During the 6 and 7 days of December, the residents of Sotosalbos, tourists and visitors who approached the small town were able to live different activities dedicated to Love, framed in the context of the second edition of “Enamora Sotosalbos”, in homage to the “Book of Good Love ”of the Archpriest of Hita.
One experience, in the words of its mayor, Feliciano Isabel, was most pleasant: “We cannot be more satisfied with the result of this second edition of Enamora Sotosalbos. It is very gratifying to see how the neighbors have responded and enjoyed the activities together. So have the visitors, some who already knew Sotosalbos and others who have been encouraged to visit us for this event around love and the figure of the Archpriest of Hita. ”
The event, which began with the lighting of the monumental Romanesque church of San Miguel Arcángel, has had an entertaining program to share, which focused on the feeling of love in its different aspects: “Enamora Sotosalbos gives us the opportunity to make known our people in a global and different way, promoting all the resources that make our municipality so interesting: culture, gastronomy, heritage, music, natural environment ... but above all, the desire to offer quality tourism, which can be converted, why no, in an opportunity for the future, ”adds Feliciano.
“Without a doubt, this is the consolidation of Enamora Sotosalbos and our intention is to continue betting on it so that it becomes a fixed appointment in our calendar of cultural activities,” concludes the mayor.
A magical concert
From the first chords music created a magical atmosphere in the magnificent church of the s. XII. And it is that, the interpreters throughout the performance, knew how to transmit to the public that the church was packed, a sensibility and a very special energy.
The concert, sponsored by the Ontex company, got the church filled with music lovers. At the entrance and the exit, the public could enjoy the spectacular lighting that was in the exterior walls of the church.
Each and every one of the activities that have been organized and developed during “Enamora Sotosalbos” has been a successful call. The forge exhibition (love of handicrafts), installed in front of the church, attracted the watchful eye of many curious (large and small) to learn about how metals are worked to get different utensils and decorative objects.
The environmental protection and conservation workshop, sponsored by the Ontex company, was held in the main square of the town, taking advantage of the good weather that accompanied us on Saturday, and in which the attendees provided important information and advice on how Preserve our environment.
The dark chamber workshop had to be taught in two shifts, due to the large influx of public. During the same, the town was filled with amateur photographers of all ages, who following an ancestral photography technique, toured its streets taking photographs of the most beautiful corners.
The magic show caused Sotosalbos to be filled with illusionism and fantasy and served to give entry to one of the highlights of the day: the tasting and pairing activity between wines and food in Castilla. Courtesy of the El Decantador and Brualdis companies, it was possible to enjoy wines from the Valtiendas and Rueda designations of origin that harmonized with an old clothing stew made with local Valseca chickpea. A live musical performance that reviewed the pop and rock classics, put the finishing touch to a day to remember.
Love and art: perfect symbiosis
Special mention deserves the large number of pictorial proposals received to participate in the painting contest (Love of painting): artists of all ages have immortalized different corners of Sotosalbos. The church has been the unquestionable protagonist. And although all the proposals were of great quality, in the end the one that can be seen in the press kit has been imposed.
“It has been two intense, fun and endearing days. We are already thinking about the next edition of Enamora Sotosalbos. And, what we like most is love, ”concludes Feliciano Isabel, mayor of Sotosalbos.
Enamora Sotosalbos is an event organized by the City Council of Sotosalbos and has the collaboration of the Diputación de Segovia. Sponsor Ontex Healthcare. Food from Segovia, Caja Rural Segovia Foundation, El Decantador, Brualdis Comercial & Distribution and Ceyde Comunicación Gráfica.