Travelers also recommend:
TripAdvisor Reviews Posada Remanso Barraco
Travel Blogs from Barraco
... mystical writings. Our guided tour of Ávila took us all over the old city: we walked along the enormous medieval walls, saw the courtyards of several medieval palaces, and entered numerous Saint Teresa sites. Towards the end of the tour, we sat on the steps of the convent and read one of Saint Teresa's most famous poems together in Spanish: 'Let nothing disturb you, let nothing dismay you...' (see photo). After eating our lunches in the Plaza ...
... s dictator from 1939 to 1975) is buried. It's a pretty controversial place. From the freeway, we were able to see the huge cross that tops the Valley of the Fallen's basilica, which is one of the biggest basilicas in the world. Back in Segovia, the students did a Cultural Rally, a scavenger hunt through the center of Segovia. In small groups, they had to answer a series of questions about Segovia by asking locals, and identify the location of various ...
... the border to Spain with no fanfare, border control or quarantine. The only way we knew we had entered was a rather half-hearted sign announcing Espania - the Schengen Agreement operating seamlessly.
Coming from Australia and working on border control issues it just didn't feel right so I dragged the girls out of the car for the obligatory photo. It wasn't that exciting.
As usual we were way behind schedule (so many great little towns) so we committed ...
... the Spanish
Civil War. The monument was completed in 1959 and dedicated on the twentieth
anniversary of the Civil War’s end but was constructed to a large extent with
the labor of Republican side prisoners of war who got their sentences reduced
as a form of “good time” for participating.
The monument is naturally controversial. Within the
sacristies are the remains of more than 40,000 soldiers who fought on both
... in that city! Needless to say, we may have missed an exit, or two, before we were finally able to get back to the direction we were supposed to be headed. We finally were able to get to the edges of the city and were only 45 minutes from the hotel.
When we finally got to the edges of Segovia, we saw that we couldn't avoid all tolls in the country. We pulled into the wrong lane, had to explain to the lady there ...