The Burgo de Osma

El Burgo was a suburb of the city of Osma until at the beginning of the 12th century Pedro de Bourges, later called Pedro de Osma, decided to build a Romanesque cathedral there. Since then, El Burgo began to prosper, leaving the city of Osma in the background.
Leaving the car in any parking area on the road that crosses the city, you can enter it by walking along a pedestrian street that leads to the Plaza Mayor, where the Town Hall is on the left and the old Hospital de San Agustín on the right. where the Tourist Office is now located. Following the limehim, which is now called Calle Mayor and isIt is arcaded in a large part of its left sidewalk, you reach the cathedral square. A clear and lonely square, with only a small fountain in its center that highlights the magnificent tower of the cathedral that dominates the entire city. If you enter the cathedral, it is advisable to take the guided tour as it is the only way to see the beautiful polychrome Romanesque tomb of San Pedro de Osma that is in what remains of the original Romanesque cloister. They will also explain the history of the neoclassical chapel of Blessed Juan de Palafox, bishop of Puebla and Osma, who was also, although temporarily, Viceroy of New Spain. AnywayThus, what most caught my attention on my visit was the museum, which can be freely visited and is located in some rooms facing the Gothic cloister. There are in it a large number of altarpieces and high quality images from churches in towns in the province of Soria abandoned by their inhabitants. ”We return some of the images in summer, when some of its inhabitants go to the town and then they may be safe in their places of origin ”. This was told me by José María, the friendly guide who accompanied me on tall the tour.
Before visiting the cathedral, I was eating at the Virrey Palafox restaurant. It is located on Universidad Street, which is the name of the Soria road when it crosses the town, and right next to the old University of Santa Catalina. I ordered some suckling lamb chops and half a bottle of Ribera del Duero, Matarromera, which was offered to me by the waiter who seemed to be the owner of the business. When I requested the dessert menu I was surprisedIt turned out that along with the more or less conventional desserts they offered some forty gins from different brands and countries and a similar number of digestive wines. I made the comment to the lady who offered me the menu and she, after telling me that her husband was a wine enthusiast, brought me a wine list, which by the way they had not shown me at the beginning along with the menu of dishes . The menu turned out to be a book of more than eighty pages that contained an offer of wines from all types and countries of the world. Wines from Australia, Chile, California, Argentina and the Spanish and Europeans, of course. He had up to a page at the beginning of the letter-book entitled "New incorporations." Awesome. When I was leaving I asked the owner about the wines: Do you really have them all? "Some will fail ...", he answered slyly.

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