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Rioja Wineries Tour from San Sebastian with Lunch
"We invite you to discover the most famous wine region of Spain La Rioja where traditional family wineries coexist with other more avant-garde ones. We lovers of fine wine will get the opportunity to visit and taste the wines of two renowned wineries stroll through vineyards and admire the architecture of the wineries designed by Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava. In addition to all this
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Bilbao Bizkaia Card and Sightseeing Pass
"Choose between a 24- 48- or 72-hour Bilbao Bizkaia Card and Sightseeing Pass — allowing you to experience the area’s top attractions at your own pace — and then pick up your pass from one of the conveniently located redemption points including Bilbao Airport.Use your complimentary guidebook to help you plan your schedule and then set off to explore the city. Packed with helpful information about each attraction your guidebook also has a Bilbao city map and a Biscay region map to help you find your way around with ease.Simply hand your card to gain cash-free access to any of the offered attractions tours or restaurant and shopping discounts. Maybe spend a day whiling away the hours at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. With more than a hundred exhibitions
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Bilbao Bizkaia Card and Sightseeing Pass
"Choose between a 24- 48- or 72-hour Bilbao Bizkaia Card and Sightseeing Pass — allowing you to experience the area’s top attractions at your own pace — and then pick up your pass from one of the conveniently located redemption points including Bilbao Airport.Use your complimentary guidebook to help you plan your schedule and then set off to explore the city. Packed with helpful information about each attraction your guidebook also has a Bilbao city map and a Biscay region map to help you find your way around with ease.Simply hand your card to gain cash-free access to any of the offered attractions tours or restaurant and shopping discounts. Maybe spend a day whiling away the hours at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. With more than a hundred exhibitions
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El Cid Compeador

I will no repeat who was Rodrigo Díaz. This is just to say that the bronze equestrian statue of El Cid was sculpted by Juan Cristóbal González Quesada who was well known friend of the Soviet Union....
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Oleg_D.
Dec 04, 2013

EL CID CAMPEADOR - the historical Cid.

Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar was educated in the Castilian royal court, served the king Sancho II and fought against the Moorish stronghold of Zaragoza but also against the Aragonese Christians. After the...
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breughel
Mar 02, 2011

EL CID CAMPEADOR - The legend.

Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (near Burgos around 1044 - Valencia, 10 July 1099), known as El Cid Campeador, was a "hidalgo" nobleman and military leader from Castile who, at the head of his own warriors,...
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breughel
Mar 02, 2011

EL CID CAMPEADOR - his swords.

From the midlle ages and the epic poems we know some swords which are legendary. The most famous are "Durandal" the sword of Roland and the "Excalibur" from King Arthur.The sword of El Cid was named...
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breughel
Apr 10, 2007

EL CID CAMPEADOR - The literature.

I had not the privilege of reading the epic poem "Cantar de mío Cid" (around 1180), or the later "Las Mocedades del Cid" by Guillen de Castro (1618) but at school I read the French tragicomedy "Le...
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breughel
Apr 09, 2007

Statue of "El Cid"

Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar "El Cid", is the hero of the city, he was born in Vivar a small village close to Burgos city. El Cid was a brave knight who battled against Moors."El ciego sol, la sed y la...
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jel118981
Jul 03, 2006

CID SCULTPURE

In the square with his very name (Cid’s square) you can see the sculpture of this importan hero. Don’t miss Puente de Santa Maria (Santa Maria’s bridge), you just have to follow Cid’s sword direction...
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arlequin_g
Jan 16, 2005

The towns statue of El Cid.

Located at the Plaza del Cid, this statue commemorates one Spain´s most famous hero´s. Rodrigo Diáz de Vivar or as he was better known El Cid Capeador. He probably had conflicting loyalties sometimes...
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Beach_dog
Dec 11, 2004

Mío Cid

When you cross San Pablo bridge, over Arlanzón river, you will find an equestrian staue: Don Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, El Cid, the local hero, rides his horse and poinst outs with his sword. El Cid (from...
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andal13
Oct 02, 2003

tomb of el cid

the tomb of rodrigo diaz de vivar (el cid) and his wife jimena are in the center of the burgos cathedral.
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doug48
Jun 24, 2007

El Cid

Burgos is famous for El Cid. So when you are there, you can't miss his huge statue. It looks so powerful with his big sword. Try to read the scripts on the side.
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Imaniac
Oct 25, 2003
 
 
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"Burgos is the birthplace of Spanish Glory!"
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"BURGOS BIRTHPLACE OF CASTILE."
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"BURGOS"
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"Burgos: where Mío Cid still lives and fights"
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Things to Do Near Burgos

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Monastery of Las Huelgas

The name "Monasterio de las Huelgas" sounded somewhat odd to me as "huelga" in modern Spanish means strike (I had experienced a national huelga = general strike on a previous trip to Spain!). In...
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Arco de Santa Maria

At the near end of the Paseo, opposite the Puente de Santa María (Bridge of Saint Mary), is the Arco de Santa María. This gate tower was originally built XIV century and rebuilt in 1552. It was twice...
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Plaza el mio Cid

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