Pinsteps. Puente de San Cayetano
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After the stormy fate of the arrogant Nino, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza - educated and eminent, loyal and worthy will become the first Duke of Infantado, the title was granted by the Catholic kings in 1475. From this time begins the period of dawn Potes. Its shores dress in stone embankments and high bridges are built, which to this day create a unique medieval atmosphere in the city. The Mendoza family, originating from the village of Mendoza, is considered one of the most important and influential in the history of Spain. The first outstanding representative is considered Inigo Lopez, he was the ruler of Vizcaya in the XI century. His descendant, too, Inigo King Juan II of Castile (the one who was 2 years old at the time of the Niño robbery) granted the titles Marquis de Santillana and Count del Real de Manzanares. Inigo Lopez is also known as one of the greatest Castilian poets of his time. It was the son and heir of the latter who, in Potes in 1475, received the title of duke del Infantado and in the same year began the construction of the magnificent palace del Infantado in Guadalajara (not far from Madrid). His brother, Cardinal Mendoza, in 1482 headed the Spanish church. He will grow Isabella and Ferdinand and they will complete the reconquest - the capture of Granada. They will equip Columbus for the discovery of America, and they will expel the Jews from Spain. And in 1520, Carlos I included the Dukes del Infantado among the first 25 grandees of the united Spain. Translated with Google Translate

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