en.infoglobe.cz » Spain, Sigüenza – We Travel in Time

Spain, Sigüenza – We Travel in Time

Published: 23.12.2020
Let´s delve in this magical city.

We visit Sigüenza, a city of just 4,300 inhabitants that houses one of the most
important monumental complexes in the province of Guadalajara (Castilla-La
Mancha), nestled on a promontory that dominates the views over the Henares river
valley.

hrad Sigüenza

The strategic location of Sigüenza caused that it was populated since the Iron Age, receiving the name from the Celtiberians and that, with the arrival of the Romans, it became an essential stop on the route that linked the cities of Mérida and Zaragoza, in the west and northeast of the country respectively. During the Visigothic occupation it became an important episcopal see.

Sigüenza (henar langa unsplash)

However, it was the Muslims who would build the Sigüenza castle, one of the main monuments that we can see today, although it is true that it has been quite modified to this day. The castle was badly damaged during the civil war (1936-1939) and today it has regained its former splendor, to house the Sigüenza tourist parador, a hotel that today offers its visitors a unique environment in which to stay. At the foot of the Sigüenza castle there is a network of narrow streets that lead to the Plaza Mayor, filled with buildings of medieval origin that give this La Mancha town a special charm.

katedrála   katedrála

Among these buildings, the church of Santiago stands out, a Romanesque gem located in the middle of Calle Mayor, following this street we will end up in the picturesque Plaza Mayor de Sigüenza, which is considered one of the most beautiful Castilian squares in Spain. Its cathedral is striking in Sigüenza, with an imposing fortress appearance that was built between the 12th and 18th centuries. Various architectural styles are intermingled in its design.

skulptura Martína Vázqueze de Arce

All the monumentality of the Cathedral of Sigüenza can be appreciated perfectly from the Mirador de la Ronda, from which you can also see the hamlet that extends at the foot of the castle. Following our Castilian visit, it is easy to be surprised by the second most important civil building in Sigüenza. It is a tower house that was the residence of the Vázquez de Arce, a noble family from this city.

Sigüenza

The church of San Vicente is one of the three Romanesque jewels of the city. Inside you will find the image of the Sigüenza patron, and from here we will access the prison square, which was the main square of Sigüenza during the Middle Ages. We can return to the starting point at Sigüenza castle or wander around in search of other points of interest, such as the parish of Santa María, the episcopal palace or the Alameda park. In Sigüenza, the traveler will find a typically Castilian city, with origins that go down over time, and where today it is still possible to find not insignificant Romanesque works.

 

GPS: 41°04'06.9"N 2°38'30.7"W

 

Text: Daniel Fernández Cantalapiedra

Photos: Wikimedia Commons: Manuel de Corselas, Malaya, Angel de los Rios, unsplash.com



Discussion at the article (0)


Related Articles

Spain I: Barcelona – Center of Catalonia - VIDEO
Published: 21.4.2015
Spain’s second largest city, the center of Catalonia, popular destination of digital nomads, and mostly the place from where you bring countless great experiences. Barcelona is very kind to any type of traveler and you can visit it in any season.

Spain, Coruña – Somewhere in the Atlantic
Published: 30.12.2020
In the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula and the border with Portugal we find the Spanish region of Galicia.

Spain, Malaga – A City of Almost Three Thousand Years – VIDEO
Published: 19.6.2021
Right on the famous Costa del Sol in Andalusia, Spain, lies one of Europe's oldest cities, Malaga. The formation of the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Spaniards. That's why countless sights await you. In the article and video, we'll take you to the most interesting.

Spain, Costa Brava – Following the Footsteps of Salvador Dalí
Published: 19.5.2021
Salvador Dalí. A name that lives 30 years after the death of its bearer. This eccentric artist has left an indelible surrealistic footprint not only in painting, sculpture, photography and literature, but also in architecture. And it was in this area that it was most realized in its homeland, the so-called Wild Coast (Costa Brava) of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia in the north of Spain.

Spain, Murcia – Salty Lagoon, Flamingos, and A Green Mountain Range
Published: 6.2.2021
Almost everyone knows the Dead Sea in Israel, but have you ever heard of the European one? This seawater lagoon is located in the Spanish region of Murica and is called the Mar Menor.

Spain II: Tibidabo – Sacred Mountain above Barcelona - VIDEO
Published: 28.4.2015
Having 512 meters, Tibidabo is the highest summit of the Serra de Collserola. Therefore, you should miss it if you want to enjoy one of the best vistas over Barcelona. Tibidabo is on city’s northwest. You can easily distinguish it for its white temple on the top.

Spain III: Barcelona – Hundreds of Years of History or What Sights to Visit - VIDEO
Published: 5.5.2015
In narrow streets of historical center in Barcelona is really easy to get lost. However, you can be sure that you would always end up at some cathedral or, at least, small shrine. They are hard to see from distance, they just suddenly pop up in front of you. On the other hand, famous Sagrada Família is easy to see from distance.

Spain IV: Barcelona – Vivid Streets - VIDEO
Published: 12.5.2015
I visited the Catalonian capital with my family for a week in the time of Christmas holidays. I like to learn about culture of the country I spend my time in so I spent lot of time wandering in the streets, in parks or had breakfast in back-alley cafes with locals. I enjoyed hours-long dinners having great tapas and even better wine. I tried to met as new people as possible. True, only disadvantage was that I didn’t speak Spanish or Catalonian.

Spain, Alto Ampurdán – Visiting the Province of Gerona
Published: 9.12.2020
Spain has almost 8,000 kilometers of coastline, including the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean coast. Today we will visit a region located in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia (Spain consists of 17 autonomous communities), namely the province of Gerona.

Spain, Burgos – Trip to the North of the Country
Published: 28.9.2018
The city of Burgos is known for its beautiful cathedral. No wonder it was built here as the city used to be one of the most prominent pilgrimage stops on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

Spain, Cordoba – A City of Two Cultures
Published: 25.7.2016
A beautiful city scenting with orange trees is located in Andalusia, south Spain - Cordoba (Córdoba in Spanish). The city is protected by UNESCO. Tourists are lured in for its Arabic architecture originating around the year 1000. The city was an important part of Islamic cutlure back then.

Spain, Barcelona: A City Which Has It All – VIDEO
Published: 1.12.2020
On our website you can find articles about various interesting cities. We recently visited Valencia and New Jersey, for example. Today we will focus on the picturesque metropolis of Catalonia - Barcelona. This is a city that you will definitely like. Why are we so confident? Because this city just has everything. It offers so much that you can't be disappointed.

Spain, Cuenca – One of the Most Beautiful Medieval Towns
Published: 10.8.2018
Cuenca offers a beautiful view, overlooking the gorge of the river Huecar. The location of the city has the result of a specific architecture in the form of hanging houses rise on steep rocks.

Spain, Malaga – Live On the Street of Historical City – VIDEO
Published: 14.1.2020
Southern nations are famous for how much time they spend outside in the streets of their cities. Whether it's a several hours long dinner or an afternoon coffee. Let us now go back together to Malaga on the Andalusian coast and soak up at least a fraction of the local atmosphere.

Spain, Malaga – La Cala de Mijas and Marbella
Published: 26.8.2018
Even though summer is slowly coming to an end, it is still a good time for vacation. Today, we will head the sunny country of Spain, more precisely to Andalusia. We will see the province of Malaga to enjoy the Costa del Sol.

Spain, Valencia: The Capital of The River Turia
Published: 14.11.2020
Famous for the Fallas of Valencia, maybe you have heard it sometime in the past, but also for its gastronomy, its good climate and for its love for life. A city not as well known perhaps as others (Madrid, Barcelona) but that undoubtedly has nothing to envy.


Related Photogallery

Spain: Barcelona – Maritime Beaut
The city which never sleeps. This is probably the most accurate nickname to the second largest ci...

Spain - In the rhytm of Flamenco
Spain (officially the Kingdom of Spain) is to be found on the Iberian Peninsula as well as Portu...

Spain: Barcelona - the city of dreams
Barcelona, the capital of autonomous spanish region Catalonia, situated in the northeast. To Barc...

Place

Czech republic

Partners:

We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017

 

Guide:

Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone

 

 

Today:sunday 20. 6. 2021
Holiday:Květa
Today:
sunday 20.6.
32 °C
Tomorrow:
monday 21.6.
31 °C