Opposite to the main face of the Palace spreads a rectangular square, limited at the three other sides with houses on arches. There are about 70 columns and balconies.With 6.862 square meters it is one of the biggest squares of Spain, being the Duke's pride in his time.The all-powerful Duke of Lerma, plenipotentiary minister of the monarch Felipe...more
It is impossible to write about the town and palace of Lerma without mentioning Don Francisco Gomez de Sandoval y Rojas, Duke of Lerma (1552-1625). He was the favourite of Philip III king of Spain and the first of his ministers called "Validos" in that time. The Duke of Lerma amassed power in an unprecedented way what allowed him to have this...more
The most interesting construction of the city. This beautiful Palace was constucuted over the ruins of and old XV castle, and was designed by the Architect Francisco de Mora in the traditional Castilian style with four towers. . The building is situated at the Plaza Mayor, a huge plaza surrounded by arcades. Actually the building is a National...more
The ex-collegiate church of San Pedro Apostol has a remarkable organ of the 17th c. which for her characteristics is one of the few organs in Spain in a sufficient good state to allow her use. This organ from 1615 was made by Diego de Quijano who worked for King Felipe III.In August, on the Saturday afternoons, Baroque music concerts are organised...more
On the right of the Ducal Palace is an attached square on which stands the Convent of San Blas also commissioned by the Duke of Lerma with the same architect. It was and still is a convent for Dominican nuns. For several centuries the convent was joined to the Palace by an alley with arches. Above the entrance are two blazons of the duke.From the...more
In the square of Santa Ana is the sepulcre of the Cura Merino (el guerrillero).If you go to the end of the aquare you can enjoy the views of the river Arlanza and the "vegas"This square is in the middle of the Mnasteries of Santa Teresa (where tousit office is sited now) and Santa Clara monastery.more
Nice restaurant with traditional Castillan dishes. Excellent meat of different types prepared in the oven (heated with wood) or on the grill. The oven is in the restaurant so that you can follow the preparation. Very good choice of wines. If you like the "Ribera del Duero" type you should try here the local wines "Ribera del Arlanza". Hellas...more
There are many traditional places to eat here (asadores).We went to this little one, where you can have ONLY lamb and salad. They make lamb in the oven daily at 14:00, so U better be there in time, cos if you arrive at, let's say, 14:40, there won't be food left for you!! There's 2 things U shouldn't miss when visiting Lerma:- Cordero asado...more
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The best way to discover all this cities and villagues around CAstilla Leon is by car, so you are own of your plans.....
In Santa Clara square you can find a monument dedicated to Jeronimo Merino, a priest who was a hero of the Independence War (19th century) against the french.