Last year, during my Christmas getaway… I decided to visit the closest part of the strait: San Roque, Jimena de la Frontera, Castellar de la Frontera and Algeciras. In this way, I could cross all of them off my list of “places to visit”, including the coveted to this site, the ancient city of Carteia. … Read more

A forgotten in time palace in Jerez

It history… After the definitive conquest of the city of Jerez by the Castilian king Alfonso X the Wise, the monarch had the arduous task of repopulating these frontier lands. For this, he chose the Castilian nobility and brought with him thirty nobel knights, being one of them Mr. Beltrán Riquelme and Mr. Bernal Riquelme. … Read more

The most charming corner of Jerez

The origin… In the 15th century, the Spanish monarch Henry IV wanted to visit the city. Unable to stay in the ancient arab fortress as usual due to its serious ruinous state, he ordered the construction of some houses to be donated to the city mayor, Don Esteban de Villacreces. The palace was erected next … Read more

A mudejar stately home of Jerez de la Frontera

Walking with a colleague and good friend through the streets of Jerez de la Frontera, the walk took us through the neighborhood of “San Mateo”, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Crossing the adjacent square, known as market square, there are some very interesting streets with old stately houses and sherry bodegas, on … Read more

Carnival of Cadiz (part II)

It seems incredible that the first contest stage have passed and we are already in the quarterfinals of the COAC at the Great Falla Theater… Alreadt seen the origin and historical prolegomenas, we will approach more towards the current carnival, celebrated in the most famous «silver cup» of the world (Cadiz is know as the … Read more

The three wise men, dismantled

Whether you’ve been good or bad and whether you believe in them or not, the Three Wise Men are a figment of your imagination. Within the next few paragraphs I’ll show you so, shall we? The Holy Scriptures say… To know what the Bible says, we have to read what the evangelists tell about the … Read more