Petit Palace Alcala Torre
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... Philip II moved it to Madrid in 1561. With it went, per the guide, 'opulence, society and modernity'. Toledo became a bit of a backwater but still had its rich history as the main city of a kingdom. Today it has 75,000 souls. A 1000 rest stop allowed some to stuff their faces with potato chips/crisps.
Some were doing their own thing, staying until 1930. It was cheaper and longer but without any guiding. Don't even recall that option.
The Visigoths ...
... coz we didn't have the right change. It is definitely a city of contrasts.
We caught the bus and as we were driving through the outer suburbs I was absolutely amazed at the amount of graffiti around the place and closed shops. It just looks so derelict and horrible, almost ghetto looking. Coming from France a few days earlier, we didn't see one tag or piece of graffiti anywhere so this was a bit confronting.
... cathedral. As a building, and as a Mosque, it is spectacular. It is obviously a pity that they changed it into a cathedral in this case. The Spanish Catholic king who first saw the converted Cathedral told the people that they had destroyed something unique to create something ordinary. After our early start from Madrid this morning we were happy to have a two course lunch again today and again it was worth doing (for about $15 each, including drinks).
... to be in the right place at the right time! It was quite cool to see, very traditional with music, then the ritual between the two soldiers of the changing of the guard.
From there I went to El Museo del Prado (Prado Museum). It is one of the most famous classical art museums in Europe. I walked around for about an hour and a half and saw art work by El Greco, Francisco de Goya, Botticelli, Vazquez and many others.
After the museum, ...
... story: Do it for the blog! Talk about turning a negative into a positive! I was caught sleeping standing up. How does that even happen? I was so squished that if I fell I asleep I honestly wouldn't move anywhere. I felt like a sea anemone. I don't know if that even makes sense but if that's the case then it will give you an idea of the lack of sleep we got. When the players finally arrived at around 6 in the morning, we all cheered and everyone was chanting and screaming things ...