Gran Hostal San Segundo

San Segundo 28, Avila, Castile-León, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Avila

A very very long day of driving

A travel blog entry by ldschaub on May 01, 2014

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... the terrain as well. The land is a little drier so there were trees densely populated around rivers and more sparse in open fields. There were also shorter shrubs and vine-like plants as opposed to the huge bushy plants you might find in northern Europe. This terrain, mixed with the Spanish style homes were making me feel like I knew exactly where I was. Even the driving was a little more like southern Arizona ...

A Day Trip fit for a King

A travel blog entry by bryantdawson on Nov 09, 2013

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... the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid. This is a famous old school that used to teach the likes of Federico Garcia Lorca, Salvador Dali, Luis Bunuel, and Severo Ochoa, some of the most famous figures in early 20th century Spanish history. The Residencia was one of the most advanced schools in Europe at the time paving the way for a new style of teaching based in sciences and free-thinking. It had many practical project-based activities to accompany studies, ...

Not Traveling Still Means Traveling!

A travel blog entry by bryantdawson on Oct 13, 2013

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... of Cows are the main livestock I have seen thus far.

Once in Ávila, I walked the ancient wall. at this current time, it was possible to walk around half the wall, from one side of the historic city to the other. The walk took about an hour and was accompanied by an audio tour that recounted the history of the city. From up on the wall, I could see all the sites of the city talked about in the tour. As I learned, Ávila was ...

Avila

A travel blog entry by mackles on Oct 08, 2013

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... are called 'Racions' and are slightly bigger dishes. We went back to the place we had chocolat and churros and ordered a variety of Racions for lunch because the guy was so friendly, even though he spoke no English. He seemed pretty popular with the locals too. It was all delicious, although we were surprised that the patatas (normally chips) with aioli was actually ...

Missed it!

A travel blog entry by mrvince1952 on Jun 18, 2013

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... Disneyland people used it as the model for theirs. Apparently the original was burnt down in 1862 and whoever built this one went completely over the top with his architectural styles! I don't bother to go in.

I carry on round the north side of the historic quarter on leafy avenues alongside the city walls. In places, modern buildings have been built directly onto the top of the walls. I'm taking things slowly, but feeling better than at any ...

       

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