Castillo De La Zuda
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A princess for a night
Dad told us that there would be a surprise stop on the way back to Barcelona. So when he told me it was Tortosa I thought he had blew the surprise. No. The surprise was a freaking castle.
The GPS kept saying "u-turn" but Dad ignored it, and our own protests, and kept driving up and up and up until we reached the …
... squid, prawns, lobster and crab.
It's claim to fame is that 'El Cid' was filmed here. Not that we re-call anything familiar from the film however we enjoyed walking along the ramparts and viewing the North and South beaches from the battlements.
A complete village in a fort and there were several hidden churches surprisingly tucked away down side streets. Also because it is ...
... but thought it might be too big for our little cooking pot.
Instead we bought some Christmas cheer in the form of some lovely Spanish brandy and some good Rioja.
Kay had her photo taken with Father Christmas but refused to sit on his knee.
The stalls were mostly leather goods and jewelery and some Christmas decorations.
We had a lovely lunch in a bodega bistro where we sampled the local rioja..lovely.
... to a village that I head read about on a travel forum. Appropriately enough, Miravet is right next to the River Ebro and we would be spending the next two days in the Ebro delta so it was nice to see what the river looked like further up its course. The weather was glorious and a nice improvement on the damp and cold of the England we left behind and an hour or so after touchdown, having negotiated the traffic in Reus, though it might have been quicker finding a way around the ...
... and well maintained city walls, and various other historic buildings which make this old town now a popular site for tourists. It is certainly a very attractive village, and the white walls and blue trims of many of the houses, cafes and shops are a perfect foil for the very clear blue of the water ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsCastillo De La Zuda Tortosa
I can't believe I got to stay in a castle. This parador chain managed to maintain the castle's charm while keeping it just modern enough for the 21st century guest. While the view from the castle isn't much, who cares! It's a castle.
Great rooms (decor), great breakfast included.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.