Bellas Artes Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Jerez De La Frontera
... planned that way, others not so much. Our longest day so far had been 77 miles from Carrión de Los Condes to Tordesillas. But we'd saved the longest til last. Our last day in Spain would be 84 miles from Seville to Cádiz; the longest either of us had ever ridden. But we knew we were going down to the coast so there would be no hills, right? Riiight? By now Chris and I were getting the hang of this early start malarkey and managed to scrape ourselves out of ...
... thought we might be going the wrong way. We reset the GPS and we were in precisely the opposite direction heading to God knows where.
Back on track and into Jerez at lunch time. We found a good lunch spot, called El Toro. Didn't take much notice until we realized there was a bull fight on the big screen TV. It was quite fascinating for a while but when the Picadors started sticking the sharp things into the bull, ...
... meaning we ended up ordering some things we didn't entirely plan to. The portions we had were massive also, far too much food for just two people. Walking was made treacherous by the fact there was dog poo all over the streets, absolutely everywhere!! Not the nicest thing to have to contend with.
We booked a session in the Banos Arabes (Arabian baths) with a 15 min aromatherapy massage in the evening. This was the perfect relaxing experience. The 3 pools of ...
... El Cabano Blanco' from her childhood) but the Eur 25 EACH put us off. Instead, we did a tour of Tio Pepe sherry bodega much to Tony's joy.
It was a great tour - even Tony thought so, and he had already done the tour 3 times before, he could have hosted the tour himself and I was surprised no one recognised him! After seeing all the history of the brand and area, there was some sherry tasting which was good (but only 2 different sherries). We ...
... of the minarets of former mosques. Most of the churches are baroque with mudjedar decoration and there is a well preserved alcazar which we visited earlier in this trip with some friends.
John arrived on schedule and we had a pleasant dinner but we had to rush off to the mountains of the sierra de Grazelema national park in the morning. Aftter an overnight there we returned to Jerez and enjoyed a final couple of days shopping and eating.
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