Hosteria de Bracamonte

Bracamonte 6, Avila, Castile-León, 05001, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Avila

A very very long day of driving

A travel blog entry by ldschaub

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We woke up, packed our bags and were on our way. We would be returning to Barcelona in a couple of weeks and would have plenty of time to see the city. Since we were starting to burn out on large cities, we decided to get on our way to Espinar, which was a suburb of Sergovia and a short way from Madrid.
We had read that toll charges in Spain could add up quickly so we opted to avoid tolls on our GPS, which lead ...

A Day Trip fit for a King

A travel blog entry by bryantdawson

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... by the remains of the current king's dad (once his body had gone through a 50 year chemical process to prepare the bones for this room). Nobody knows exactly where the current king of Spain, Juan Carlos will be buried since there is no more room here. They may start a new room for all the future kings. Even more than the kings, however, the remains of many royal family members and important court members through the ages have been buried in the cemetery under ...

Not Traveling Still Means Traveling!

A travel blog entry by bryantdawson

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... of Cows are the main livestock I have seen thus far.

Once in Ávila, I walked the ancient wall. at this current time, it was possible to walk around half the wall, from one side of the historic city to the other. The walk took about an hour and was accompanied by an audio tour that recounted the history of the city. From up on the wall, I could see all the sites of the city talked about in the tour. As I learned, Ávila was ...

A few last things in Valencia, and drive to Avila

A travel blog entry by mackles

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... did actually try and book another night in the apartment but couldn't get hold of the manager, so decided to finish off in the morning, then drive the 4-5hrs to Avila.

The most modern part of the city is the City of Arts and Science - I don't really know the background to it, but it really is incredibly beautiful. We packed up and headed there earlyish. It consists of different museums and features, but ...

Missed it!

A travel blog entry by mrvince1952

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... lived very simply like a monk in an unfurnished part of it! Each to his own, I suppose.

Also not far from Escorial, I've missed out on the Valley of the Dead, supposedly Spain's monument to the dead of both sides in the Civil War, but actually Franco's mausoleum. But I wasn't intending to pay my respects to Franco in any case ....

After driving round a number of country lanes, I get to the village of Peguerinos, where there's the chance of ...

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