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To late to go to Jerez as we have 5 hour drive ahead of us. After quite a pleasant drive arrived in Don Quixote country , didn't see any windmills to tilt at , so headed up the mountain to our scheduled hotel. As we arrived at this absolutely beautiful hotel on an equally beautiful mountain, with views to die for, our uncooperative little man was soon forgotten! The owner was a lovely man ,gorgeus to look and who ...
Weather: Mixed but eventually scorchio
Perena to Mombeltran in the Sierra de Gredos National Park
Our vague plan to get to Spain and head south has gone awry.
We are now heading east, back past Salamanca and towards Madrid to a small
national park filled with high mountain peaks – so high, some still have snow
It was cold, misty and raining as we ...
... br> This past Sunday, I took another day trip to Ávila, a city to the north west of Madrid that still today has maintained its 13 century wall! During the middle ages here in Spain, nearly every city had a wall for protection and towers for fortification, but today only a few remain, and those that do are typically only partial sections of the ancient walls. Alcalá for example, Has about 200 meters of its wall still standing. Ávila, ...
... The wall is completely intact, and in fantastic condition.
We found a bar selling chocolat con churros, so had to indulge - delicious - cafe con leche for the adults, of course! Then we walked along the top of part of it, which gives a great view of the surrounding landscape (which is barren), and a had a look around the city and shops etc. The "tapás" in ...
... did actually try and book another night in the apartment but couldn't get hold of the manager, so decided to finish off in the morning, then drive the 4-5hrs to Avila.
The most modern part of the city is the City of Arts and Science - I don't really know the background to it, but it really is incredibly beautiful. We packed up and headed there earlyish. It consists of different museums and features, but ...