Palacio de los Velada
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Fantastic hotel, best location, and a magical stay
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... of massive instruments used during its construction. Followed s by more paintings byGreco and Coxcie. We next looked at some royal living quarters, Philip's bed where he passed away. The building also houses the mausoleum of various kings and queens. There is even a Pantheon housing all the young children who passed away less then 7 years old. The whole mausoleum is lined with dark black and greens marbles. Next I saw the cloister, basicilica and the library. The wall ...
Stuff ups with buses etc. arrived in Saville 10.30 dinner then bed.
Have three great days with Lorraine. Visited churches, convents, bibloteca's and other interesting historic places.
We had forgotten how late the Spanish eat, how much they smoke but how fabulous the food and vino is.
You pass by the schools, kids out the front smoking in their non uniform, some with shorts that don't meet their ...
... re surrendering to the pig and going out to the best cochinillo (suckling pig) restaurant in Segovia. It might be slim pickings on the trail so we need to fatten up before go.
If Avila is all about Teresa then for me Segovia is all about St John of the Cross. His remains were placed here iin the Discalced Carmelite Convent and the visit to this sepulchre was the purpose of my journey. I ...
... preserved piece of civil engineering work that is believed to have been build when Trajan was the emperor. Its dating is backed up by the archeological vestiges found dating back to the period 112 and 117 AD. That makes this about 1900 years old. I am wondering has civil engineering improved over the last 1000 years, or are we way behind our Roman ancestors? Will the bridges we build today still be standing in a 1000 (or 2000) years? I am speechless to even ...
... night walk to see the city; this is not so late in Spain. We found celebrations in the center of the town, as Thursday is a special public holiday in Spain. We ordered a drink to receive free tapas outside the Cathedral before following the sound of music to a concert, managing to get in without tickets. The concert was of two women form the Spanish Voice show; one had an incredible voice for male vocals singing covers from artists such as Coldplay and ...