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Is there a European city without such depth of history and amazing buildings???? Love them!!!! After 10 hours asleep, breakie and a relax on our terrace we set off to get a city guide bus to do a circuit of the cities historical sights before making a choice to get off and see things in more depth and at a chosen spot.
So we went round with the tour.....once then another half... ...
... soil. There were a couple of sets of solar panels [perhaps 30 each] that were not providing much return on investment today.
The symbol of the city is the Roman aqueduct, grandly on display for 728m. We got off the bus c 1310 and walked some 15M into town to the aqueduct. Towering overhead, there is always wonder about Roman building prowess. Even today, we saw a small Roman bridge in Avila. I doubt much of what is built today will be around at the start ...
... the New World. It was elaborate to say the least. Toledo was interesting because of the varied Arabic, Jewish and Christian influences in the town and the churches, reflecting its history. We were surprised, for example, to visit a synagogue called 'Sinagoga Santa Maria La Blanca'.
We enjoyed a delicious lunch – a set menu, fixed price for two courses – in Toledo, our first really good experience of a set price lunch in Spain. We went ...
... of people making their way around the stores. Tonight is the huge championship match between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid, which is going to be crazy! Everyone is wearing their jerseys and chanting things in the streets, such an awesome atmosphere to be around and the game hasn't even started yet. Karliana and I wanted to buy ourselves some soccer jerseys but we were too scared that we would get beaten up for not choosing the right team in certain areas. Oh, and they ...
... I found a Starbucks. I recharged my phone and checked in.
From here I went to the Plaza Mayor – this was a massive square with market stalls around the outside and a horse and rider statue in the middle. The buildings around the outside had interesting murals on their walls. There were four entries to the square, each though large archways. This was a really impressive structure.
I headed to the Placio Real, ...