Hostal Puerta del Alcazar

Address: San Segundo 38, Avila, Castile-León, 5001, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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      Palace and El Escorial

      A travel blog entry by andrewy on Nov 30, 2014

      54 photos

      ... to decorate every wall and floor there is. This palace is only used now for stately functions, wedding etc, while the Spanish royal live a separate residence. I love the grand staircase leading up the rooms , the throne room and the massive dining room with a long dining table that can easily fit over 130 guests . The quarter also houses some of worlds best violins collections by Antonius Strdivarius. the violins are over 300 + years old and produces some incredible music. ...

      Luxury on the road

      A travel blog entry by cockystravel on Sep 24, 2014

      2 comments, 3 photos

      ... their bumb cheeks!!
      Went to one Franciscan nuns convent. Two 4ft nuns greeted us. The youngest gave us an italian interpretive sheet, but the old one was saying - australi - English.
      Toured the major cathedral, then climbed the tower. My feet and calves were tingling. So high, up on a ledge around the edge of the main central church, 50 ft up - 400 years old and you could see cracks you could fit your arm through. ...


      A travel blog entry by marcelle_travel on Sep 23, 2014

      2 comments, 7 photos

      ... re surrendering to the pig and going out to the best cochinillo (suckling pig) restaurant in Segovia. It might be slim pickings on the trail so we need to fatten up before go.

      If Avila is all about Teresa then for me Segovia is all about St John of the Cross. His remains were placed here iin the Discalced Carmelite Convent and the visit to this sepulchre was the purpose of my journey. I ...

      A National Park, a Walled Town, and Santa Teresa

      A travel blog entry by spain-2014 on May 20, 2014

      5 photos

      ... reredos. This is richly gilded and at its centre is a life sized and realistically coloured statue of Santa Teresa herself. A service started in the main church, so we were left in peace listening to the priest chanting and the women singing the responses, it sounded timeless.
      The foothills and lower slopes of the mountains we crossed on the way ‘home’ had a very striking park-like landscape of (I think) Holm oaks. These trees are of an ...

      Sierra de Gredos

      A travel blog entry by mrvince1952 on Jun 19, 2013

      30 photos

      ... the way I came. It's not long before the mist descends - it's a good thing I didn't get to the top of the ridge 30 minutes later, because I'd have seen nothing! Though shortly after I get back to La Plataforma, blue sky moves in for a short while and I get some good distant views back to the Gredos. Then the cloud comes back! It's been a day of fickle weather but, despite the forecast, no rain, though they were certainly right about it being cold.

      There's a lane ...