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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Day 4 (60km) - After a lovely breakfast at the hotel Romanca with, surprise surprise, omelette and orange juice (a recurring theme?) we set off in slightly miserable conditions. Our first port of call was the supermarket, as we were told that there wouldn't be many places, if any, to stop for lunch. After picking up some mini baguettes, fillings, crisps and much lusted after confectionary we were on our ...
... evidence of early Roman settlement with the first recorded occupation by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1177 the city was conquered by the Catholic King Alfonso VIII who immediately tore down the mosques and commenced the construction of a Cathedral in the same year. That Cathedral, still stands today although the facade has undergone a number of changes.
There isn't much recorded about how the city was taken and there ...
... might come up on broadcast
TV. Back then a church potluck slideshow was a real treat. Wow, how times have
changed since I was a kid!
I eagerly attended those potlucks and slideshows because of
my interest in the world. One of those that particularly stands out in my mind
was one on Spain put on by the daughter (I think her name was Kathy Hammel) of
a church member who spent a year studying in Madrid. I still recall some of ...
... of the class trips as well so its safe to say we were not all that bright and cheery.
Although it was pouring when we first got to Cuenca, it actually turned out to be a lot of fun. We saw a few different cathedrals/churches/mosques, the hanging houses which literally are attached to the side of a wall and hang over a cliff, and then we saw a very cool aqueduct. In order to get to it we had to do a little climbing ...
... practice all our newly acquired Spanish as the cafe owner spoke 0 English. We ordered coffee 3 different ways, got toast with tomato and olive oil, butter and jam. It was great and we felt like olympians, although we would surely fail at Spanish spelling bee. In Albacete we found the shop we were looking for and got Johan's hand made knife, the artisan is Amos Nunos, he is also the president of the knife makers guild in Spain. Our saved up $5's could also buy ...