Marina d'Or Gran Duque
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... squid, prawns, lobster and crab.
It's claim to fame is that 'El Cid' was filmed here. Not that we re-call anything familiar from the film however we enjoyed walking along the ramparts and viewing the North and South beaches from the battlements.
A complete village in a fort and there were several hidden churches surprisingly tucked away down side streets. Also because it is ...
... but thought it might be too big for our little cooking pot.
Instead we bought some Christmas cheer in the form of some lovely Spanish brandy and some good Rioja.
Kay had her photo taken with Father Christmas but refused to sit on his knee.
The stalls were mostly leather goods and jewelery and some Christmas decorations.
We had a lovely lunch in a bodega bistro where we sampled the local rioja..lovely.
... because the original town and castle were built on a rocky headland joined to the mainland by a narrow strip of land. It’s a very ancient town, having been settled by Iberians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians (Hannibal conquered the town) and Romans. The castle was built by the Knights Templar in the thirteenth century, and from 1415 was the home of the Antipope Benedict Xlll. His real name was Pedro de Luna and ...
... creations for home or garden. Here a are a few of their best and we have included two of our favourties that we have bought for our awning.
Many others on site have little lucrative hobbies from card making to wood crafts and we can understand why people want to stay here for the whole winter as it has this little village community ethos to it.
We really are enjoying our week here and are tempted to come back next year maybe for the whole ...
... Easy Peasy. We did not worry at the time about how to get back to the garage later. Would you believe that here we have a large shopping centre, with supermarket, furniture outlets, DIY outlets and car dealerships, with its own dedicated metro station and bus interchange, but to get from the station to the shopping centre is a half mile walk round the outside of the centre and up a back alley! What planning skills the Spanish have ...