Hotel Spa La Casa Mudejar
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
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... Alcazar. This is a castle on a rocky outcrop, how they managed to build it, I have no idea. It was built in there 13 century the added to later. It's exactly what I expect a castle to be like. Walt Disney supposedly used this castle as his inspiration for his castle. We then had some free time. I wandered through the town and found the start of there aquaduct (or is it the end?). I was just intrigued by it so wanted to see it from all angles. ...
... or so wandering the old city, skirting the base of the walls and trying to find an access point. We eventually did, and began our elevated circumnavigation of the city.
The walls have 88 watchtowers (and more than 2500 turrets), but we only felt compelled to climb every other one. We do have limits! The walls were really impressive, as were the views from those watchtowers. After walking as far as we could, we descended and checked out the ...
... giving way to marvels of architecture.
Next step was the Segovia cathedral .The Segovia Cathedral is the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain. It is considered the masterpiece of Basque-Castilian Gothic and is known as "The Lady of Cathedrals." This is the third largest cathedral in the city, and retains the cloister of the second, located opposite the castle and destroyed during the Revolt of the Comuneros in 1520. In his works he worked Juan ...
... so with the time we had we had a look at the aqueduct, got a couple of horrible stale sandwiches, made it half way to the Alcazar and gave up and headed back to the train. Lesson learned, no 3 hour days trips. Oh and the train only did a mere 250km/hr of its potential 300 and dan couldn't see inside the aqueduct carrier top bit so the boxes remain unticked, so a detour to Avignon (and potentially to paris for the high speed train) it ...
... What's not to like? Now E has a focus for her real estate browsing. And everyone we know must plan a trip to Spain to stay in our flat after we buy it!
Next morning we took the high speed train. In two hours we went through a dozen different ecosystems, most of them quite harsh looking. Agriculture - olives and grapes on rolling hills, beautiful and industrious use of land. Then the soil got very sandy-coloured and not productive ...