Hostal Alfonso XII
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... of the Jews the Catholic Monarch gave the building to the Order of Calatrava. The former great prayer hall became a Christian temple and burial place for some of the Knights of Calatrava. The building had many different uses over the next 4 centuries. In 1877, it was declared a national monument.
The great prayer room is rectangular in shape with a collar beam roof (see the photo). Although, most of the original polychrome has been lost, some of the ...
... sculpture, or painting, that have lasted centuries and even millennia and still evoke the word 'stunning' in people. I sort of wish I could do something like that.
Today I went in my very first mosque and synagogue. I don't think I've ever been in either one of those places of worship before. They were both very interesting, and not currently in use and very old and had been converted to Christian churches at ...
... with lots of small winding twisting streets making finding locations difficult.
We wondered about our first day there had a wonderful lunch and then hopped back on the tourist bus to take another circuit around the town.
Toledo is Spain's leading Catholic city with a magnificent Cathedral, lots of other churches, monasteries and convents. It was build where an old mosque once stood. It is an amazing place, as Rick ...
... if you hesitate or hog the fast lane momentarily then you’re out of sync and could end up stuck in the wrong lane. Amazingly I don’t recall being honked at for this part of the drive (don’t worry, I got more than my fair share in other places). All up I drove 1,244.3 km in these 7 days and made it to my flight with even enough time to get some duty free booze.
The flight back was half full and great to just have 5.5 hrs and be back in Accra and ...
... taking in the narrow alleyways, stores, and architectural details.
For dinner, we picked a restaurant named Fabula off the internet which turned out to be an excellent choice. We had the cheese filled, bacon wrapped dates, the wild boar, and eggplant stuffed with cheese. We finished with chocolate 'souffle’ actually an oozing chocolate cake. The food was all excellent, and the total bill was 35.2 E, so a great deal.