Hotel Santo Domingo de Silos
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... to say it's just incredible.
After some exploring if was well passed lunch so we headed back to the hotel - eating at Maria's was clearly not an option if we didn't want to stand on the street (and that is one being used by cars) leaning against a pole with 50 other people also taking tapas (and that's not including those inside).
Finally we found a little restaurant that was quiet and reasonable where we enjoyed a quick bite. The chef was lovely ...
... for me the most amazing part was seeing the Pantheon, which is essentially a large tomb created to hold all of Spain's Kings. It is currently full so I suppose they are going to have to add an addition for the next Kings, but the area was very cool. It was an octagonal room and each wall had slots where caskets of Kings lay. They went all the way to the ceiling and had all of Spain's Kings. It really was amazing.
The rest of the place was very interesting as ...
... an hour away from Madrid. Waiting for the train to El Escorial, some moron came and sat next to me to ask if I was Chinese or Japanese. In order to speed up the process of getting rid of him, I aggressively said "Australiana!", acting very offended as if I'd never heard that one before. I think he peed his pants a little because he apologised 3 times before getting up and running away. Laters! Mission accomplished. El Escorial Unfortunately you're not allowed ...
Today Bryan leaves us, so we have programmed a visit to the Monastery of Santa Maria del Parral, located on the opposite bank of the River Eresma. This involves descending the infamous Alcázar short cut steps once more. The monastery only opens at set times, so we have chosen the 11:30 am time slot. Rushing down the steps and up the hill on the other side, we arrive panting at the massive door, only to ...
... of the Mudéjar sections of the building.
After the tour, we return to the Plaza Mayor for refreshments with our hosts. Maria recommends the Maribel Restaurant near the Aqueduct, for the Segovian speciality of “Cochinillo”, roast suckling pig.
In the evening we return to the Plaza Mayor for more music.When we arrive there is ...