Hotel Vista Alegre
Travel Blogs from Valdepenas
We got up somewhat later today and hung around the hotel until we finally got ourselves together and headed for the bus station. Baeza is a 45minute journey from Jaen on the Alsa bus. It was a very straightforward journey but we did arrive at the hottest part of the day (38 degrees in August!) we took some time finding the way into town as for some reason no one EVER signposts the town centre from ...
Having spent a while in Jerez eating junk food and sleeping we decided to go visiting stuff again. I have wanted to go to Jaen for a while having seen a cool photo of it's enormous cathedral. We decided to have a couple of nights here and take a day trip to Baeza or Ubeda which are famous Renaissance era towns in this area.
We caught the early train (7.15 am) to Jaen direct from Jerez and were in Jaen by 12pm. It is a pleasant journey through Seville and Cordoba ...
... When we look at the
price list for the drinks, a big smile creeps upon our faces. Jugs of beer for
6 Euro. Sangria jugs 6 Euro. The best value of the night is the 3 litre 15 euro
fishbowls of cocktails. Long island ice tea cocktails to be precise. Added onto
that fact we learn that if you perform Karaoke you get a free shot of Tequila.
Didier and Pasqual get up and break the ice with a fantastic rendition of
Barbie girl. ...
... mayor with my head and stomach still feeling below par, before we went inside the famous theatre. The theatre itself was very interesting, and accompanied with the audio guides (which we tend to avoid mostly as they can be quite annoying and troublesome to carry), made the short experience well worth it.
We continued strolling around the character filled town, before we returned to the room at around 5:30PM. We relaxed for a couple ...
Had to pop in here for a look - was open from 5pm on Sunday's after their long lunch. Had drink and Tapas in the unusual square while we waited for opening time
Theatre best described as a rectangular Globe - about the size of the watermill in Newbury. Open air - with the obligatory shades over the roof space.