Parador de Turismo de La Granja
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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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Segovia here we come! It turn out that no planning, sometimes bring the best surprises. On the way from Madrid to Segovia we saw a big cross on the horizon. Johan said was erected when Franco was dictator in Spain in the early/mid 20 th century. We unanimously decided that el Escorial must be the monument, and followed the signs. At one point there …
... again that major restorations to buildings of historical significance have been undertaken, and accomplished with style and efficiency. Of course this helps the tourist industry a great deal, and there are many Spanish themselves visiting these places besides overseas tourists. A small family group joined us to watch the video on water and the construction of the aqueduct. They spontaneously clapped when the video finished.
Thursday we caught the local bus to ...
... the other crafty areas we had been, since they were mostly wood working items and leather works. In addition there were plenty of hand painted clothes and jewelry.
At the end of the carts, the road opened up to the aqueducts. There were plenty of things going around at the base, including one of the coolest merry-go-rounds I have ever seen. It contained all kinds of interesting photos and ride options. As opposed to a pony, someone could ride in ...
Today a visit to two towns in the Sierra de Guadarrama, about 80km north west of Madrid. El Escorial's main feature is a massive monastery/royal palace built by Phillip II in 1584. Nearly all Spanish monarchs from that time to the present are buried in the basilica, after their bodies spend 50 years in the Puridero (decaying place). We only looked at the outside, but the guide ...
After a 6:00AM wake-up call, 7:00AM luggage call and quick breakfast (same menu as yesterday), we boarded the bus at 8:00AM sharp and headed across the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range for SEGOVIA! As soon as we pulled in, we were charmed. We found Segovia to be as quaint and historic as any other medieval village that we've seen throughout Europe. It is part of the Castille region of Spain, and was ...