Hotel Don Manuel
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... up, possibly via Seville and on to Portugal. We are aiming for Evora and Lisbon, as we've been to the Algarve.
So we 'swapped' Madrid for Cordoba! We could have gone to Madrid on Monday, but everything shuts on Mondays!
So instead of going to Madrid we had a lazy day, did all our washing and watched our Spanish neighbours packing up.
After a domestic morning we took a 50 minute drive south to Aranjuez to see the 18th© Royal Palace (original bits from the 16th©). Wonderful Apple Maps stored detailed directions for the whole trip. It was a dream. Not so good coming back when we lacked the internet connection to upload the return journey! The Mini has GPS nav, but not as ...
... San Gines ... the chocolate was very very good. The place is an institution, a many-roomed salon with columns and polished brass and cream-coloured walls. This beverage was how chocolate was initially consumed in Europe when the Dutch still held the monopoly on its trade. We walked on back to Puerta del Sol, which was also packed. We sat by a statue and watched, we had walked for three hours and a rest was required.
... and reputed to be one of his finest - 'Burial of the Count of Orgaz'. It attracted a great deal of attention from several tour groups, and we queued briefly to get in but once inside we didn't consider it worth the entry charge. An audio guide or an explanatory leaflet about the complex painting might have helped us appreciate it more as it does contain a lot of detail. With nothing else on our list we took to browsing and ...
... be using the trunk road which ran nearby for the duration of the route. This, together with the high speed railway line, has obviously been a huge investment for the Spanish and very impressive. About an hour into the journey and well away from the coast, the scenery became more pleasing on the eye with some greenery in the form of tree covered slopes and vine, olive and orange agriculture. The architecture improved too once away from the high rise building of he resorts, ...