Posada de San Jose
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPosada de San Jose Cuenca
if you love antiques...history...mountains...and walking/hiking this is the perfect spot to stay for awhile. i only wish i had booked more time to stay in cuenca and posada de san jose.
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... own while Maryln and I sauntered around admiring the old town and cathedral and then settled down to a light lunch. We sampled the juicy local trout and watched the families come out of church and form huge animated groups around sidewalk tables for a long meal together.
Back in Madrid, Maryln and I walked through the Plaza Museo on to the Oriental Plaza near the Palace. We ordered the Menu del Carte (Plate of the Day). In Spain this usually ...
... their table. They were to discover that they were the only customers at the restaurant for the night. Battery Boy should have been thinking quicker and told Video Girl that he had booked the entire restaurant so they could have an intimate dinner alone looking across the town of Cuenca as a fiery sunset turned the sky a brilliant show of reds and oranges. Instead she was possibly thinking this restaurant was no good because no-one was there.
The waiter ...
... standing over three large roman arches. The middle arch is for vehicles to pass leading into Plaza Mayor, the home of the Cuenca Cathedral. The cathedral dates back to 1182-1270 and is apparently the first gothic style built in Spain because of the influence of Alfonso VIII's wife Eleanor of Aquitaine who introduced the Anglo-Norman style.
A lot of the newer buildings aren't that interesting but all the different colours make for a rather ...
... A Spanish couple enters behind us.
“Yes,” says the man, “it’s crazy but that’s the way it is in Madrid. Didn’t anyone tell you?”
We are certainly not going to pay the fine, in fact I feel the apartment owner should pay it for not warning us. I can still see no logical reason why in Madrid the city would allow free parking during August in the afternoons, but not in the mornings, it make no sense to me at ...
... soon as we get them up.
After a great drive through hilly countryside we got to Cuenca which is another awesome hilltop town, sandwiched between 2 gorges. Ad we sat down for a beer in the Plaza Mayor, a huge catholic pageant took place. The men were carrying two large statues of Mary from one church to another 2 kilometres up the hill. The town band followed, beating drums and blasting out brass; and the porters of statues cracked large sticks in time on the cobblestones ...