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When I saw the father with the son playing at football I remember the coomercial/adevertisement that realiced for PEPSI the best player of the 2006. Is interested because a fewpeople know that in this beauty village rolled this commercial.

Medinaceli is surely more than this advertisement, is for me one of the best village of this area (Guadalajara/Soria) and with a unique Roman arc in Spain.

The link of Youtube and more information about Medinaceli.
I hope like it!
Alberto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK2pYIFUbWw&feature=related

Medinaceli (pronounced [meðinaˈθeli]) is a municipality and town in the province of Soria (Spain). Its name derives from the Arabic toponym مدينة سالم madīnat sālim (English: the city of Sālim). The town is named after one Salim bin Waral, head of a Masmuda Berber family which settled there in the 8th century.

During the Middle Ages, Medinaceli was a town that lay between the lands of the Christians and the Muslims. Situated at the confluence of the river Jalón, Medinaceli was the site of the Celtiberian town Occilis. From the Roman era until 1994, its saltworks were exploited for commercial use.

The Toro Jubilo annually occurs in Medinaceli, in which crowds of participants taunt a bull with balls of burning tar or turpentine (called "pitch") attached to his horns.

Medinaceli is home to the only three-gates Roman arch in Spain, built in the 1st-3rd centuries AD.

The castle of Medinaceli served as the residence of the Dukes of Medinaceli until the Ducal Palace (Palacio Ducal) was used for this purpose.

Other buildings include the Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, whose abbots fought with the bishops of Sigüenza to maintain the city's rights. The Convent of Saint Elizabeth (16th century) (Convento de Santa Isabel), which lies next to the church of San Martín, also stands in good condition. The beaterio (house inhabited by lay sisters) of San Román (Saint Romanus) is in ruins; it may have previously been a synagogue.

Moorish-era remains include a stone gate, one of the few remains of the ancient city walls.

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  • Copyright: Alberto Munoz (glasscafe) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 30 N: 232] (1040)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2010-10-02
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: f/8, 1/160 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2011-07-14 5:00
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