Estalagem Santa Catarina
Travel Blogs from Miranda do Douro
... of mountain bike
tracks and is on the GR 14 route so lots of opportunity to cycle and walk. The
draw to the area is the stunning valleys cut out by the river Duero and its
tributaries through granite boulder strewn countryside.
This evening we cycled to the ermita Nostra Sra. Del
Castillo, a small church perched high overlooking the Duero River and the Portuguese
border. It was a quiet spot but a nearby information board ...
... to the nines. As best as we could tell, they were just out walking the streets and sitting in the cafés enjoying a lovely Sunday afternoon.
While the city is beautiful, filled with great squares, old churches, and wonderful shopping, we found the people not so hospitable. Where the folks in the Basque area were extremely welcoming, the people of Zamora were cold, and at often times downright rude. This is a pretty big city, and we were ...
... set off in good spirits. Straight away we started climbing into a head wind. The climb evened out at times but the wind stayed and we had to pedal even on the rare downhills we encountered. Luckily it was overcast so we ploughed on through the day, stopping for lunch 80km in. We found a nice patch of grass in the sun not far from a supermarket and enjoyed a welcome break from pedalling. We eventually dragged ourselves back onto the bikes and arrived a ...
... stuff. Spanish pizza has always seemed to be at least as bad as that, thus leading me to avoid it at all costs since my initial encounter. But Pizza Móvil looked good to-day, and...it is by far the best pizza I've had in Europe. It may rank, at best, in the middle of 'best pizzas of all time', but can't complain this time.
... So, unless you already know much about Semana Santa, I wouldn't recommend this museum.
The day was pleasant and we wandered about for several hours. There are castle "remnants" (much refurbished it seems) next to the cathedral in a lovely little park that makes one wish to have prepared a picnic.