Some news from Spain XVII

Well getting back to my Spain and just a primer will be there in May and August so far booked this year . Some of the latest from the land of everything under the Sun.

Some of the wonderful Roman ruins and not so ruins in Spain are here some of my favorites spots:

Going to the villa Olmeda and the La Tejada in Quintanilla de la Cueza; rather than go into my short and sassy writing here is a page in English that tells you better about it, a must to see.

http://www.villaromanalaolmeda.com/contenido?id=a1de68ac-0727-11de-9688-fb9baaa14523&lang=en

You can continue the route by going to Fuente Alamo, Puente Genil, Cordoba as well as the nearby El Ruedo, Almendinilla. Again better explained here

http://www.turismopuentegenil.es/en/tourism/fuente-alamo-roman-village

Following on we arrive at Villa Arellano, Navarra another wonderful manifestation of mosaics and walls decorated from Roman Times!

http://www.turismo.navarra.es/eng/organice-viaje/recurso.aspx?o=4338

We arrive by Carranque, Toledo visiting the Casa de Materno; and going over to nearby province of Cuenca for visiting the places of Segóbrida and Valeria; more on them below

http://www.parquearqueologico.org/es/

http://www.spainisculture.com/en/monumentos/cuenca/ruinas_romanas_de_valeria.html

http://www.spainisculture.com/en//monumentos/cuenca/parque_arqueologico_de_segobriga.html

Following our story we get to see Centcelles, Constanti ,Tarragona; and the nearby formation of Dels Munts in Altafulla;more here http://www.patrimonioculturaldearagon.es/bienes-culturales/villa-fortunatus-fraga-Huesca

Following our trails we reach Veranes, Gijon, Asturias; and not to missed the Roman spas of Campo Valdés in the center of Gijon and also visit the Parque Arqueológico Natural de la Campa Torres; again more info here ; https://museos.gijon.es/page/5280-villa-romana-de-veranes

We move on to Villaricos, Mula, Murcia and see the Fuente Caputa looking at the Roman site of Cerro de La Almagra,in the same Banks of the river Mula. more info here in Spanish; http://www.losvillaricos.es/?page_id=13 ; and Murcia Today English language paper has a nice story on it here; http://murciatoday.com/mula-the-roman-villa-of-los-villaricos_4711-a.html

Next , we stop by Brunel , Quesada, Jaén ,just in front of the mountains of Sierra de Quesada ,more on it here

http://www.sierrasdecazorlaseguraylasvillas.es/en/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&sobi2Id=462&Itemid=

OF course, these are just some of my favorites, Spain is loaded with Roman past and Worth the detour.

Now changing the subject how about those good deal restaurants including one of my all time favorite from my district in Madrid.  Plaza Quintana, Docamar! here since 1963 claiming the best patatas bravas of Madrid https://www.docamar.com/

And of course , more like Casa Mingo and the Asturian connection in Madrid, here since 1888. A classic! http://www.casamingo.es/?lang=en

Casa Hortensia, with the best fabada of Madrid….http://www.casahortensia.com/

La Gloria de Montera, nice decor with great traditional food at good price/quality ratio; http://www.grupandilana.com/es/restaurantes/la-gloria-de-montera

right in tourist central Plaza Mayor but very good price/quality ratio is Casa Maria http://www.casamariaplazamayor.com/;

And Orio, by Fuencarral, and Plaza Mayor, very good bar of buffets style goodies , good prices; http://www.oriogastronomiavasca.com/restaurantes/33/Madrid

And last but not least two wonderful events coming up in Madrid; Prado and Attraction park, two old favorites of mine.

At the Attraction park in Casa de Campo you will find the wonderful Parque de
Atracciones de Madrid. I came here when a kid and then my kids came here nice
memories always;these days it is held the Comic Fan, an event that will bring you to the
park and the world of fantasy, science fiction and images. You will learn how to use a
laser sword and do comic shops and maquillage FX or pose for a theme photocall so you
look like a real actor/heroe. You will go into the world of Warcraft and do your own trailer
of a movie with a visual experience. There will be expositions, collection pieces,
boutiques, and animated spectacles .Of course, as well as enjoying the rides In the park
from April 9,10,16,17,23 and 24. The admission for all is 19,90€ per adult.
http://parquedeatracciones.es/en/comicfan?_ga=1.256949451.1179216715.1460033957
The great exhibition of French painter George La Tour continues in the Prado. The
baroque painter will have presented 31 works from his total around 40+. George La
Tour,was born in the current región of Lorraine,France, and remains a misterieuse
personaje. Very little documentation exist of him only that was attached to his family
in a difficult period of the Thirty years War and the plague, and that he already saw
fame while living. He had clients such as the King of Spain Cardinal Richelieu and
the Dukes of Lorraine, and his painting had a high price. He disappeared and was
difficult to identified his paintings later on. His daytime scenes were confused with
that of other Spanish painters like Zurbarán,and the nightimes with the Dutch school
of painters. Showing at the Museo del Prado , Mondays to Saturdays from 10h to
20h, Sundays and Holidays from 10h To 19h; admission 14€ adults. 50% discount if
coming Mondays to Saturdays from 18h to 20h and Sundays/Holidays from 17h to
19h. The exhibition will be on until June 12 2016.
https://www.museodelprado.es/en/whatson/exhibition/georges-de-la-tour-1593
1652/c5c86bb6-04fa-4bd5-9847-912ba0081d8b

 

Enjoy Spain !!!

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