Parador de Turismo de La Granja
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TravelPod Member ReviewsParador de Turismo de La Granja Segovia
Lovely facility and exceptional staff. Pretty sure our requests were a first but they did not even blink and we ended up with much more structure to our plan.
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... the P.O. (now about 1.45pm) we went off to get a bus to take us to another well known castle - La Sepulvedana - but the ticket seller tried to sell us a ticket to Madrid. We weren't sure what to make of this, whether the castle was on the way to Madrid, whether there was a return bus, how long it would take etc etc so we decided to give it a miss.
Iinstead, we went for a walk around town when we noticed ...
... and a great organ is set right in the middle. It is hard to explain the feeling you get when you walk into a place this large and beautiful other than utterly peaceful.
After getting lunch at a small and ver tasty side street sandwich shop, we travelled to the main event: The Alcazar. The Alcazar is a large Castle and Palace that was the primary residence of the crown of Spain for many centuries until the court moved to Madrid. It started as a Muslim fortress, and ...
... As always, it was the experience that counted. Not only is inside interesting, the views are great. We had a treat to spot three Stork nesting places, one with two fair sized chicks.
After Alcazar we walked through the pathways and parks along the "river" and enjoyed a drink and olives, our favourite rejuvenators, in a beautiful setting there. The young man told us he can open a cafe here in the open air only three months each year, from July.
... Thus it is floating on the other side. In this building we watched a imax movie on the Historia de una Falla, wooden structures that are absolutely HUGE and which are placed in the Plaza de la Virgen for 3 days and then burnt in a huge ceremony. Watching it burn gave me the goosebumps. It signified that everything is finite and the motivation to start anew.
The aquarium was slightly random but apparently it is the biggest in Europe.
... a second rest before a late dinner at El Bernardio- the 'Castilian style’ soup turned out to have chunks of bread in it, and both that and the creamed shrimp soup were too salty. The trout and beef stew were both fine if uninteresting. The desert of choice was caramel flan, which was okay. As usual, after dinner all we could do was crawl into bed.
Price; 2 chocolates and churros 8.2 E
Two menus of the day at El Bernardio, 32 E