Pedraza, locality and municipality of the province of Segovia (Spain), placed to 37 km to the Northeast of cardinal Segovia and with a resident population of 447 persons. It is a question of a medieval walled town, which elegant rehabilitation motivated his declaration as Monumental Set in 1951. It results from special interest to visit the ancient jail today turned into museum.
Of Pedraza they were several conquerors who founded the cities of Pedraza and Pedraza Piece of news in the Venezuelan state of Barinas. The city of Our Lady of Pedraza was founded by Gonzalo Piña Ludueña, native of Gibraltar, in 1591, in honor of Dr. Antonio González, governor of the New Kingdom of Granada, who was a native of the from Segovia town of Pedraza. The beginning of this city were quite hard and it was destroyed in several occasions by the jirajaras, up to the point of which they ended up by founding another city a few years later more towards the East, with the same name of Pedraza. Nevertheless, as the ancient population continued in spite of everything in the original place, they began to differentiate with the names of Pedraza and Pedraza Piece of news, the last one with the current name of City Bolivia, of more than 20.000 inhabitants, capital of the municipality Pedraza. A good example of what meant the Spanish work in America with the emigration (that caused the depopulation of many Spanish regions).
Fortunately, Pedraza that a few decades ago it was a people in routes of disappearance has turned into a flourishing focus of tourism into Segovia.
It is not difficult to understand so, undoubtedly, Pedraza it is one of the most beautiful and picturesque corners of Spain.
It is a question of a city walled with medieval flavor, since the time seems that one stopped centuries behind.
Since a few decades ago began the works of recovery of the people, they have been rehabilitated casonas and small palaces, whereas the housings of new construction respect strictly the architectural context.
From different points and highways it is possible to come to Pedraza and the picture is always sugerente and picturesque, since the beautiful wall embraces the city, with his impeccable castle of Zuloaga in an end and the proud Romanesque tower of the parochial one outcropping as the mast of a ship from the Biggest incomparable Square.
The local beauty the gastronomic and tourist interest has joined, since it is difficult to find some alley without his restaurant, oven of roasting or cheap hotel, where the lechazo or suckling lamb to the oven does the delights of the traveler.
A WS where a little more of the parochial church is seen.
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leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-10-26 5:37
Muy interesante conjunto arquitectonico medieval. Me gusta mucho el angulo de toma, los bellos colores y detalles. Muy buena luminosidad.
Abrazos desde Brasilia
jurek1951 (42160) 2007-10-26 6:04
Very nice composition with beautiful colours, light, clarity and good point of view
belido (19934) 2007-10-26 6:31
vejo que voltou com bonita foto. Está muito bonita a vista desse vilarejo de construções antigas. Gosto da luminosidade da composição e dos tons quentes e seu contraste com o azul do céu. Bela captura!
paura (47166) 2007-10-26 6:32
Os arcos da torre são muito interessantes. A área abaixo dos sinos, sem outro qualquer detalhe ou adorno construtivo, parace querer separar as construções abaixo.
O ponto de tomada está muito bom, mostrando de forma adequada esse interessante lugar.
Mer1000 (738) 2007-10-26 6:46
Preciosa plaza. Ríquisimo el cordero.
bracasha75 (24583) 2007-10-26 6:47
Very nice view on this old square...
UnTrained (0) 2007-10-26 7:59
good view along and to the houses and the tower, I like the contrasts and sharpness in this. Strong light, visible on parts of the wall and the tower, well managed.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
ahaberal (6469) 2007-10-26 9:57
very expressive photo with great colors and composition. Well done.
mirarer (4751) 2007-10-26 11:24
Increible que hayas podido sacar una foto de este pecioso pueblo sin gente. Yo siempre lo he encontrado lleno.
Bonitos tonos invernales.
danos (88391) 2007-10-26 13:21
i like these old buildings in the square of Pedraza.The architectural is very simple but spread in the air a sense of these old year.The colours and the light are great.Very informative your note too.Well done Ras.
CENT-TRETZE (2173) 2007-10-26 15:20
Unas bonitas foto de esta plaza de pueblo. Bien hecha en todo, definición, POV, color y explicación incluida como siempre tan cuidadosa con tus trabajos. Eres una cicerone envidiable.
Un abrazo querida amiga.
PE. Como sabes he estado unos dias por Guadalajara. He vistado 16 pueblos distintos y he hecho una 500 fotos, no se cuantas voy a publicar pero serán varias.
gunbud (34066) 2007-10-26 19:48
Lovely view of this intriquing Spanish courtyard with its yellow tower blending nicely with the pale blue sky. Nice colros and sharpness to thsi image.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-10-27 0:42
Very good write up about the place ... interesting history. You've captured this place wonderfully. Good depth and image quality. Well composed with good contrast and natural colors. Well done! tfs and a nice weekend.
gracious (20025) 2007-10-27 1:23
Nice to see your posting!
good pov with perfect sharpness, beautiful colour and so much details in it also the exposure and focus is spot on!
thanks for sharing especially the useful notes
pally3100 (3413) 2007-10-27 2:32
je viens de regarder ton album trés bien fourni en images de qualités celle ci arrete mon regard
pour son originalité et sa composition bien agencée.A bientot Henri Belgique francophone Liège
colibriav (2158) 2007-10-27 8:46
Efectivamente un lugar parado en el calendario, lugar donde los lechazos se saborean de otra manera.
wgreis (8267) 2007-10-27 16:31
a torre com os dois sinos é muito bonita. O telhado da construção também é especial.
Gostei também das bandeiras.
A nota está excelente.
Mikos (4326) 2007-11-05 2:11
Siempre me pareció un lugar precioso para visitar y algun día cumplire con ese deseo. Mientrastanto, disfruto de tu fotografia, con un punto de vista muy interesante que permite ver las proporciones, dimensiones y arquitectura de este precioso rincon.
Muy buen trabajo, buena semana! ;-)