Hotel Don Manuel
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... of wide tree-lined boulevards intersecting at angles that create broad
vistas of the palace and other buildings like other eighteenth century planned
cities like Washington, DC, Karlsruhe, and Versailles. I have to admit that
while the palace’s rooms are opulently decorated and interesting to walk
through with an audio guide, their grandeur is comparable to many smaller royal
palaces around Europe rather than Versailles.
... the signs on Fri evening that no food or picnics were allowed in the gardens, and no bike riding either.
Just around the corner from the campsite a small bridge crossed the R Tajo, into the gardens.
As you crossed the bridge there was a Castle Hotel with a big permanent marquee outside. We saw some smartly dressed people ...
... a 1.00 am departure and 4 am arrival. We stopped making bookings there for the day. It hadn't been possible to book this stuff in France, and the Spanish rail website was impenetrable for bookings. This was our first opportunity, and it didn't go so well.
The half hour walk back to our place now familiar, we examine maps, immovables (Lisbon accommodation is already booked and the cost of cancelling is a bit steep), possibles and alternatives. We snack and head back armed ...
October will be a month of much less travel for me than September was. In a way, I am very grateful. It is allowing me to spend more time with my host family, and get to know the city of Alcalá better.
This past Sunday, I visited The Royal Palace of Aranjuez, which is located about an hour south of Madrid by train. The kings of the 1500s-1800s didn't just live in the one grand palace in Madrid that I saw during my first week here. They actually had a palace ...
Saturday morning we walked out through the former palace gardens (planted with sprouts of all things next to the site) into Aranjuez in search of the weekly street market, which turned out to be a lively affair with very vocal stall holders promoting their wares. The first bit is clothes, household goods (towels, bedding and the like) and a number of unofficial traders who do not rent a traditional wooden stall but set out ...