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... of a US state, except with a lot more power. Before Spain was united, Castilla-León used to be two separate regions -- Castilla la Vieja and León, before becoming one.) I'm a big fan of the Game of Thrones series -- and this castle reminded me of something that could easily be transported into that world. Today, the castle is a museum/tourist attraction and we walked around to see the things on display -- armor, weapons, thrones, etc. We paid ...
... retreat from the heat and fumes of the capital, and it was here that the Hapsburg king Philip II decided to found a monastery dedicated to St Lawrence, in gratitude for his victory against the French in 1557. It seemed such a waste for such a lovely spot to be just a monastery, so he had a palace incorporated into it as well. So 1,200 doors,2,600 windows and 21 years later the palace was open ...
... Once again, the various art on the ceiling was quite striking.
Each room up to this point had tapestries on every wall. They were not simply hung; but rather they were attached to the wall. Each one was framed. They almost looked like paintings. Each room also had a beautiful chandelier hanging from the center of the ceiling. One of them was hanging from the center of a beautifully sculpted florette.
We next entered the Zacarias ...
We drove north out of Pozuelo, up and over the Sierras, to the small town of Rascafria. It is a quaint town nestled in a valley.
We walked around town and did a little shopping. We also found a restaurant in which we had coffee and churros.
When we finished, we drove just outside of town to ...
... its festivals.
It's hot during the day here but it's either real comfortable or a little cool in the evenings. Our room at our Spanish home is small but cute - light purple walls. It's so cute that we feel like we're just 5! Though we have our own bathroom, it isnt connected to our room so that kind of inconvenient but ...
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