Chapel of the Holy Christ of Humility, El Toboso, Toledo, Spain

In the city of El Toboso, Toledo, Spain, there were fourteen small churches or chapels around which the popular class neighborhoods emerged articulated with irregular squares, which are real scenarios of celebrations. Some were inside the fence or wall that protected urban space. Currently, there are only three of these chapels still standing and one of them is the chapel of the Holy Christ of Humility that was a former hospital for the poor in the past. The chapel has simple lines with the use of stone and brick on the outside. It has a large wooden door with wrought iron.

Tips

If you are able to visit the city during the Easter period you can participate in the celebrations of Holy Week, on Easter Monday, they take the Holy Christ of Humility out of the chapel and make a procession from the chapel Holy Christ of Humility to the parish church. In this procession people accompaign carrying flags. This day ends with a mass in the parish.

You can also assist to the mass evry Friday evening all year long.

Willows Beach, Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Willows Beach, is a beautiful sandy beach in the Municipality of Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on Vancouver Island. Along the beach we find Willows Park, where a tea-room is run by the Kiwanis Club (volunteer-led organization) in spring and summer. On summer days the public areas are usually full of people. Various clubs and organizations often hold gatherings in Willows Park, including rallies, club meetings, poetry readings, barbecues and family gatherings. A part of the park is on the rocks. There are some trails in the area. It has change rooms, toilets, day use picnic sites, concession (summer only) sightseeing benches, playground, grass lawns and a paved walking trail.
Tips

If you like walking, there’s a walking path that connects Willows Beach to another popular oceanside park called Cattle Point which is part of Uplands Park.
In summer, you must try to arrive early to find a good spot on the beach cause it’s usually crowded.
It’s a good place to go with children and also a good place for the kayaks.

Palace House of Verdugo, Avila, Spain

The Palace House of  Verdugo is located in Avila, Spain, inside the fortified area of the city. Don Suero del Águila had ordered tobuild it in 1531 at Lomo Street which is now called Lopez Nunez. In the sixteenth century, the city of Avila was booming thanks to the growth of the wool textile industry, the construction of churches and convents and religious thrust Saint Teresa of Avila and Saint John of the Cross . The house was designed as the home of Don Suero del Aguila and their descendants; in 1536 Don Suero decided to bequeath it to his son, but on the condition that if there were no more descendants, the house would pass into the hands of the Order of the Jeronimos and this has been accomplished in 1606, after the death of his little son, who was the last descendent. When the Jeronimos took it, the palace became a monastery, but ten years later they swapped it by the College of San Gil. The palace then passed to the Jesuits and they kept it until they were expelled from Spain (1.737) and in the eighteenth century, the house was abandoned. Its stone façade has a defensive character; windowless, low-level and two towers on each side of the door and on the door there is the noble coat of arms of Verdugo. It has a very large central courtyard with arches with floral decoration and shields.

Tips

In the vicinity of the palace there are other important monuments of the city that you can access by walking. For more information, visit the city of Avila.