Tripping diary, travelling stories of people and places far from mine

Monday, October 24, 2005

Spain, Segovia, VeraCruz

I got hooked with Segovia when a friend o' mine, that lives in Collado Mediano, told me the legend around the Vera Cruz church.

The Vera Cruz romanic church, built around the 1000 year, is said to have belong to the templar knights order, and the story goes that one dying knight, mortally wounded in battle, arrived to the church looking for help, and died on the doorstep of it. Crows, which are typical of that zone, gathered over the dead body, and started eating it's flesh. One priest on his way out of the church saw this, and cursed the crows. From that day forward crows are not seen around the church, but they are very abundant in all the surrounding area. Weird....


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