Hotel Gran Legazpi
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... age of 48 until his death 25 years later in 1635. Due to the major expansion at this time, private homes having more than 2 floors were required to house state workers (e.g., civil servants or military men). Captain Alonso de Contreras (an adventurer of the time) was one of the people appointed to stay in the extra bedroom. To avoid these guests, people started to build "tricky" houses; the exterior presented a two-story home, a camouflage ...
As I sit on my outdoor balcony "terraza" reflecting the high points of the trip so far, and which to tell, the chatter from the people "la gente" echoes above. I've been here three days so far, but have had enough time to experience some highs and lows. I'll start with the day I arrived.
I arrived at the airport awkwardly carrying 5 heavy bags (one of which being the alcohol I bought duty-free when ...
... which wasn't relevant for us, but turned out to be true for many young Spanish couples we saw there...). The temple itself was a gift from Egypt to Madrid and is a very cool structure surrounded by a reflecting pool. Beyond the structure, there is a fantastic view over west Madrid and some green space where many Spaniards our age came to hang out. We sat there enjoying the view and the perfect night weather for a while before heading back to our hostel.
... tour with a local guide. She was not happy when, halfway through her commentary of the history of the Discoveries Monument, we all jumped off the bus to watch a horse parade! She showed us the wonderful cathedral, which was built to commemorate the return of Vasco de Gama from his first voyage of discovery. We also went to the town of Cascais, where the current king of Spain lived as a child whilst the Spanish Royal family was in exile during the ...
... 8211; a mainstay for the inhabitants of Madrid ( and apparently a late night institution – the Spanish equivalent of going for a kebab ! )
We find one of the oldest "chocalatiers" and sit down to a feast of freshly prepared churros and cups of pure, liquid chocolate. Yum yum piggy yum ! Bears no resemblance to those churros from the van at the Vic Market, let me tell you, wow – what a treat and way to end our time in Espanol. Viva Spain ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed