Day: February 17, 2017

OT: Zamora, the great unknown

Zamora is a city in Castile and León, Spain, the capital of the province of Zamora. It lies on a rocky hill in the northwest, near the frontier with Portugal and crossed by the Duero river, which is some 50 kilometres (31 mi) downstream as it reaches the Portuguese border. With its 24 characteristic Romanesque style churches of the 12th and 13th centuries it has been called a “museum of Romanesque art”. Zamora is the city with the most Romanesque churches in all of Europe. The most important celebration in Zamora is the Holy Week. (Source: Wikipedia)

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OT: Peguerinos (Avila)

The long trek of my hiking group this month was around the Aceña reservoir dam in Peguerinos (Avila). The 10km itinerary originally planned, resulted in a 15.5 km route The heavy rains of a few days ago had flooded a bridge we had planned to cross, making it impassable. With a slope of some 206 metres and an accumulating height of 531 metres,  it took us 4 hours and 48 minutes to complete the course.

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