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    Santo Toribio

    by albert34 Written Aug 18, 2006
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    It is believed that bishop Toribio was stoned by people of Palencia in V Century.Years later he was a saint.A kind of memorial day is April 16.Members of the Council Hall staff throw on to the people hundreds of bags with bread and cheese.

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    Baptism of Child Jesus

    by albert34 Written Aug 18, 2006

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    The Christening of Child Jesus is on January 1,in the afternoon.A religious parade take place around San Miguel church while the old carol "Ea" is sung.After that and as an old tradition (XVI Century) are thrown sweets on to the people.

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    Simbols -Symbols

    by elpariente Updated Jun 9, 2006

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    Los Maestros del románico además de las imágenes y de los Santos de sus iglesias nos quisieron decir muchas cosas con los símbolos que usaban en todas sus construcciones , tanto a la hora de diseñar y orientar los templos , como con el uso de los números y las veces que representaban las cosas y en las representaciones que hacían en sus templos de animales ( leones , palomas , ranas...) , de vegetales ( calabazas , frutas , hojas ,...)y seres extraordinarios ( Arpías , dragones , sirenas ...)
    Este tema es muy interesante y si quieres leer algo más puedes ver : Canecillos y marcas de cantero

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    The Romanesque masters besides the images and the Saints of thei churches , they tryed to tell us mre thigs with the symbols that they used in all their buildings , so far in the design and orientation , as with the use of yhe numbers and the number of times that they represented the things and in the representations that they did on their temples of animals ( lyons , pidgeons , frogs ...) , of vegetables ( pumpkings , fruits , leaves ...) and extraodinary beeings( Arpías , Dragons , Syrens ,...)
    This subject is very interesting and if you want to read something , you may go to : Canecillos y marcas de cantero
    ( sorry only in Spanish)

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    Simbolos Symbols

    by elpariente Written Jun 9, 2006

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    Aparte de las Imágenes y los Santos que hay en los templos Románicos tenemos que pensar que sus constructores nos querían decir algo más y que para ello prestaban gran atención a los simbolos en la construcción y orientación de sus templos , asi como en los números , tanto en el número en si como en el número de veces que representaban una cosa y en las figuras que hacían en sus capiteles , canecillos...
    Las figuras , tienen distintos significados y las más comunes son figuras animales (león , paloma, serpiente...), productos vegetales ( calabazas , comida de víbora , frutas...) y seres fantásticos (arpías , dragones , sirenas...)
    Si quieres saber algo de este rema puedes leer :Simbología Románica

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    Canteros - Stone carvers

    by elpariente Written Jun 7, 2006

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    Canteros- Stone carvers

    En las iglesias románicas se puede ver que las piedras tienen algunas marcas .Son las firmas de los canteros que las identificaban de esta manera para poder cobrar su trabajo

    In the Romanesque churches you may see hat the stones have some different marks .They are the signatures of the stone carvers as they identified on this way their work in order to be paid

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    Cuadratura círculoSquare to Round

    by elpariente Written Jun 5, 2006

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    Unos de los problema arquitectónicos que se presentaron en el Románico , fue el paso de la planta cuadrada al círculo de la bóveda y lo resolvieron utilizando la "pechina" que permite pasar primero de la sección cuadrada a la octogonal para posteriormente pasar a la circular de la bóveda
    One of the architectural problems that they had with the Romanesque it was how to change from the square base to the round base of the vault and they solved it , using the "pechina" that passes first from the square section to the eight sides and later to the circular of the vault

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    Cerraduras Key Holes

    by elpariente Updated Jun 5, 2006

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    Las cerraduras que guardan los secretos de las iglesias y templos medievales siguen siendo las originales y llama la atención sus formas.
    Muchas iglesias en los pueblos están cerradas , pero siempre hay un vecino que gustoso la abre y te la enseña

    The key Holes that keep the medieval temples and churches secrets are the originals and it pays your attention their forms.
    In many villages the churches are closed , but always there is a neighbour that with pleasure opens and shows it to you

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    Women's golden band

    by -deja.Ismael Updated Aug 27, 2003
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    History says that, in 1388, the city of Palencia was attacked by the English of the Duke of Lancaster, while the militia of the city was out (looking for the same English). Without enough men to defend the city, the women did the job, defeating the English. To remember the action, the ladies of Palencia were allowed to wear golden ribbons over their dress, and they still do in traditional or official events.

    In 1996, a women was elected for the first time to be deputy of Palencia in the Spanish Parliament. She made her oath with dressed in red, with her golden ribbon. A journalist from Madrid who didn't know the tradition wrote she was dressed with the colours of the flag of Spain! :-)

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    Holy Week

    by albert34 Updated Apr 12, 2009

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    Although the best processions in Spain are the ones from Sevilla,Zamora and Valladolid;Holy Week in Palencia is more and more important.Seven days of processions,but Holy Friday is the main day.

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    San Antolín

    by albert34 Written Aug 18, 2006

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    September 2 is the main day in the year for "palentinos".That day is in a week of festivities. Bullfights,special theater seasons,street music,fireworks,concerts...and many,many people.

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    Amusco - Sus Angeles - Its Angels

    by elpariente Written Jun 6, 2006

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    Los angelitos que adornan el altar de Amusco tienen un encanto especial

    The little angels in Amusco altar have an special enchant

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