Gran Hotel Dona Ximena

Address: C Estrada 4-6, Avila, Castile-León, 05001, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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This hotel, located on C Estrada 4-6, Avila, is near Valderrama, Almenara Golf Couse, San Roque Golf, and Elysium Sotogrande Spa.
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Travel Blogs from Avila

Inside the wall

A travel blog entry by rana-mark on May 22, 2015

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... and drove through Salamanca without stopping. It did seem to be a very well planned (especially given its history) and attractive city even the outskirts were attractive. But time was against us and Avila was our next destination.
We saw the walls of Avila long before we arrived, and were in awe of its grandeur as we drove through the gates - excited to be staying within the walls of the ancient city.
Our little hostel was lovely, and we ...

The Alchemist (1-46)

A travel blog entry by retdude on Mar 18, 2014

Santiago (a Shepard) went to a city 4 years ago and he met this amazing girl that was the merchants daughter. He loved her. When it was time for him to go back to the town, he stopped at a psychic and tried to get help about this reoccurring dream about a young child taking him to the Egyptian ...

Day 13 - Africa to Europe

A travel blog entry by cmorony on Oct 19, 2013

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... under 1,700 meters, looking down on the coast. The cost itself was blocked from my vision by a thick bank of cloud a out 3,000' below me which was probably formed by the cold air rushing down the mountains and meeting the warm moist air coming in from the sea. Ok so now I had to make the decent. During that endeavour, at one point I heard the GPS say ' In 16.2 kilometers, turn left. I counted each one of those kicks down, because I knew that ...

A few last things in Valencia, and drive to Avila

A travel blog entry by mackles on Oct 07, 2013

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... did actually try and book another night in the apartment but couldn't get hold of the manager, so decided to finish off in the morning, then drive the 4-5hrs to Avila.

The most modern part of the city is the City of Arts and Science - I don't really know the background to it, but it really is incredibly beautiful. We packed up and headed there earlyish. It consists of different museums and features, but ...

Missed it!

A travel blog entry by mrvince1952 on Jun 18, 2013

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... lived very simply like a monk in an unfurnished part of it! Each to his own, I suppose.

Also not far from Escorial, I've missed out on the Valley of the Dead, supposedly Spain's monument to the dead of both sides in the Civil War, but actually Franco's mausoleum. But I wasn't intending to pay my respects to Franco in any case ....

After driving round a number of country lanes, I get to the village of Peguerinos, where there's the chance of ...