The Bones of the San Valentine

Manolo says, many happy returns for the Día de San Valentín! May your day be filled with joy and chocolate hearts and trinkets made of pure love (and diamonds)! And now, let us not forget the reason for the season… The Reliquary of Saint Valentine in the church of San Anton in Madrid Yes, those are indeed the boney remains of the San Valentín, or at the least one of the many relics that are claimed to exist. This nearly complete set of bones, which is one of the lesser known, is in the Real Iglesia de San Anton , on the Calle Horteleza, very near to the place where the tiny Manolo first found employment, many decades ago, in the shoe shop of the Mercurio Albornoz y Bahmonde .

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