Villa de Alquezar
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Villa de Alquezar
Travel Blogs from Alquezar
... went for his last swim at 10pm to try cool down for sleeping. We'd seen guys fly fishing earlier and after they'd gone we went for a swim and there in the shade of a tree that was growing in the water a dozen trout were lazily floating on the surface mocking the fishermen who had just left. The scenery around us it truly beautiful. We will stay here the night and move towards Barcelona ...
... Sounds terrible but was quite OK.
Rolling out to the sprawling plains of yellow dry wheat, we made our way into the modern city of Huesca - the "capital" of this part of Aragon. Our 3 star hotel is a more modern and spacious than we have been used to and at $68E including breakfast, quickly demonstrates how much cheaper it is than France. It maybe lacks the charm of the quainter old places, but it's all ...
We have now stopped having hotel breakfast, which is generally pretty boring for 10-16E; so we have our own cereal and find a café after that. The coffee is pretty poor in Spain s it is always grossly over extracted.
The drive north was not far from point to point but our circuitous route took the whole day. We rose from lushly farmed river valleys to the steep beginnings of the majestic Pyrenees. Along ...
... over the rubble of what was a street we can hear a tv. In all of this broken down old village there is still one house being used. It's rubble all around it, but clearly someone lives there. There is a sign on the road saying 'Esco' so looked it up........was abandoned in the 60's when the reservoir was put in obviously someone wasn't moving!
While up at the ruins we saw distinct yellow painted arrows and we went 'Camino?' Sure is. Starts not far from here ...
... formed when found. A Monastery was built on the spot and the cult began. This cult has spread to the South Americas because this area of Spain,called Extramudra, is where many a conquistador came from. Even Christopher Columbus himself came to pay homage to the Black Madonna after he survived a deathly & tumultusous storm at sea, throughout which he ferevently prayed to her asking for life.
The Monastery is a fantastic place and has ...