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... King of Navarre from 1402-1424. During the War of Independence in 1813, the palace was deliberately set on fire by the Navarre General to prevent the French from taking control of the site. The reconstruction organization started in 1923 and the building started in 1937 and lasted for 30 more years. There was also a beautiful church attached to the Palace. Finally, we got to go into one of the Spanish Parador ...
... enclosed by apartments...and there are restaurants and shops on the ground floor. Huge white market umbrellas all around the edges of the square as people dined outside. About every 30 seconds water would spray from the centre of these umbrellas....in a fine mist down onto the diners to keep them cool. Madrid is beautiful....I didn't know what to expect and the history and spectacular old buildings took me by surprise. Oh, and I saw the ...
On the way at about 2pm, we found a picnic area and stopped for lunch at Merendero. It was a really large wooded area which looked like a deserted Aire or campsite. It made a lovely stop for lunch though.
Past Onda, we found ourselves on a fabulous country road. In every direction there were pine clad mountain slopes, cliffs and crags, hills ...
... were on the N121 for most of the rest of our journey to Cascante, near Tuleda. On the way we found a picnic area for lunch - the very last carton of tomato soup from Asda. I'll miss that soup.
We arrived at the Aire in Cascante early afternoon. The hilltop town looked lovely on the approach, however it promised more than it delivered. We spent some time planning the next ...
... Better than nothing but I suppose not much.
Those were the castles for the very privileged few, surely a lot more comfortable than what was available to the commoner. Also note, that most of the towns were surrounded by walls which implies they were under threat of attack. Life expectancy in the medieval time was between twenty five and thirty years. All in all, I don't think the middle ages were a very nice time to be living.