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In 1988, José Jiménez Lozano and José Velicia had the idea of promoting culture and sacred art through the conservation, development, protection and dissemination of the Heritage of the eleven Catholic dioceses of Castile and León. By establishing “Las Edades del Hombre” (in English The Ages of Man) in San Bernardo (Valladolid), the founders of the organization created the most important exhibition of religious art in Europe.

The exhibition “Reconciliare” in Cuéllar (Segovia) in the region of Castile and León from the 24th of Abril until the 12th of November is the 22nd edition of Las Edades del Hombre and focuses on the double reality of our society: while on the one hand God’s mercy is greater than our sin, evil, division and hatred still exist.

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source: Zoquejo.com

The masterpieces of “Reconciliare” can be found in three emblematic churches of Cuéllar: the church of San Andrés, the church of San Martín and the church of Esteban and are opened to public at the following times:

Church of San Andres Church of San Martin Church of San Esteban
Tuesdays – Fridays
10:00-14:00
16:00-20:00
Tuesdays – Fridays
10:15-14:15
16:15-20:15
Tuesdays – Fridays
10:30-14:30
16:30-20:30
Saturdays, Sundays, Bank holidays
10:00-20:00
Saturdays, Sundays, Bank holidays
10:15-20:15
Saturdays, Sundays, Bank holidays
10:30-20:30

When considering to visit the exhibition and the beautiful town Cuéllar, which is rich in monuments and history, you may also want to use the time to explore the surroundings such as Valladolid, Segovia and Avila!

Valladolid is only 54 km from Cuéllar and the city counts to the most important cultural centres of Spain due to its significant part in the Spanish history. The city offers the perfect location for culture-lovers with many churches and cathedrals as well as numerous museums! Moreover, Segovia, declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is about 60 km down south of Cuéllar. Its countless monuments such as the cathedral, Fortress and numerous Romanesque churches makes Segovia to one of the most beautiful towns in the region. Avila, which is around 100 km away from Cuéllar, attracts many tourists by its stunning remnants of Europe’s medieval era.

Moreover, while visiting the region Castile and León don’t miss the chance to try out their tasty cuisines and delicious wines! The so called roast suckling pig and lamb is well-known in the region and offered by many great restaurants. Especially “Vino de la Tierra” wines, which are high quality wines, are loved by tourists and locals. These wines are often compared with the French “vin de pays”.

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source: el mundo

Don’t miss your chance to combine culture, history and food in a trip to Cuéllar and surroundings and contact us NOW!

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