Jacques

Jacques

Posted on 10/30/2010


Photo taken on June 26, 2010



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P6261700ac Zamora Skyline Duero river and Cathedral View

P6261700ac Zamora Skyline Duero river and Cathedral View
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Zamora is a city in Castile and Leon, 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 km downstream as it reaches the Portuguese frontier; 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! History: During Roman rule it was in the hands of the Vaccaei, and was incorporated into the Roman province of Hispania Tarraconensis; It was on the road from Emerita (modern Merida) to Asturica Augusta (modern Astorga); Two coins from the reign of the Visigothic king, Sisebuto, show that it was known at the time as "Semure"; During the period of Moorish rule the settlement became known by the names of "Semurah" or "Azemur"; After the establishment of the Christian Kingdom of Asturias, the settlement became a strategic frontier post and was the scene of many fierce military engagements between the Muslims and Christians; Control of the town shifted between the two sides a number of times from the early eighth century to the late eleventh century; During this period it became heavily fortified; Henry IV granted Zamora the epithet of "most noble and most loyal city"; Spain Castille y Leon Zamora.

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Evangrek63
Evangrek63
wonderful reflections
6 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Evangrek63
Just a quiet place in Spain near the Portugal border, thank You Evan!
6 years ago.
albertsville
albertsville
Beautiful reflection. Interesting article. I wish I knew the different types of architecture - I am so ignorant in that area. Have a nice weekend.....I checked out your weather and it does not look very promising....guess you will stay at home.
6 years ago.
Jacques has replied to albertsville
Thank You Carol, yes we stay at home this weekend! Hope You are healing of your woundings!
6 years ago.