El Rastro Hotel

C/ Cepedas s/n, Avila, Castile-León, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Avila

A Day Trip fit for a King

A travel blog entry by bryantdawson

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... place we stopped at on our Friday trip was the Valle de los Caidos, which is the burial place of Francisco Franco (Spanish dictator from 1939-1975). This is a church that is located in the mountains close to the Escorial. The church has an elaborate entrance, but for the most part is entirely underground! No stained glass windows to say the least. In fact, it was a very dark place, although very impressive. To get to the main altar of the church, you have ...

Not Traveling Still Means Traveling!

A travel blog entry by bryantdawson

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... or preparing in any way, Olivia and I left from Alcalá for Madrid Sunday morning. We missed the first train from Madrid to Ávila, but luckily the next came in only 30 minutes. Because nearly everyone uses mass transportation here, there routes run very frequently and are always perfectly on time. A great example is with the buses in Álcala. The bus I use to get from my apartment to the school I volunteer at Tuesday mornings comes ...

Avila

A travel blog entry by mackles

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Definitely a cooler start to the day today. Everything opened a lot later too - only one boulangerie open for morning baguette.

We love Avila and this apartment so much that we decided to book a 2nd night, so that we had the whole day here. We also had the luxury of a sleep-in!

We started the day by walking to the walled town - it really has to be seen to ...

A few last things in Valencia, and drive to Avila

A travel blog entry by mackles

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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 ...

Walls, Walls And More Walls!

A travel blog entry by iloveeurope35

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... church experience.

We then continued exploring the town's restaurants for dinner, as well as the magnificent cobblestone paths with appropriate medieval houses. After this took place, we payed 10 euros to walk the walls of Avila. The view of the town, from above, was great. However, the feeling of knowing that we were walking on stones that were 900 years old, built for the purpose of protecting the town from battles ...

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