Hosteria de Almagro Valdeolivo
- Breakfast Available
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Pets allowed
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... invented by Cervantes, who charged at windmills, mistaking them for his enemies. A case for Specsavers by the sound of it. Well, Consegrua is where Cervantes got the idea for the story from.
Above the town is a narrow ridge, rising about 100 metres from the surrounding plain, and dotted along it are a line of about a dozen old windmills - with an old castle in the middle. The castle is mostly 10th century, the windmills considerably newer (though not nearly ...
A long haul, but good road surfaces and little traffic meant plenty of time to sightsee even when moving at the speed limit. If you're into wind farms, they've gone for them on a grand scale.If windmills are your thing, a short run off the main drag is Consuegra. These are the giants tilted -at by Don ...
With storms still forecast for the east side of the country a change of plan took us west and out into the open interior. Still plenty of castles and fortified towns about although given the weather we did not stop to explore. Arrived at the hotel in good time so had a walk around the town. Not really much to see and the church was closed. The hotel had enclosed parking so the bike was parked inside along with the owners.
... a fairly sunny part of the world.
My second stop was in the southern part of the province near
the Andalusian border at the Castillo de Calatrava Nueva, the ruins of a castle
& convent spectacularly located on a mountaintop seemingly in the middle of
nowhere. The region around castle was awarded to the Knights of Calatrava in
the late 1100s, a group affiliated with the Cistercian order which won this
border region for the Christian ...
... standing on sacred ground! How exciting is that? Let me explain to you a little bit about what I mean....
During my third or fourth week in Mexico I went to a presentation by a feminist theologian named Mariana Gomez. I wasn't exactly sure what she was going to be speaking about but I was excited about what she had to say. She started by asking all of us to take off our shoes and remember that we are always walking on sacred ground. But why was this ...