Hotel Conquista De Toledo
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... fruits, and some sort of humus that you just eat with a spoon, no pita or bread needed. For dessert we were served a chocolate soufle covered with salt and caramel (not salted caramel). It was amazing! I’ve never had anything like it. I was also able to try a local beer called Domos and it was really nice. It was very similar to Leffe from Belgium, which is my favorite beer. So the surprise lunch turned out to be an excellent way ...
... on to the Puerta de Bisagra, the largest of all the gates. From here we make our way to the escaleras mecánicas.
On the escalators and onwards to Plaza Zocodover
There are a couple of sets of escalators - escaleras mecánicas - in Toledo, we take the set at the Miradero and head towards Plaza Zocodover. The escalators are cut into the hill side and provide a quick and easy route to the old city for both tourists and ...
... and we are not disappointed. First we have a heated goat cheese with herbs and bread, followed by cured deer and finally a braised succulent lamb.
The following day is spent again in the old city: walking, shopping, sightseeing. One of the items purchased is a travel iron from a small shop in a cobblestone street. "Why would you buy an item like that" I exclaim "from a store like that?" I conclude. "It's ...
... hour in Europe) in their polyester outfits on Sunday. That turned out to be prophetic - and a problem.
I took off for a few minutes, while they practiced, to explore (and get fresh air) the surrounding area and shop.
After a quick practice, we took off on the bus for Toledo - 70k south of Madrid. It took about an hour to get there. The climate of Toledo was similar to Idaho Falls - semi arid and dry. (Except they ...
... areas) and spread throughout the various chapels; artwork covering up artwork!
The choir was fascinating and the most ornate we have seen. Spent a long time looking at the unusual carvings that were everywhere around the seats.
We also elected to walk up the tower. We were given a time to go up and the groups were limited to 20. The stairs were very narrow to the point that there is ...