Hotel Tudela Bardenas
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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Sunday, a group of us went to visit the Palacio Real de Olite (aka: Royal Palace of Olite). It was a little over an hour away from Logrono and we spent the day exploring the castle, having a great potluck picnic lunch, getting ice cream, and just spending time with friends. The castle was beautiful. This building was a reconstruction of the original palace that was originally built under the reign of King Charles III, ...
... Look! A big rock! ( We are in country Spain! ) A lot of fun though... Especially when someone yells 'Duck.' (No..... there are not lots of ducks in this area of Spain.... But haven't got to Madrid yet... There may be ducks there.) They yell 'Duck' so they can take a photo out the window. However there are bulls. See attached photo. Story goes that these huge black billboards used to be emblazoned with the name of a Spanish Sherry. ...
... do its worst, so all we could do was sit it out. Even packing up in this breeze would be problematic. But then the pegs started to be ripped out, and a guy rope was torn off. Also the floor started lifting sending the tables and their contents about the place. That decided it . . . we needed to empty the awning in case we had no choice but to take it down. Bit by bit the van was packed up. Having ...
... into the mountainous Pyrennese. The road was extremely winding with many hairpin bends and some fabulous views. Surprisingly we didn't pass any border controls and there was no indication of when we crossed into Spain. Just a subtle change of road markings and signage. Rob was hoping for sentries and flags and such!
The D4 took us through a lovely picturesque village called Bera. ...
... 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.