Travel Blogs from Navaluenga
We woke up, packed our bags and were on our way. We would be returning to Barcelona in a couple of weeks and would have plenty of time to see the city. Since we were starting to burn out on large cities, we decided to get on our way to Espinar, which was a suburb of Sergovia and a short way from Madrid.
We had read that toll charges in Spain could add up quickly so we opted to avoid tolls on our GPS, which lead ...
... with the family and studying. Next week I should have a great story as I am headed out of Spain for just my second time here (first was Portugal). I leave for Copenhagen, Denmark this upcoming Thursday to meet up with one of my fraternity brothers (currently studying in England) and a Swedish exchange student who went to my high school for a year. I'm really excited for this trip to a completely different region of Europe and to see some other friends!
... br> This past Sunday, I took another day trip to Ávila, a city to the north west of Madrid that still today has maintained its 13 century wall! During the middle ages here in Spain, nearly every city had a wall for protection and towers for fortification, but today only a few remain, and those that do are typically only partial sections of the ancient walls. Alcalá for example, Has about 200 meters of its wall still standing. Ávila, ...
... The wall is completely intact, and in fantastic condition.
We found a bar selling chocolat con churros, so had to indulge - delicious - cafe con leche for the adults, of course! Then we walked along the top of part of it, which gives a great view of the surrounding landscape (which is barren), and a had a look around the city and shops etc. The "tapás" in ...
... convent was closed to the public for most of its history, thus leaving them unknown now. The stairway was the most beautiful one I have ever seen. The walls and ceiling were completely painted with columns ("false architecture"), angels and roses. This room is highly uncharacteristic of a monastery, as it was part of the original palace building, before being transformed into a monastery. After the tour I headed off to see the famous Monastery of San Lorenzo de ...
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