This Saturday, I took a short train ride, but a long trip back in time to find out more about the first inhabitants of the lively and diverse neighbourhood of Carabanchel. Most of the dwellings in this southern barrio date … Continued
Every August I visit the town of La Alberca for a language immersion programme and to escape the heat of Madrid. Nestled in the Sierra de Francia region of Salamanca, the area is named after the influx of French workers … Continued
WARNING: THE PICTURES IN THIS POST SHOW HUMAN REMAINS The smell of incense and the sounds of Mass float out of the side door of San Isidro Collegiate Church on Calle do Toledo, as a long queue shuffles past. People … Continued
Stroll down the hill from Puerta de Toledo and you can find the impressive and very decorative Toledo Bridge. This 180 metre long, nine arched structure, replaced two late 17th century wooden bridges, both destroyed by floods. It’s hard to … Continued
La Alberca in the region of Salamanca is a place full of history. In its dark narrow streets sit sloping timber buildings dating from the 14th century onwards. This picture postcard village in Spain was the first to be given … Continued
Why is this blog called Confused Heap of Facts?
“In a place in La Mancha whose name I cannot quite recall…” The wind whips through the narrow, quiet streets of Belmonte, a small hillside town in the flat plains of La Mancha in southeast Spain. The locals hang thick … Continued