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Travel Blogs from Toledo
... and this trip was no different. I had to choose between the Royal hoopla in Madrid or Corpus Christi. In the end, I had to choose Madrid for a chance to see my Prince Felipe become el Rey de Espaņa!
The streets were decorated beautifully with hanging baskets and fresh flower arrangements. Normally, every turn in this city is a photo op but, especially today, I was always clicking one more picture... it was great. Well, ...
... final monument of the day is the beautifully simple tiny square mosque which was built in 922 and is the oldest building in the city. Towards the end of the day the monuments were less busy. The tranquillity of the mosque left me feeling refreshed and invigorated - at least enough to walk down through the Puerta de Luz and onto the Puerta de Bisagra.
To finish off the day in Toledo we decide to take a taxi up to the ...
... to muggers, etc it'd probably attract the attention of the police pretty quickly... a crossbow would be pretty fun though.
The military museum was very good, it was full of all sorts of old weaponry, armour and uniforms (the Spanish military have really gone through some hilarious outfits.) There's a great display on the history of photography as well. The descriptions of the different battles and major events of Spain's military history were ...
... at the Plaza I needed to walk through in order to get to my hotel, so it was standing room only on the metro and in the stations. Many of the individuals were quite eclectic, drunk, and crazy loud. The music wasn't something I would listen to for entertainment or enjoyment. Comig out of the station, some poor old man fell down the stairs of the metro station and busted his head and nose open. The cops and paramedics were treating him. ...
... which is supposed to be the highest viewpoint of the city. I donīt get much excited about tall views so I stay down and just Tes climbs up. While Iīm waiting I see a barsito so to pass the time I get one canita.
As it's late and we have to leave around 07.30 to be at 09.00 at Blanca's birthday we headed to our last stop: the bullring. When we get there we can see that a "corrida de toros" itīs about to start, it was 6.15 pm. And this one started at ...
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