Hotel Alcazar -- Segovia
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... fire is on, we're huddled in the van, snow is forecast for tomorrow and it looks bleak for our meander through France - St Remy de Provence, Dijon, Lyon onwards and upwards to Brugges in Flanders. It's warmer in blooming Hereford.
This trip to Spain has restored our appreciation of the country. Next stop, La Belle France, will it achieve the same?.
Hasta la próxima vez en Francia,
... has been a lot of Jewish influence in this area. Our RD, who acted as our tour guide, explained that the Jews were basically told at one point they either had to convert to Catholicism, or leave everything behind and move to another area. Those Jews who remained in Spain were called Sefarditas or Sephardic Jews, and there was a lot of Jewish and Arab influence in the area. It definitely made me appreciate ...
... displaying the prices a couple of times, we were able to find the correct fuel for the car and were on our way.
Once we arrived in the city, we had to made our way around to find parking. It was like being in a small town in England again; small, narrow, cobblestone, one way, park anywhere you like, roads. After weaving in and out of people and other cars, we finally found a garage that charged by the minute. This was new for us but it makes sense ...
... br> Casa-Museo de Antonio Machado
En route to the alcázar we turn down Calle los Desamparados to take some exterior shots of the house and museum of Antonio Merchado, one of Spain's most famous poets. He rented a room in the house from 1919 until he left Segovia in 1932.
Onwards to the Alcazar
Continuing down the narrow Calle Daoiz we finally emerge to see the magnificent alcázar in front of us.
"The most remarkable building of Segovia is, however, ...
... to even stop to look up like us tourists do today - I highly doubt it. Seems like they were a filthy rich and spoilt bunch. There was also a smallish display of royal silver, what was left after Napoleon Bonaparte's brother melted it down to fund various wars. The Royal Armoury was awesome. I couldn't help myself, I snuck a quick photo when the security guard was on the other side of a horse to me. There was both ...