“Moratin wrote El si de las niñas and married for the second time in Pastrana”. “Some people say that the Hilanderas [spinners] by Velazquez depict a taspestry in Pastrana. It is very likely so, but the traveller thinks that it would have been better for Pastrana to keep its tapestry than a marvellous painting of its tapestry, which –to top it all– is not in Pastrana either”. Journey to the Alcarria, Camilo Jose Cela. Both texts show the rich historical past of Pastrana and encourage us to visit the town and absorb its spirit.