Ciudad Rodrigo


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Ciudad Rodrigo

(thyo͞othäth` rôthrē`gō), town (1990 pop. 15,985), Salamanca prov., central Spain, in Castile-León, on the Agueda River near the Portuguese border. It is a trade and tourism center for a cattle-raising area. Originally a Roman settlement, the town was abandoned and reestablished in the 12th cent. as a fortress. It has preserved its medieval flavor and has been declared a historic monument.
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These are joined by the National Museum of Roman Art in Merida (Badajoz); the Altamira Caves Museum at Santillana del Mar (Cantabria); the El Greco and Sephardic Museums in Toledo; the GonzEilez MartE[degrees] National Museum of Ceramics and Sumptuary Arts in Valencia; the Nacional Museum of Sculpture and the House of Cervantes in Valladolid; the National Museum of Subaquatic Archeology in Cartagena (Murcia) and the Palacio de los Euguila in Ciudad Rodrigo (Salamanca).
Whichcote, not only fought at Waterloo, but earlier in the Duke of Wellington's Peninsular campaigns and was present at the historic sieges and storming of Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz, the retreat from Burgos, and at the famous battles of Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Tarbes, and Toulouse.
There are visits to Wellington's (and Sharpe's) Spain in the walled city of Ciudad Rodrigo and Almeida, just over the border in Portugal - a walled garrison town in a time warp from the Peninsular War.
The care worker from Paisley was taken to hospital in Salamanca after he was hurt in the first day of the annual Carnaval del Toro in Ciudad Rodrigo.
Miller suffered several wounds, including a 40-cm (16-inch) goring in the thigh, when he was caught by a fighting bull during a festival in the nearby town of Ciudad Rodrigo on Saturday.
BULLS CHASE TRUCK: Angry bulls chased a red truck for a commercial film, down in the narrow streets of Ciudad Rodrigo where the bull run carnivals take place in Spain.
In between you visit Wellington's (and Sharpe's) Spain in the walled city of Ciudad Rodrigo and in timeless Salamanca.
He was born around 1560 in Ciudad Rodrigo, a small city near the Portuguese border, and educated at the cathedral there; in 1581 he became the chapelmaster at Oviedo cathedral; in 1585 he took a similar position at Calahorra; and in 1591 or thereabouts he returned to Ciudad Rodrigo and his home church, where he served till his death, sometime after 1623.
So we took a cheap flight to Madrid, picked up a car and headed west towards the border with Portugal and the historic town of Ciudad Rodrigo.
The fighting in Portugal and Spain saw famous British victories--Porto, Talavera, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca and Vitoria--but it also saw years of stalemate and disagreements with allies.
The breaches in the walls of Ciudad Rodrigo caused by two sieges have been repaired and the old city looks as impregnable as it must have done in 1810.