Northern Spain in 2022

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It was a wonderful trip round Northern Spain in 2022, if somewhat fraught at times, but we did it! Santander We were sad to leave Northern Spain in 2022 but already starting to plan the next visit! And in the … Continued

Parador of Limpias

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The stay in Sos del Rey Catolico was wonderful. The Parador was very comfortable, the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was excellent – what more can you want of an hotel? And the town and surrounding countryside … Continued


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We only had one more day in Sos and the weeks in Spain were rapidly coming to an end. I was a bit nervous about another day in the car but strapped myself into the surgical belt and we set … Continued

Monastery of Leyre

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We enjoyed a walk down the Foz de Lumbier but didn’t want to return to the Parador at Sos del Rey Catolico just yet so decided to visit the Monastery of Leyre. A brief history of the Monastery of Leyre … Continued

Foz de Lumbier

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I was feeling cautiously better and so we set off from the Parador at Sos del Rey Catolico to walk in the gorge at FoZ de Lumbier. The views from the bedroom window were gorgeous and promised a wonderful day.

A day trip from Sos

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We were settled into the excellent parador of Sos del Rey Catolico and set off for a day trip from Sos to visit Undués de Lerda, the Castle of Javier and Sanguesa. These are all places which lie in the … Continued

The road from Soria to Sos del Rey Catolico

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I was slowly mending and we had both enjoyed our stay in Soria, in varying degrees. Now it was time to move on and take the road from Soria to Sos del Rey Catolico, our next stop.

Museum of Numancia

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The Museum of Numancia in Soria displays items of archaeological interest in the Province of Soria, as well as items found at the site of Numancia. It is in the centre of the town, close to the Alameda de Cervantes.

San Juan de Duero

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The Monastery of San Juan de Duero is situated just outside the walls of Soria. It is a ruined Mediaeval monastery founded by the Knights Templar in 1134 on the banks of the River Duero and finally abandoned in the … Continued

The River Duero in Soria

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Soria lies on the River Duero which becomes the River Douro in Portugal, debouching into the Atlantic at Porto. The river is 897 kms long, rises in the mountains north of Soria, and meanders across Spain until it crosses the … Continued

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