Petit Palace President Castellana
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... centuries, to try and keep the city protected. The wall is over 2km long, has 9 gates and about 88 towers. It is 3m thick. It was an amazing sight to see. Old Avila is on a hill so once the wall was in place it would have been very difficult to attack. The bus dropped us a short walk from the first stop, which was St Vincent's Basicila. It was built in the 12 century in memory of 3 children, Vincent and his younger siblings. They were ...
... less roads and everything was within walking distance. It felt much more authentic than Rome, it was quieter and without the sense of mass tourism. One of the main sights was El Duermo which is the huge church named after its Dome. We were able to climb one of the towers for 4 Euro which took us up about 600 steps to the a lookout where we could see the entire city of Florence which was spectacular. At the hostel we met a British 18 year ...
Segovia was our first day trip planned of our trip, about.an 8 euro 90 minute bus ride. We both knew it was going to be a good day as soon as We hopped onto the bus, with the phone buzzing due to a free wifi connection! However the excitment of the bus having wifi was quickly beaten by SNOW! Everywhere! On the roads', ground and hillside, all around but thankfully not in Segovia. Upon arrival the tourist ...
- Checked out a few sights like another cathedral and other buildings. Got some cool panoramas - Watched the sunset go down over the cathedral - Chilled at hostel then went for a midnight feed at McDonald's... - Caught up with Ada for a bit and then went back to ...
... where we'll hang them - I feel a redecoration of the spare room coming on!!
At least we're able to see and appreciate them. The amount of too-cool-for-school Spaniards wearing shades as they walk around, knitwear draped round their shoulders, is highly amusing. Take off your sunglasses, amigos, and you'll see a lot more!
By the time we leave it's gone 1pm and our stomachs are growling audibly so we find a lovely restaurant and have an al ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services