Tryp Rey Pelayo Hotel
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... 2pm and we're all getting hungry, so we drive into the small town, which would have been the size of my palm I swear, and find a small restaurant. We head in and speak Spanish as we figure English is not going to be spoken here. They provide us a menu all in Spanish and John and Jenny ask the waiter if we speaks English, thats a big no. So we laugh together about how we are going to order food we actually like and understand what it is. Jenny and I stuck to something safe and ...
We wake up and get packing, shower, eat breakfast and organise ourselves to head off by 10am. Aaron ducks down to the car to put more money in the car parking meter and comes back up in a huff because we got a ticket. Apparently we parked in a 'residential' spot instead of a 'tourist' spot. But our argument is, we are residential as we are staying in an apartment, not a hotel!? Anyways we pack our things up and are on the road just after 10. Our first ...
... dotted along a hillside overlooking the estuary The Old Town is dominated by the Castillo (castle) del Rey which dates back to the 13th century. Other buildings include the Provost Tower, the Hospital de la Conception and the present day Town Hall (formerly the house of the Inquisidor Corro). Wedged between medieval buildings is the very modern law courts and police station, which is interesting since most of the commercial and residential ...
As I'd walked further yesterday than I was meant to I only had 10-12 km to walk to Cornellana. So I had thought I'd take in the sites of Grado before I left. But as I'd taken in all the sites of Grado last night (took nearly 15 mins) I stayed in bed this morning and didn't leave until nearly 11am. This was necessary partly because someone seemed to have omitted to fit the windows with glass and so spent the night counting the passing lorries on the main ...
... out of money.
Although much of the building is Gothic, its altar was very Baroque with more gold than I’ve ever seen.
But the real highlight can be found in an area off the sanctuary.
Behind an iron gate are displayed important Christian relics, including a shroud said to have covered the face of Jesus after his death on the cross, as well as a separate piece of the ...