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The experience I'm having on this tour just gets more magical each day. Our first stop was the lovely city of Burgos where we saw the Abbey and Royal Convent of las Huelgas. This was founded in 1187 by Alfonso VIII of Castile on behalf of his wife Eleanor of England who became Queen of Castile. She was the daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II. The women who lived here were known as royal nuns and many treasures were donated to the abbey by the ...
... the town to the pilgrim route (see pix). Today we visited two outstanding examples of very early Romanesque churches that show both Arab and Spanish influences, a style that goes under the name Mozarabic. The first was San Miguel de Escalada, a tiny 10th century church in an isolated rural area - very fitting for the cult of 'the hermit'. This is a very austere church that shows signs of both Visigothic and ...
... actually convent, so perhaps some socialising went on?).
2. Penaranda, originally a Celtics fortress village that still has ruins of a medieval castle on a hill above the town. We parked at the end of the town and walked through an arch dated 1666 along narrow lanes until we came to the main part, where there was again a large Renaissance palace. This one had an impressive courtyard and white marble staircase. Unfortunately we couldn't see inside because ...
At the parking lot I saw 5 big buses. As it turned out hundreds of screaming and shouting and babbling school kids were visiting the cloister at that time. Luckily they were just leaving! After about 15 minutes I had the place almost to myself.
In the evening I had more tapas at two different bars while sitting outside enjoying the sun, and I watched Spanish TV in the hotel. ...
... after having taken the statutory photos, had pointed out vaguely the way we needed to go. Eventually we found the way out and continued. As luck would have it, a turn into the town centre found us two kerbside parking spaces adjacent to a very good tapas bar where a good lunch for €17 including drinks was had at a pavement table. The next stint caused a satnav disagreement but not before we had been to the slowest petrol station with the longest refuelling stop ever. With ...