Gran Hotel Lakua
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The first leg of the touring was a 1 hour bus ride to Vitoria, south of Bilbao. Thankfully, the rain let up and, by the time we were out again, it was clearing up. We arrived at about 1:30 and immediately started looking for a nice place to have lunch. On the way to lunch, we saw a few interesting sites - although not technically tourist attractions. First was a display in one of the main plazas made up of a trail of shoes (see photo). The display was part of a civil ...
... up so as not to miss a tour. We poor Americans need to understand more languages. Our tour had people speaking, German, French, Castilian, Czech. - and several others that we couldn't make out. They all understood the winery tour guide withher Spanish inflected English. I'm so embarrassed. The winery tour was quite interesting with close-up views of all the operations and a video of the building of the Gehry designed hotel. Staying inside ...
Hotel Viura, Villanueva della Alva (Booking.com)
Super modern accommodations in the heart of an old village. It was a confusing site, but one I couldn't help but love. The rooms were huge and incredibly simplistic, which added to its charm. They had an onsite "wine shop" where you could purchase and taste many wines and the restaurant was wonderful. I would definitely recommend.
... antsy when we're just sitting around. I'm always the first one finished eating because I don't really talk during my meal, it's more of a shove food down your throat type of thing so you can get energy and move onto the next thing. Here, they savor every taste and take their time. Also, I get made fun of the way I eat fruit because they're all so used to cutting and peeling things themselves with only a little knife, and I'm always used to ...
... city, still only accessible through 4 gates that interrupt the protective walls. Some lunch, a wonder, a frappe, and then back to the Marques De Riscal for our second winery tour of the day.
Some Maques De Riscal facts:
- The oldest winery in la Rioja - founded in 1858
- Produces a mind-blowing 5 million bottles of wine a year. And that's it's Rioja winery. They also have a winery in Rueda which ...