Almazara de Valdeverdeja
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... 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 ...
... the Muslims. Other that other monasteries and cathedrals the virgin in this church was made from black ebony. Apparently Columbus was specially devoted to her and came to pray here before he went on his voyages. It was pretty neat to walk where you know Columbus walked. The monastery had the most beautiful coral books, these hymn books was about 1 yard high and 2.5feet wide. The notes and words were large enough that it could be seen from the back row, The pages were made ...
... English.We were soon settled in a lovely room with views half way to the moon! Guy sussed out strong Chilean connection of gorgeous owner (photos on wall, books on table in lounge etc) and spent pleasant half hour or so in Chilean repartee with Inigo O'Shea Prats (how's that for name!). He is Spanish but has spent considerable time in Chile - he almost built his hotel there but decided on this beautiful mountain in Spain because weather was better all year ...
... 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 ...
We caught an early 8:15 am bus to Madrid. It was equipped with internet and a minitouch screen for each seat, so Molly enjoyed playing American Girl games and Angry Birds. We got in about noon, locked our bigger suitcases up in a locker, then took a bus down to Toledo.
We spent the afternoon shopping in Toledo, buying all sorts of souvenirs - not only for others, but for ourselves too! Molly bought an ...