Villa Turistica de Grazalema
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... s breakfast today. Last night we went to the restaurant recommended by the hotel. Buzz & I always laugh when we get these recommendations saying its the hotel owner's brother's restaurant that they recommend us to and this time it was. We're eating breakfast and who walks in but the owner of the restaurant. As he heads back to the back room we figured out he owns both the hotel and the restaurant. Too funny!
Yesterday we never made it to the old town and ...
... the period of the Reconquest.
Much of the walk was through neighbourhoods, away from things touristic. It was to show details of the town, past and present. The past included the area where clothes were washed in the southwestern part of town, the present, window covers made in the esparto weaving style.
Grand entrances were a way of displaying wealth, dating from Arab times. If you had the money, you could afford a 'column effect' as well.
Not sure I ...
... towns' of Andalusia, Grazalema was spotted at 1300, sitting on the edge of a mountain. It has the reputation as the wettest town in Spain, the benefactor of moist Atlantic winds.
The bus pulled over at a plaza and off we got, walking the last little bit to the Casa de las Piedras, a family owned property. Its sitting area is a bit quirky with modern lamps, a fireplace, eclectic painting, etc Elaine gave us the by now too long blurb of this and ...
... for Guy's collection.
Walked back across bridge and decided to do tour of bullring and bullfighting museum. Bullring is the oldest in Spain and the birthplace of bullfighting on foot (1785) - was creepy but museum was interesting - lots of historical horsey stuff all about how men of the various eras worked off their testosterone when they weren't fighting off marauding invaders ( either Moslem (those Moors again) or Christians) depending ...
... and museum, the rest of the buildings are the original ones. Mostly semi-ruins with the original walls, ceilings and court yards restored. Absolutely amazing detail and workmanship.all surrounded by acres of the most amazing gardens I have ever seen. The roses almost made me cry, they are so beautiful.
After getting settled we headed off to get tickets to see inside the palaces. Being 2 hours late put us into a 2 hour long queque - by the time we got ...