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Oliver's big request for his birthday was a trip to Toledo. He knew that he needed a "real sword." The biggest interest in Oliver's life right now is the life of a knight. We a bought our bus tickets and took the 45 minute ride to Toledo. The city is known for its history of three cultures: Arab, Christian, and Jewish. And, it is a walking history lesson with plenty of sites to visit. There are more Churches, Synagogues, and Mosques ...
... with animal and plant motifs, all created by the Toledo sculptor Cecilio Béjar in the 20th century. The upper cloisters, first completed in 1526 and restored in the 19th century, contain Mudéjar ornamentation, including a ceiling of larch wood, painted with the motifs and coats of arms of the Catholic Monarchs, and the motto Tanto monta, monta tanto.
The church is decorated with the coats of arms of the Catholic Monarchs held by ...
... that houses a monstrance, a part of which is said to be made of the very first gold that came back from the Americas! It also houses an impressive collection of paintings by famous painters. Unfortunately the Sacristy where they are stored was closed for some sprucing up and the most famous paintings are away in Madrid for restoration. They are making everything nice and spiffy as next year is the 400th anniversary of El Greco’s ...
... of olive trees growing too. I though Italy used a lot of olive oil will let me tell you the cheese they have at breakfast is in olive oil. I try to choose the top slices because the oil kind of freaks me out.
Besides McDonalds today we also passed several bricko depot’s, or in English Home Depot so husbands in Spain must have honey-due lists too!
Our hotel in Granada was interesting. ...
... done all of the above!:)
After seeing the amazing architectural detail that was put into the building we were off to see the gardens that surround it. People compare this palace to Versailles. The gardens contained fountain after fountain, beautiful flowers and amazing shapes out of bushes! ha Mom would have died. Good thing I took a lot of pictures so she can get some ideas for home;)
After our 3 hour long tour we headed back to our hotel and went ...
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