On the slopes of the Sierra de Gredos, a formation of exactly identical and perfectly aligned greyish crosses stands in the shadow of 26 olive trees. In an endeavor to escape oblivion, this mysterious place reminds us of the wars and the tragic moments in which the German soldiers buried here lost their lives. The… Continue reading Twenty-six Olive Trees: the German Cemetary at Cuacos de Yuste.
The Yuste Monastery is a calm place, as if standing still in time. That is how Luis de Ávila, Marquis of Mirabel, found it when it was a Monastery of the Hieronymites in the 16th century, and this is what led him to recommend it to Emperor Charles V as the perfect place for him… Continue reading The hidden jewel that conquered Emperor Charles V.