEL CANAL (OLMEDO)[…]

LEYENDAS – EL SOMETIMIENTO DE LA CAUCA CELTÍBERA (COCA)

The subjugation of the Celtiberian Cauca During the Celtiberian period, the region of Coca was occupied by the Vaccaei people. In the province of Segovia we find numerous settlements constituted in large towns such as Coca, Segovia, Ayllon, Cuellar or Sepulveda. It is known that Roman rule was not carried out in a pacific way, Leia mais sobreLEYENDAS – EL SOMETIMIENTO DE LA CAUCA CELTÍBERA (COCA)[…]