21st Sept. Sigüenza

Slept late- very Spanish! Today was a rest day to explore the town which has been here for 2000 years. Celticiberians, Romans, Visigoths, Moors, Christian, all have left their mark here. The town has a Castle, now one of Spain’s finest Paradors.

Peter and I explored the Cathedral which is both grand and has some amazing pieces of rare art and artefacts. The self guided tour was really interesting. There is a beautiful altar dedicated to Saint Librada that was quite different and delicate. There was an altar piece that had never been seen in full before on display in the Temporary exhibition. Sigüenza was very important politically and as a seat of Religious power in the 12th Century onwards after the defeat of the Moors.

There were curios too such as the skull from the faculty of science 1489 that had notes written over it and a coffin cart ( hearse) with almost cartoon depictions of death.

We wandered to all the gates of the old wall and round quaint streets. It was a pleasant day and Sigüenza has a lot to offer a visitor.

Looking down the street to the hills we walked over to arrive in Sigüenza.

Author: fleetfootkath

I am a keen walker and traveller. I love to explore and learn about new people, places and cultures with a sense of joy and gratitude for this fortunate life. I believe walking is a wonderful way to really connect with the present and the beauty of the world that surrounds us. It makes me happy.

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