Hotel Aire de Bardenas
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Sunday, a group of us went to visit the Palacio Real de Olite (aka: Royal Palace of Olite). It was a little over an hour away from Logrono and we spent the day exploring the castle, having a great potluck picnic lunch, getting ice cream, and just spending time with friends. The castle was beautiful. This building was a reconstruction of the original palace that was originally built under the reign of King Charles III, ...
... alcohol became illegal, they simply painted the whole thing black. The Govt said no... Take them down. But all of the Spanish loved these bulls so they were allowed to remain. (You may wish to check the validity of that story with Luisa) Also.... Story goes that an early ruler of Spain had a lisp. That's why the 'Z' is pronounced 'TH' (Luisa again) Daryl , loving your comments...not sure the rest of the bus is though.... 'I love Paris ...
... now. Then the wind dropped and the sun came out! Oh well . . . it's a nice day for a drive!
We set off, heading back over the hills to the Cascante Aire. Rhoda said it would be a five and a half hour drive on the fastest route, that's 254 miles, and her chosen route was all motorway. So we examined the map and decided on a more direct route - a yellow road, the CV20, up into the ...
Stopped here one night. Near Zaragoza in the mountains.
Saturday 12 January
Woke up this morning to a downpour of rain. Why does it always rain when you have a tent to pack up?
We packed up and had yet another rather lovely hot shower before we left the campsite - well, you never know when you'll get that luxury again on a trip like this. We left at 10:30 am and ...
... Better than nothing but I suppose not much.
Those were the castles for the very privileged few, surely a lot more comfortable than what was available to the commoner. Also note, that most of the towns were surrounded by walls which implies they were under threat of attack. Life expectancy in the medieval time was between twenty five and thirty years. All in all, I don't think the middle ages were a very nice time to be living.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking