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Another day, another drive. Today, we direct the bat mobile south-east in the direction of Toledo.
Toledo is in Central Spain and just 70 kilometres south of Madrid.
On the way we make a stop in Segovia - a city in the region of 'Castile and Leon'. The primary reason for this detour is to view the Roman Aqueduct.
The day …
Ok, before we set out on this trip, we made a promise that we wouldn't bore you with details about castle after castle, museum after museum. Today is no exception, but I really need to tell you about Toledo.
We took a day tour out to Toledo and it turned out to be a most enjoyable day out. It was an hour's drive out of Madrid across the La Mancha plains, made famous by Don Quixote. For a start, it was different: a walking tour rather than sitting on a bus being ...
... Age and in Roman and Medieval times this gave rise to the construction of a defensive fortress which was finally transformed into an Imperial Palace.
In more recent history the Alcázar featured in an incident during the Spanish civil war. The Nationalists under Colonel José Moscardó Ituarte held the building against the numerically superior Spanish Republican forces. The Siege of the Alcázar became a central piece of ...
... that he chose to decorate his home in his last days. I also keep going back to the Murrelo room. His colours are so sugary sweet you just want to eat up the paintings. The gallery is free after 6pm so I headed out about 7pm to avoid the crowds (though its fun to watch people run from room to room looking for that must see masterpiece).Tomorrow ironically, I have a Madrid sightseeing tour. I plan to look for the old market and ...
... Why (and no, the date won't work for an answer here!)? If you answered "before" what types of things were definitely added during the Counter-Reformation? Why would they have added these specific things??? If you answered "after" explain why this may have been used as a symbol for the Catholic Church to fight Protestantism. Be specific and descriptive in your answer! Let me know what you think about the churches too... Just for fun. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Abaceria Toledo
Perfect place to stay in Toledo, especially if driving. Secure, safe and free parking. Views to die for. Accomodation excellent for the money.
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