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Travel Blogs from Toledo
This morning the sky was grey and
forbidding with the hillside covered in mist. We went down for
breakfast (and a fine breakfast it was too with German/Italian types
We then made our way to the Jewish
quarter through the mist and went to the Seraphic Museum at …
The day began with grey clouds and the
snow from yesterday had all melted from the roof tops. We went down
for breakfast at about 9.00 (the time breakfast in this hotel starts)
and were served coffee and a big bread roll that was toasted by the
coughing and hacking clerk.
G´day everyone. Well, we´re off... Got to Dublin Airport thanks to one very excited Cathy Coyne! Thanks for the lift girl. Arrived in Madrid and Hertz wouldn´t accept Michael´s drivers license - the fact it was broken and his name had fallen off was the main factor, but he still protested!! So, the car was put in my name. Never drove a right hand …
... to reserve a train ticket. I went to the Prado Museum after lunch and had a last look at my favorites -.here is my original post.
Today I had the Toledo trip (about an hour and a half drive out of the city of Madrid. This city is one of the oldest in Spain and has history going back before Christ. It was like so many other Spanish cities - at the whims of the rulers of the day. Romans, Visigoths (Goths), Arabs, ...
... 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. ...