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Restoring the Templars Castle in Ponferrada

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Views from the Templars Castle in Ponferrada

We arrived to tour the Templars Castle (Castillo de los Templarios) early one afternoon last May but discovered that they were going to close soon for siesta-time. So we walked around the castle and I took a lot of photos … Continue reading

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MM 4-18 View of the Basilica from the Templars Castle

On our last day in Ponferrada we toured the Castle of the Knights Templar (Castillo de los Templarios) and I took a lot of pictures of the different views along the walkway around the castle walls.  One of them is … Continue reading

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Outside the Castle of the Knights Templar

The Castle of the Knights Templar (Castillo de los Templarios) is number one on the sightseeing list for tourists who come to Ponferrada. We explored the castle’s exterior on day # 2 of our three-day stay in Ponferrada this last … Continue reading

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MM 4-16 The Castle on the Hill

One day during our three-day stay in Ponferrada this last Spring we walked around the Knights Templer Castle and I took a lot of photos (naturally). Then we walked down the hill and across the bridge and made our way … Continue reading

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The Plazas of Ponferrada

Ponferrada is about one-third the size of León and has about one-tenth as many bars and also about one-tenth as many tourists. We walked all over old town Leon and crossed perhaps twenty plazas but in Ponferrada we only visited … Continue reading

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MM 4-15 Seasons Theme: A Spanish Poppy in Ponferrada

The poppies were blooming when we visited northern Spain this last May. I took this shot when we were wandering around the Knights Templar Castle in Ponferrada one day. It will be my entry for Leanne’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this … Continue reading

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