Almazara de Valdeverdeja
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... course] were privileged to kiss some silver trinket attached to her. Once this was done, she was rotated 180 degrees to become the focal point high above the altar [we were in the most special of rooms in the rabbit warren]
The indulgence continues because we got to stay in the cloisters of the monastery itself. It has been turned into an affordable accommodation hospaderia and has been one of the most amazing stays ...
... part of the world. Inside the monastery there was little respect, tourists chatting, snapping photos, amongst the faithful. Groups of pilgrims were walking up the road on the drive in, long lines of them. Well dressed locals were chatting with a monk, whilst an old woman struggled to get through the door and the pushing crowds, before making their way into the obligatory gift shop. It was still fun though, and a beautiful ...
... in seeing the madonna as she was wearing a dress that was covered in 200,000 pearls. This I had to see. The guided tour (only way to see this), was done in Spanish and again I was proud of Johan for picking up enough words to translate to his 3 uncultured amigos. Here we also saw the only monk/priest we saw in any of the churches we visited to date. He was a Franciscan monk, and before we entered the room where the madonna was he sounded like he reprimanded the people, then he ...
... nice hot shower in luxurious bathroom ,wandered down to garden terrace with it's views and fabulous rose gardens and were presented with bottle of local wine and nibbles. Watched the sun go down, at 9 o'clock moved inside (getting a bit chilly) and were served a sumptuous dinner. Only one other couple staying so we were treated like royalty. What a change from Grazalema! Don't get me wrong we loved the village of Grazalema but this is a welcome change.
... to see the actual statue of Saint Mary of Guadalupe up close. She is one of only three statues of black Marys in Spain - She has beautiful, ornate robes and carries a little black baby Jesus! We all stood solemnly and made our individual wishes - or prayers - to the Virgin of Guadalupe. I prayed for all the sinners I know. She seemed quite busy when we left!
Tomorrow it's up early and off to Madrid for our final stop in Spain.We are getting ...