Palacio de los Velada
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPalacio de los Velada Avila
Fantastic hotel, best location, and a magical stay
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... mystical writings. Our guided tour of Ávila took us all over the old city: we walked along the enormous medieval walls, saw the courtyards of several medieval palaces, and entered numerous Saint Teresa sites. Towards the end of the tour, we sat on the steps of the convent and read one of Saint Teresa's most famous poems together in Spanish: 'Let nothing disturb you, let nothing dismay you...' (see photo). After eating our lunches in the Plaza ...
... we walked up to the enchanting town square, where we spent half an hour wandering through its streets and trying local delicacies in its shaded plazas. Then we ate our bag lunches in a nearby park. Afterwards, the students had a blast playing on the fun playground equipment. On our way back to Segovia, we passed by the Valley of the Fallen, a monument to those who died during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), but also the place where Francisco ...
... and drove through Salamanca without stopping. It did seem to be a very well planned (especially given its history) and attractive city even the outskirts were attractive. But time was against us and Avila was our next destination.
We saw the walls of Avila long before we arrived, and were in awe of its grandeur as we drove through the gates - excited to be staying within the walls of the ancient city.
Our little hostel was lovely, and we ...
... 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 ...