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Okay, I’ll admit that by my fifth day in the countryside and
small cities of Castille-La Mancha I’m starting to feel pretty castled out.
Castles are great and I love them, but even a castle enthusiast like myself can
only take so many of them in one week before they start to look kind of samey.
There are quite a few castles in the small villages and towns between Consuegra
and Toledo that I listed as possibilities to visit, but at this point ...
... and city gates
The Puente de Alcántara is a Roman bridge, which spans the Tagus River. The word Alcántara comes from Arabic القنط 85;ة (al-qanţarah), which means "bridge"- so Bridge bridge! After taking a few photos we crossed the bridge, but rather than enter the city we walked along the city wall to look at some of the other gates.
We take a few quick shots of the Puerta del Sol ...
... at Lengendaria Restaurant, as recommended by the receptionist at our very nice accommodation. I had another lovely roast suckling pig, followed by a cheese cake with berries for dessert. After watching the last minutes of Spain's 2-0 win over Georgia, we went back to the hotel and went to bed feeling very happy about what we'd seen in Toledo, but also feeling upset that we had to leave this beauty of a city tomorrow. See you again tomorrow from Madrid, goodbye for now
... Mayor around midnight, when the Plaza is alive and poppin. There is a large gazebo right in the center of the Plaza, where some little kids were playing. We politely asked them if we could use the gazebo for our wedding, and asked if they would help us celebrate. They became our amazing wedding choir!
On Friday, I became an Ordained Wedding Minister online, so I could marry the "bride" and "groom". Mike was the Best Man, Jordan was the Maid of Honor, Tiffany was ...
... dates back to A.D. 1000!
One of my favorite sights seen today was El Greco's greatest masterpiece, "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz," which we saw at the entrance of Iglesia de Santo Tomé (Church of St. Tomé). It depicts a very local holy man, Count Orgaz, at his burial where the locals claim a miracle occurred. St. Augustine and St. Stephen appeared and put him (his body) in the grace themselves!!
At 5:00, ...