Parador de Toledo
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My GPS took me a convoluted way to get out of Seville and hit the road. I drove a lot today (1 July 2013) as indicated by the blog title. When you start imitating the GPS voice, you know it's time to take a break. And I did that in Cordoba as planned. This apparently used to be the biggest city in the world at some stage (didn’t they all...) …
estuvimos solo u a noche, pero el parador, que no lo conocíamos es delicioso. Volví a ver "El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz" para volver a mirar esa mano que esta en el centro del cuadro, rodeada de encajes y que tanto me ha obsesionado siempre. Hizo un poco de frío pero no tanto como en Cuenca. Encontramos el restaurante que buscábamos, Aldolfo, y tuvimos u a comida deliciosa.
We were met by Shlomo our Jewish Tour Guide who drove us straight to
Toledo for our Jewish Quarter Tour. He was actually originally from
Turkey but has been living in Spain for 10 years. First we stopped at
this magnificent restaurant on a hill overlooking Toledo. We ordered
coffees and delicious cheese/egg type meals and enjoyed the beautiful
view and relaxing breeze. We could see some castles and other ...
... dates back to A.D. 1000!
One of my favorite sights seen today was El Greco's greatest masterpiece, "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz," which we saw at the entrance of Iglesia de Santo Tomé (Church of St. Tomé). It depicts a very local holy man, Count Orgaz, at his burial where the locals claim a miracle occurred. St. Augustine and St. Stephen appeared and put him (his body) in the grace themselves!!
At 5:00, ...
... colors of veggies grilled with those dark grill stripes across them – simple – olive oil – tomato, green squash, onion, eggplant, red pepper, asparagus, and pumpkin.
Somehow, miraculously, Therese knew where we were in this morass, based on the tourist map. We easily found our way to the bus stop. I, for some reason have lost all the beautiful coordination and sense of direction I had when I was in my sixteen through fifty-twos.
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility