Grand Hotel Barbastro
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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My misconceived idea that if we went up through the mountains along the Pyrenees that it would be cooler. Today is the hottest day we have encountered so far. I don't know how hot as I have no wifi or reception but I'm guessing 35 to 40 degrees. We left Pamplona and it was cool and pleasant but instead of taking Kerry through to Zaragoza I instead chose to go up through the mountains to ...
... rooved stone houses looking impossibly fresh and neat. We gradually rose up to the crest of the Pyrenees through a pass at 1500 metres. The views were vast, though shrouded by mist. At the top we were entertained by a mob of horses with bells. The tinkling of theirs and those of nearby cattle gave an almost eerie feel to the solitude on top of the world.
As we headed south down the mountains into ...
... valleys you find steep hills poking up like anthills. They are crowned with wall to wall houses, and it is not difficult to picture older times with the town fighting invaders trying to scale the sides of the hill. Everything in these old towns rams home the reality of the need to defend against attack. The walled city, the drawbridges and gates, the myriad of slits to fire arrows or guns and ...
... The monastery section of the hotel was nice but of course we stayed in the newer part and had a standard room. With the cheap deal we obtained from booking.com they offered an upgrade - at a price - but being responsible with money!, I declined. The meals were very Pete paleo style- lots of meat and a hint of vegetables. I think we are lucky to eat 2 1/2 cups of veg per week at present. ...
... intact medieval small city with a couple of amazing churches- my favourite was the private chapel completely tiled and which I had to myself for a while. Followed closely by the Capela dos ossos with its warning "We bones, lying here, for yours we wait" sending shivers down the spine as you realised the whole chapel is deocrated with bones.... Evora is as old as the hills which are dotted with megaliths and a mad neolithic cathedral- the vast oval ...