Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Colegio de los Escoceses. Wellington in Boecillo

A large building built in 1798 by the Scottish College of Valladolid. 

The place was chosen for recreation of students and would host in the summer. During the War of Independence the French occupied it for official accommodation as bakery. In 1812 Wellington used it as headquarters on 30 July, 6 and 7 September and 29 October.


The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

"The 10 WONDERS OF BOECILLO "http://www.boecillo.es/municipio/historia

Boecillo is located at the South of the Duero River and nar the Cega river, surrounded by pine trees,  The remains of its historical past show that lives between tradition and technology. It has ceramic vestiges ranging from Celtiberian times to the Middle Ages. It arose as a result of settlements made ​​to the repopulation of the Duero basin , constituting a small village inhabited by commoners and villains , graduates of the combatant armies .

We can set its origins between the ninth and tenth centuries AD . There is another fact that can say with certainty : those people who settled in Boecillo , "were Christians of Muslim Spain " . This is evidenced by the fact that there was a Mozarabic Church.