Hotel Rural A Toca
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- Minbar in room
- Refrigerator in room
- Multilingual staff
- Hot tub
- Microwave in room
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... feel for the town and the lie of the land. I walked through the cathedral which again amazed. This cathedral was rebuilt after an uprising destroyed the original which was closer to Alcazar Castle.
Our first serious port of call next morning was to Alcazar Castle/fortress.We took an audio guide with us and even though we find we don't remember much, it is interesting at the time to hear the history and the details of fires, armour, paintings or additions over ...
... displaying the prices a couple of times, we were able to find the correct fuel for the car and were on our way.
Once we arrived in the city, we had to made our way around to find parking. It was like being in a small town in England again; small, narrow, cobblestone, one way, park anywhere you like, roads. After weaving in and out of people and other cars, we finally found a garage that charged by the minute. This was new for us but it makes sense ...
... Santa María del Parral and the Iglesia de la Vera Cruz. The colours are stunning, ochre with hints of blue on the snow capped mountains.
Fortified by the Romans, the site takes its name from the Arabic al-qasr (fortress). It was rebuilt and enlarged in the 13th and 14th centuries, but burnt down in 1862. The reconstructed alcazar seems something of a pastiche and is rather excessive, however the interiors are restrained allowing the gems - such as the decorated ceilings, ...
... artifacts and books from miliarty school a few hundred years old. Interesting to see manuals on how to use certain kinds of weapons as well as military strategy dating from so long ago. On the top of the towers there is graffiti along the wall dating back to the 1930's - maybe the castle was still a military stronghold during WWII.
Segovia is a beautiful old town with an ...
... which allegedly inspired Walt Disney's fairytale castle in Sleeping Beauty, is where Isabel and Fernando resided. Also you have great views of the surrounding countryside and city itself. It's not hard to see why Segovia was the throne of the Spanish kingdom at one time.
And so after the mysticism of Ávila, the mountains of Sierra de Gredos and the monuments of Segovia it was back to the orchards of Murcia...
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