San Pedro de Arlanza
The best way to experience Spain, in my opinion, is to go road-tripping as you get to witness, first-hand, the sheer variety that the country has to offer in terms of geography, customs, food and architecture. Last weekend, I was invited to a friend’s place in Burgos, a province in the North of Spain belonging to the autonomous community of Castille y León. Home to numerous megalithic mounds and dolmens and a soupçon of dinosaur tracks, the province of Burgos provides a mother lode of opportunities for archaeologists and ichnologists to delve into the prehistoric world. The archaeological site at the Atapuerca mountains was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List because it provides the earliest and most abundant evidence of humankind in Europe. Burgos also arouses the interest of architecture enthusiasts with its ancient pueblos and historical monuments.
In this post, I will talk about the ruins of San Pedro de Arlanza, a monastery dating back to somewhere…
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