The Handbook for Travellers in Spain

The Handbook for Travellers in Spain

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...The village lies N.W. In the Calle Mayor is the Gothic house inhabited by Francis I. during his captivity. The fine tower of the parish ch. of Sta. Maria is a curious mixture of Gothic and Moorish styles-f 36 m. Cabanas de la Sagra Stat. (1050). 5 m. further the line crosses the Guadarrama by a fine bridgo, 6 m. above its junction with the Tagus. 54 m. Torrijos Stat. (2300). TheW. portal of the ch. is richly ornamented. The semi-Moorish palace of the Counts of Altamira, on the W. side of the plaza, contains four fine saloons decorated with arabesque work and artesonado ceilings. The archway, and balustrade of the staircase, are pieroed with elegant tracery. 74 m. Monte Aragon Stat. Here the Tagus is sighted on the L, and the Alberche is crossed by a stone bridge, 360 yds. long, just before reaching 84 m. TATiAVEBA BE LA EEINA Stat. (B.). f Woodcut In Pcrgntttm, Part II. p. 280. This city (9700), chief agricultural mart of the central valley of the Tagus (the ancient Tola Briga), is charmingly situated in the midst of a verdurous plain on the rt. bank of the river. Roman remains of a triple circumvallation are visible at the N. end of the bridge. The Torres ACbarranas were built (937) by the Moors. The Tagus here is prettily fringed with woods and gardens, throws up extensive sandbanks, and is nearly $ m. wide. Important fairs are held here May 15-17 and Sept. 21-23. The fine but dilapidated and tortuous bridge of 35 arches was built in the 15th centy. by Cardinal Mendoza. The 5 southern arches have been renewed in wood. On the N. bank, a few yards lower down, are the remains of the solitary arch of an apparently older bridge. In the centre of the city is the irregular Plaza Mayor with red houses, porticos, and arcades. Leading out of it is more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652621X
  • 9781236526212