When you are arriving in Buitrago, you can see its silhouette from the road, the silhouettes of the castle's towers and the fortress-wall that surrounds the village. It's amazing to imagine how people in the past depended on having good protection to survive so they could fend off attacks, guaranteeing victory. Mannequins were placed on the walls to act as watchmen, and you can imagine what it was like at that time. We climbed to the height of the dummies and were, for a few seconds, in charge of monitoring the invader. The weather that day was mild, but there was persistent rain.