Palacio de los Velada
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Fantastic hotel, best location, and a magical stay
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... while the rest of the group wandered around the town to shop and snack. Those of us who attended the fountain show were blown out of the water, quite literally. Each fountain show lasted about ten minutes, with a gradual increase in height and width of water sprays. The first two fountains were particularly powerful. Groups of Spanish school kids stood by the the railing of the fountains in their bathing suits and by the end of each display were ...
... s dictator from 1939 to 1975) is buried. It's a pretty controversial place. From the freeway, we were able to see the huge cross that tops the Valley of the Fallen's basilica, which is one of the biggest basilicas in the world. Back in Segovia, the students did a Cultural Rally, a scavenger hunt through the center of Segovia. In small groups, they had to answer a series of questions about Segovia by asking locals, and identify the location of various ...
... to a small town called Trancoso. It is a really picturesque little town with narrow streets and stone houses preserving the medieval atmosphere. It is situated quite high and provided a strategic position in the defence of the frontier with Spain and made it an important fortress during the Middle Ages.
A castle circles the old town which we explored - being 2pm most things were closed and people had gone for their siestas so it was fortunate that we found ...
... 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 ...
... All of which were exemplary.
I was then roped in to a magician's performance outside the restaurant where I had to look like I knew what I was doing with a magician who spoke a foreign language at a million miles an hour! I HAD NO CLUE! He made a cigarette disappear from right in front of me, before I went back to the room and went to bed. I have another interesting day tomorrow, as I'm off to Salamanca. See you then, adios for ...