El Rastro Hotel
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... 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. ...
... the secret chapel a loud rumbling noise caused us some concern. We were waiting 4 the walls to start shaking, they didn't prepare us 4 the audiovisual presentation of the Lisbon earthquake.
Quick daylight bus to avila stopping in small meagre villages to pick up passengers.
Bray you would have loved our meal tonight. Grandpa had lamb chops and I had goat - huge plate of meat no vegitables and we ate it with our ...
... peaceful enclosed garden spaces. There were lots of cute little kittens sunning themselves at the entrance. MP= "That's because they don't believe in contraception"
We ate well there too. Simple hearty food but we got homemade empaņadas and the local biscuits. On the whole we're finding the Spanish fare much blander than what we expected. Eggs, cheese, potato and many varieties of pig. So ...
Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing frighten you
All things pass away
God never changes,
patience obtains all things,
he who has God
finds he lacks nothing
God alone suffices - St Teresa of Avila
It's very late, we're very sleepy, photos way to slow to download. Today it's all about Teresa so I'll let her take the lead. We are ...
... old wall that stands so tall. We drove for around one hour and arrived in Avila at around 1PM. Check in at our apartment was a slow process seeing as that the staff spoke no English (this has been a very common problem, the quality of English is much worse than everywhere else in Europe). However we did eventually check in, and we went out for lunch.
We had lunch at a nice local restaurant where I enjoyed a most ...