La Alberca Things to Do

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    Admire the architecture

    by shavy Written Mar 2, 2014
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    The ancient town isn't big take a time to stroll around. It is pedestrianized area and it make your walk much easier
    Admire the ancient houses walking through to the cobbles street ,and is the easiest way to see the locals

    Many of the small street where sells local product and souvenir
    And it's very interesting if you want to know their own product. Such as any other place in Spain you'll find some strange specialty in this town

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    Walk through the end of main street

    by shavy Written Mar 2, 2014
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    Is the square you meet when you enter the village if you came from the otherside
    Here stands arches and cross in the middle of the square
    The story says, it protects the village from evil

    This square looks like the plaza mayor with cross. Here is not too busy as the main square where most of the people hang around to the place

    Is just another photography angle of the village. You came along to this quiet little square where you have beautiful view of the ancient house

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    Church of La Asuncion

    by shavy Written Mar 2, 2014
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    Very special church the building is very simple. Built in the 1300's, the town church may look unassuming from the outside but inside it tells a different and historically rich story

    The Church of the Asuncion, houses many revered wonders such as a 16th-century pulpit sculpted in granite, a splendid Gothic copper processional cross and a figure of Cristo del Sudor

    La Alberca is a small place and this church is in the center of the town
    We haven't seen from the inside as it was closed during our visit
    There are certain days open for public

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    Main square

    by shavy Written Feb 27, 2014
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    The Plaza Mayor (Main Square) where narrow streets converge is the center of the town and boasts granite cross as their symbol and is composed of buildings with balconies filled with flowers in the spring

    The square is surrounded by these lovely buildings with their columned arcades offering shelter from the bright sunshine

    And is a center of social life for the locals, the most representative religious building is the 18th century Church of the Assumption
    The medieval village still preserves its architecture

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    The narrow streets

    by shavy Written Feb 27, 2014
    Most of the shop will be found in the small street
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    The little villages are famed for their attractive old stone houses with typical wide overhanging wooden eaves and balconies and narrow winding cobbled streets

    In some streets, the eaves almost touch. Some old buildings have been converted into workshops and craft shops offering a wide range of local products

    Walking through the stone paved streets of this ancient town with its ancient houses on both sides, still intact, showing their marvelous combination of wood and rock structure, is like stepping back in time

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    Pat the piggy ( the live one not the statue!)

    by Charri Written Sep 17, 2007

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    There is a local piggy who appreciates a tummy rub in the village. She can be found (although she could soon disappear....) around the main square. Alternatively you might like to pat another part of the pig statue which is near the main church. Of course those that pat this stone pig in a particular place are keen to change nappies in the near future ;-D.

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    Check Out El Cerdo de San Anton

    by fmaven Written Dec 6, 2005

    In front of the Church of the Assumption, there is a statue of "El Cerdo de San Anton" (St. Anthony's Pig). A local tradition is that the pig would be let loose and all of the townspeople would feed and care for it--fattening it up.

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    Local in Mourning

    by pabertra Written Jul 17, 2004

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    Woman dressed in mourning clothes

    This local woman and I began talking as I passed through the streets. I stopped and shared a little with her. She really was amazing. She told me she was wearing the mourning outfit, because a year ago she had lost a relative. Before I left she grabbed my hand and kissed it and I had to get a picture of her.

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    The town pig

    by pabertra Written Jul 17, 2004

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    The town pig

    This statue represents the town pig. Every year the locals select a piglet to be the town's pig. It runs loose in the streets and everyone feeds it when they see it. At the end of the year when it is nice and plump, they slaughter it and share the ham and sausages that it produces.

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    Place for Remembering the Dead

    by pabertra Written Jul 17, 2004

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    Remembrance of the Dead

    There are 2 real skulls built into this wall, where locals come to light the solitary candle in remembrance of the dead. On the anniversary of the death of a loved one, they walk a specific route around the town that both starts and ends here.

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    The Town Plaza

    by pabertra Updated Jul 17, 2004

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    The town plaza

    The town plaza in La Alberca is small, but is full of charm. Often you will find women selling turron, which is a food similar to brittle, that consists of honey and egg whites over almonds, which is a specialty here. It is a very common Christmas food. Don't miss out on seeing the town jail, courthouse, and town hall, which are all housed in one building! Their are a few tourist shops scattered aroud the plaza as well. This is the hangout of the locals, who come to dine and people watch.

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    Local Making Lace

    by pabertra Written Jul 17, 2004

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    Local Making Lace

    I happened along this woman while wondering the town of Miranda del Castanar. She was sitting in her doorframe making lace.

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    The mark of the Spanish Inquisition

    by pabertra Written Jul 17, 2004

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    Mark of the Inquisition

    This was tucked away in a little alley, but it is very clearly a sign of the former Spanish Inquisition.

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    The Town Jail, Courthouse, and Town Hall

    by pabertra Written Jul 17, 2004

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    Town Hall, Jail, Courtroom

    This small building houses so many things. The top floor is a very modest courtroom. The middle floor is the town hall and the bottom level is the dark and dank town jail.

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    The Streets of La Alberca

    by pabertra Written Jul 17, 2004

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    Streets of La Alberca

    You do not need a map or guidebook to explore this town. Just don't blink or you will miss amazing bits of history that are tucked away in the most obvious, but unexpected places.

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