AC Hotel Ciudad de Toledo by Marriott
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Today, we walked to the little cafe in the Plaza Major -- that we almost drove through when we arrived -- to have breakfast. There was a Farmer's Market taking place in the Plaza, so we joined hundreds of locals to buy fresh produce that we'll use to cook in our apartment on Madrid on Saturday when Theresa and Rebecca, Rosemarie's niece, join us. …
We spent our last adventuring days in Spain in the wonderfully medieval town of Toledo. Famous for being the long-term residence of the painter "El Greco", we explored the old city as much as we could in the one day we spent there. We visited the El Greco house museum, admired Toledo steel and ate chocolate from a store that's been there since the …
... So, whilst there was a lot of walking, it meant that we go up close and personal to all the sights and monuments.
Toledo is such a beautiful little old city. I won't bore you with the details (but you can look it up on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo,_S pain), if you wish) but its history dates back to the Roman empire and it has fallen under Roman, Moor and Christian rule. This coloured history means that the town has many monuments of ...
... lore, in particular the story of Moscardó's son Luis. The 16 year old boy was captured by the Republicans who held him hostage and demanded that the Nationalists surrender the Alcázar. It is alleged that Luis told his father: "Surrender or they will shoot me." To which his father replied: "Then commend your soul to God, shout 'Viva Cristo Rey' and die like a hero.
We spent far longer than planned and anticipated ...
... there. Its not central so I'll have to explore. The thing that's a little sad about Madrid is that everyone watches their bag/purse and warns you to watch out for thieves. The thief's are mostly young kids who are fast and target individuals, but you can't get on a subway car without people looking at you like you are a pickpocket. Very sad. Tomorrow my last tour in Spain - I'm looking forward to Granada and the coast for Diving
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