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El Almacen Restaurant
Destinations: Avila, Sierra de Gredos, Segovia (Castilla y Leon)
Time: 4 days
To get to Castilla y Leon you first need to drive through Castilla-La Mancha.
Also famous for castles and empty horizons La Mancha tends to be low on people's radar when visiting Spain. Afterall there is nothing to see here but …
... a large French stick with what ever you want inside it). We then walked around this great town which was so quiet at siesta time that a pin drop would sound like a bomb being dropped! We then went inside the Cathedral De Avila, in the middle of the town. The cathedral was very relaxing and intriguing, with nuns a plenty to be seen roaming down the corridors. The silence both inside the church and in the cloister, made for ...
... photos here either but I managed to get a few nice shots of the gardens and a sneaky pic of some of the tombs. The monastery is absolutely huge. I didn't get an aerial shot because I literally just visited the monastery and left the town, but I've posted a Google Image so you can see what I mean. It contains some of the most important artwork in Spain. It was very interesting for me to see the original of a copy I saw at the El Greco museum in Toledo: The Ecstasy of ...