Hostal Alfonso XII
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I visited the Cathedral of Toledo on my 2001 trip to Madrid
with my brother and have since always regarded it as one of the most stunning
Christian churches in the world. Toledo’s Cathedral is one of the three main
Gothic Cathedrals in Castile, along with those in Burgos and Leon. It holds especial
importance as the center of the Roman Catholic church in Spain, ...
At lunch I tried something I'd never tried until then - octopus. It came in chunks as part of the free appetiser. The texture and taste was much nicer than I expected. I still don't think I'd be able to eat an octopus if it arrived on my plate whole with all its tentacles out, but in the future if a dish has octopus chunks in it I won't hold back from ordering it.
After I left the cathedral I had just enough time to buy a very special souvenir for myself - ...
... the castle. What I didn't know was that it had been turned over to the Army many years ago and they had turned it into an Army Museum.
(owwww I didn't want an army museum, I wanted a castle- stamping my feet).
The good news was that it was free to enter on Sundays, but the bad news was that the place was set up by the army. Some General probably said " I think that it would be a good idea to set everything up in regimented lines, cos thats what we do in the army". "Yes Sir, ...
Estacion del Ferrocarrill, Toledo
As we disembarked from the train at Toledo we could see the old city perched high on the hill above the station to the west. There was a purple haze on the hills and the surrounding grassland was white with frost.
The present train station which was opened in 1920, replacing an earlier station, is built in the Neo-Mudejar style. The clock tower of the station imitates the style of Toledo church ...
... car park, and lugged our cases into the old section of town, where vehicles are not permitted. We checked in to the accommodation which has a name that is very tricky to pronounce, however it is written above for you to read. we went into the town and walked around lost for some time, before we had a lunch break at a café around the corner from the centre.
With my health gradually improving, we went inside the main cathedral, which is so big that it can fit the ...