NH Palacio del Duero
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNH Palacio del Duero Zamora
Beautiful modernisation inside ancient building.
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Zamora - could be the title of a Dean Martin song. The town brought out my inner crooner - comfy and cleverly modernised NH hotel, honey coloured ancient buildings, a once a year ceramic market, storks nesting on bell towers, breakfast of organic fruits, local sheep cheese, fresh roasted coffee, mild sunny day. (Wifi is a constant challenge so this blog will need to be polished with pics later. )
Left Pinhao not knowing where we would stay the night. Another hot day !! Not complaining, though. Again, drove through the beautiful mountainous countryside, then headed down to Vila De Foz. Arrived at just the wrong time as most places were closed for siesta, so had a quick look then moved on. Eventually found a roadside stop and had a lunch of bread and salad - very basic but ...
... for the St Peter festival. Hard to move. Everyone with families. Bars full but still no one eating. Found a couple of restaurants around 10 that seemed be serving food but they had reservations and were fully booked. Eventually returned to our hotel and ate a very nice meal in the hotel restaurant. We are so confused about the eating habits in Spain. No one seems to eat at all. In Zamora not even much sign of tapas. There are very few hotels here so book if you intend ...
After driving 5 hours across central Spain we have made it to Zamora. This is a walled city near the border of Portugal and was extremely nice. The area around the cathedral and castle have been made into a lovely park, and the views from atop the old city wall provided great viewing of the river and bridges below.
We arrived on Sunday night, and when we exited the hotel around seven we found the streets flowing with ...
... set off in good spirits. Straight away we started climbing into a head wind. The climb evened out at times but the wind stayed and we had to pedal even on the rare downhills we encountered. Luckily it was overcast so we ploughed on through the day, stopping for lunch 80km in. We found a nice patch of grass in the sun not far from a supermarket and enjoyed a welcome break from pedalling. We eventually dragged ourselves back onto the bikes and arrived a ...