Alejandra decidió volver a visitar dos de nuestros puertos favoritos. Por supuesto, accedí, pero esta vez visitaremos alguna otra cosa más. La primera parada en La Parra para tomar una deliciosa taza de café.
Alejandra decided to revisit two of our favourite mountain passes. Of course, I agreed, but this time we will visit something else. The first stop at La Parra for a lovely cup of coffee.
The day before I had been surfing the web looking for something to visit and found this XVI Century house. The place was owned by Lope de Vega's father.
Lope de Vega nicknamed 'Phoenix of Wits' and 'Monster of Nature' by Miguel de Cervantes was the more prominent playwright of Spanish literature.
Belonging to the same Century is this palace in Selaya. Palacio de Donadío.
Now, up to the mountains. First, we crossed the 'Caracol' Mountain Pass. A very nice one that serves as a connection to today's objectives.
Soon, we ride through the 'Portillo de Lunada' our favourite.
Before you reach the heights of the pass you will ride through the glacial valley.
Real Fábrica de Artillería de La Cavada.
Time to pull over for lunch. A small lookout allows us to contemplate the strange scenery. Once covered by thick forests, this place was entirely destroyed to supply the 'Real Fábrica de Artillería de La Cavada' -Royal Artillery Factory-
We can see remains of the old buildings and constructions intended for the transportation of the trunks.
It is time to hit the road again. Now we are in Burgos.
The second Mountain Pass is ahead. Estacas de Trueba welcomed us covered with fog, but it does not matter, it is gorgeous anyway.
Halfway down there is a curious building. A ghost train station that never was completed.
Pero Niño', un noble castellano. Un hombre guerrero con una vida larga e interesante.
The last visit takes us to the XIV Century. The Medieval Tower of 'Pero Niño', a Castillian Nobleman. A warlike man with a long and interesting life.
Within its walls, you can learn about his adventures as the venue is a museum with lots of interesting pieces, interactive panels and videos to better comprehend his importance.
A route that we won't forget