Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Zamora and the 867 years of Portugal

Zamora, Spain...

The door is opened to visit the beautiful city of Zamora...

From Zamora


This city is a "Museum of Romanesque Art" with its 24 characteristic Romanesque style churches of the 12th and 13th centuries....

From Zamora


From Zamora


Zamora is the city with the most Romanesque churches in all of Europe...

So, let's enjoy Zamora...

From Zamora


Walking or taking a coche...

From Zamora


We must stop in the Cathedral, one of the finest examples of Spanish Romanesque architecture, built between 1151 and 1174.

From Zamora


From Zamora


From Zamora


It was in this Cathedral, 867 years ago, at 5th of October 1143, King Alfonso VII of León and Castille recognized the Kingdom of Portugal in the presence of King Afonso I of Portugal, witnessed by the papal representative, Cardinal Guido de Vico.
Portugal became an independent Kingdom and the oldest nation in Europe by the Treaty of Zamora!
Congratulations, Portugal! Parabens, Portugal!!

And now, I must leave you... Enjoy the Cathedral!
Don't forget to go to the museum to see its fine Flemish tapestries of the 15th-17th centuries!!!

From Zamora


See you soon, in Avila and Segovia! ;-)

10 comments:

Margarida Elias said...

Que maravilha! Lindíssimo! Obrigada, Sandra, por partilhares estas viagens.:)

Presépio no Canal said...

Obrigada, Margarida, por acompanhares estas viagens ;-)
Mas sinto sempre que o tempo e insuficiente.
Uma noite e uma manha em Zamora e pouco. Nao me lembro do nome da Igreja que fotografei. Eram tantas...
Durante o passeio nocturno so apetecia usufruir o clima e as luzes da cidade, a beleza dos edificios, sem preocupacoes de maior rigor...impossivel decorar tantos nomes...tambem estava de ferias...:-)
Mas sei que voltarei com prazer a Zamora ;-)
Bjs!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear, this was so rich...only you dearest Sandra could bring all the textures and tones of an old and charming place with such HISTORY! Guess what I found today when I got home...a little note that says I have something to pick up at the post tomorrow!!!!! Anita

Presépio no Canal said...

Anita!!! I hope you will enjoy it! Bisous!!!

ana said...

Viva Portugal!
Nesta sua reportagem a nossa nação ganha uma luz extraordinária.
Feliz dia! :))

Presépio no Canal said...

Obrigada, Ana! Um Feliz Dia de Portugal para si tambem!
Lusitania ja quer dizer Terra da Luz! ;-)
Muita forca e luz para Portugal e o que mais desejo! ;-)
Muita mesmo...;-)
Bjs!

Aledys Ver said...

THe name "Zamora" always reminds me of one of the works of the Brönte sisters, Tales of Angria, where there is this disgusting king called "Zamorna" :D
Beautiful church, the architecture is incredible! I'd love to see Segovia again! So I'm looking foward to seeing your photos.
Beijinhos

Patricia Sgrignuoli said...

Sandra,
It´s spectacular this place Zamora!!! The romanesque architecture and decoration is really wonderful!! And we can see them in your photos clearly... The cathedral is amazing...
A lot of story in this place!!!

Presépio no Canal said...

Aledys, as soon as I can, I will publish the photos of Segovia ;-) Lovely city! I would stay there for a week, if I could!

Bjs!!

Presépio no Canal said...

Patricia ;-) Thank you for your lovely words! More photos about El Parador are not forgotten. As soon as I can, I will publish them ;-)

Beijinhos!!!