NH Palacio del Duero
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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. )
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 ...
... not come from her! We were thrilled with our presents and the chilled sparkling wine was very welcome and went perfectly with a warm shower. It felt like luxury! Especially when we wrapped thick white towels around ourselves and actually got dry. Two weeks of thin synthetic handkerchief sized towelling was getting old. At the hearty recommendation of mum and Daisy we made our way to a nearby square in search of El Horno - a restaurant that served ...
... slight disappointment. There were plenty of pasos (see below for an example) in the museum to see--but that was it. There was no information about what, exactly, was done during Holy Week with these pasos. True, there isn't much to say, I suppose--they carry them down the street. Still, a museum's purpose is to inform, not just ...
... So, unless you already know much about Semana Santa, I wouldn't recommend this museum.
The day was pleasant and we wandered about for several hours. There are castle "remnants" (much refurbished it seems) next to the cathedral in a lovely little park that makes one wish to have prepared a picnic.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNH Palacio del Duero Zamora
Beautiful modernisation inside ancient building.
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