Fontecruz Avila Golf Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Avila
... at least an hour more of drive time then we had initially thought it would be. Luckily for us, the drive was beautiful. It was a great way to see the Spanish country side. We drove through mountains, valleys, over rivers and through little farm areas. Not to mention a large city, Madrid. In a weird way, everything reminded us a little of driving through Mexico. And not just all of the road signs being in ...
... room, not only that but it was the same room as I had shared with Catherine, Mary and Josef last year! I claimed my old bed in the middle, Eoin slept in Mary's old bed and Marco in Catherine's. The window shutter still does not close but I am leaving it alone this year as I nearly fell out the window fixing it last year. So we start walking tomorrow. We are going to try and make the 38km to Hospital de Orbigo as I did last year but by this stage I ...
... br> This past Sunday, I took another day trip to Ávila, a city to the north west of Madrid that still today has maintained its 13 century wall! During the middle ages here in Spain, nearly every city had a wall for protection and towers for fortification, but today only a few remain, and those that do are typically only partial sections of the ancient walls. Alcalá for example, Has about 200 meters of its wall still standing. Ávila, ...
... the upper levels. It doesn't look like work will be completed any time soon.
After a decent meal in a different restaurant (which seems to support the theory that the cheaper places are actually better!), I take another walk out to get some night shots of Avila's walls. There's a very screechy brass band playing at one point - I'm glad they're nowhere near my hotel. This place doesn't have the same buzz about it compared to Burgos.
123 miles and a 4 hour walk
... threw out the monarchy in 1931, one of the many reasons being the vast and expensive Royal household. Then after a long civil war Franco’s dictatorship recognised that a monarch will return. Lo and behold they come back after Franco’s death and immediately start spreading again. Juan Carlos’ current titles include King of Spain, of Castile, of León, of Aragon, of the Two ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet