Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Manzanares el Real El Cid

The Merrills and us went out to the castle Manzanares where the movie El Cid was filmed in 1961. This castle is about 30 miles north of Madrid and was the home of a Duke in the 1600's. It has been restored and is absolutely beautiful, overlooking a lake. Spain is filled with Roman, Gothic, Moorish and Jewish cultural buildings, palaces, castles, walls etc. We try to get out and drive around about once a week. We just had 20 missionaries leave this morning. It was the biggest group we have had.

1 comment:

Jason Earl said...

I remember that movie. I loved it so much that I actually have rented it a couple of times since you showed it to me as a child.