told by the fireplace by loving grandmothers captivated all who dwelt
in the house and were passed from generation to generation, until reaching
our ears as strange and enigmatic legends.
Stories of bewitched Moors
can be found in practically the entire geography of Salamanca wrapped
in the halo of old treasures
buried in caves and mountains. The Cave
of la Mora in Villanueva del
Conde, or that of Queen Quilama
in Valero are a good example of it. Also, in this last town, they say
there are other treasures hidden in the Fuente de la Higuera, Vallebravo
or in the Castillo de Cabras; so that, according to the legend, "between
the Castle and the Quilamas there is more gold than Spain is worth."
In Ledesma, in an old ark, the bones of the shepherds
of the Nativity are guarded
and, in several places of our province, images of Christ and the Virgin
Mary of deep folk devotion appeared. A farmer found the Christ
of the Deaf and Simón
Vela found the black image of Nuestra
Señora de la Peña de Francia
in the vicinity of this promontory.
Let us finish with the reference to the white rock where a young man
of Hinojosa de Duero lived who was transformed into an enormous lizard.
He then had to search for a young lady who would liberate him from the
Ask, as you visit the people that populate these places, and you will
find many other stories that will greatly enrich your trip, transforming
it into something unrepeatable.