Spain is a land rich in history, tradition, culture and natural beauty, with a wide-ranging cuisine based on fresh local produce. Join Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi as she embarks on a personal tour, sharing her passion for the country, culture and people, and making some new discoveries along the way.
Alex explores all it has to offer region by region, from its remote villages to its cosmopolitan cities, seeking out its best-kept secrets.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Spectacular Spain with Alex Polizzi - Justo Gallego Martínez - Netflix
Justo Gallego Martínez (also known as Don Justo) (born 20 September 1925 in Mejorada del Campo) is a former monk who has been constructing a cathedral-like building on his own in the town of Mejorada del Campo in the Community of Madrid, Spain, since 1961. Don Justo has named the building Nuestra Señora del Pilar. It has neither any planning permissions, nor the benediction of any church authority.
Spectacular Spain with Alex Polizzi - Reception - Netflix
Residents of the area have mixed views on the ongoing project; some view it as a positive tourist attraction while others consider it merely an eyesore that officials have not done enough to prevent. A brief documentary on this work was produced in 2006 by the Latin American version of The Discovery Channel, where Gallego explained his vision. The work has also been noted in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It is also the subject of the 2009 short documentary, Catedral. In 2017, Alex Polizzi featured the “Catedral” in Episode 5 of her Channel 5 travelogue programme, Spectacular Spain.
Spectacular Spain with Alex Polizzi - References - Netflix