Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hidden Treasure of Puente la Reina

Sometimes, Beauty can be found in some of the most unexpected places.
While walking on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, we woke up on an early morning, before sunrise, in the town of Puente la Reina, ready to continue our journey.
While walking slowly in the empty streets, a friend decided to enter a bakery and buy some bread for the road. I stayed outside, waiting, and after a few minutes, decided to enter in what appeared like an old small church.
From the outside, it appeared as an old plain building. Except for a signboard next to the old wooden crumbling door, no exterior sign showed it was a church.
When I stepped inside, I stood there amazed. It was as if the inner dimensions of the place completely disobeyed the basic rules of architecture. It felt bigger in the inside than the building itself. The walls were finely and richly decorated and a huge golden altar was erected in a corner of the church.
It was rather surprising to find such a place behind a basic facade. I felt as if I had stumbled upon a hidden treasure of Puente la Reina. It felt awesome!


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