Tag Archives: Middle Ages

Blogging about Castillejo de Robledo

The Knights Templar built this castle in the 12th century. They built it over a previous Muslim fort. Today the whole thing is nothing but a ruin. That’s the problem with time. It ruins all kind of stuff; buildings, literature… … Continue reading

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The sweet Madrid of Expoclausura

If you happen to visit Madrid in December, any year, you should consider seriously the “ora et labora” (pray and work) principle that governs the monastic life. No, I’m not trying to convince you to become a monk or a … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean landscape of Foixà

From time to time I like blogging about little medieval villages hidden in the Baix Empordà’s countryside. Foixà is a little medieval village hidden in the Baix Empordà’s countryside. I guess that my extraordinarily sensitive bunch of loyal readers like … Continue reading

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The Knights Templar and the Lobos River Canyon

The Knights Templar were a Catholic military order active from 1119 to 1312. These skilled warrior-monks’ main mission was to protect Christian pilgrims traveling along the coast of the Mediterranean to the Holy Land, Jerusalem… But it is supposed that … Continue reading

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Monells, Madremanya and the noisy 21st Century

I can hardly bear this noisy era. It is really disgusting. We are surrounded by all kinds of horrible noises. If I check my Merriam-Webster dictionary, I realize that the word “noise” has a myriad of synonyms. I am almost … Continue reading

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The melancholic cloister of Sant Domenec

Once upon a time there was a convent in Peralada (Alt Empordà, Catalonia, Spain) The passage of centuries and the brutality of men dismantled little by little the old convent. Today, only its cloister remains. The convent was built by … Continue reading

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Just a little church in a Mediterranean landscape

Today I am blogging about a little Romanesque church. I am aware that this humble building might not be a masterpiece of Medieval Art, but I like it very much. The church, named Sant Andreu de Pedrinyà, is hidden in … Continue reading

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