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... extensive Palace Gardens, so this time we made sure to visit it. We turn up, pay our € 5 and find we were the only guests, so have a private guided tour of this amazing hunting lodge cum palace.
We spend time wandering the gardens. There are dozens of elaborate fountains, but most are not in working order. The city claims it will repair all of them eventually, but they will only work at certain limited times. We encounter two of ...
After Louis XIV, the “Sun King” of France, built Versailles
other European monarchs all started trying to keep up with Joneses (or the
Bourbons, as it may be) and said, “I want one of those!” The Spanish royals
upgraded their country retreat and hunting lodge about 30 miles south of Madrid
at Aranjuez into an opulent winged multi-story palace with extensive gardens.
Although not quite on the scale ...
We drove from the bottom of Spain up to the middle to visit the capital Madrid. We found a site in a small town just below Madrid called Aranjuez. What a surprising little town. It had a palace, massive gardens and a bull fighting ring.
Lucas wanted us to go to Toledo but we stuck to our guns and our plans to visit Segovia. Lucas was not on the desk and as we were talking to the girl about ordering a taxi he suddenly materialised, asked if we were still going to Segovia, said 'please follow me' and turned on his heals. The girl looked be-miffed and said you should follow him... We caught him halfway to the curb, he raised his arm and two taxi drivers did crash turns into the ...
Aranjuez is a typical city site - with lots of 'Fixed' caravans with awnings, patios, gardens, artificial flowers, little fences etc.
Late on Friday night and on Saturday morning Spanish families started to arrive. Two families opposite us had obviously 'camped' together for years.
They set up flags - it seemed to be Atletico ...