Finca El Rincon
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... and kept popping up at various locations throughout the museum to show us another 'important' artifact while at the same time giving him an opportunity to kiss the girls! He even gave us access to an area that had been cordoned off and allowed Kate and Roy to get up and close to a carving of Mary and baby Jesus from the 13th century for a photo! No one else got this chance.
The museum is located beside the cathedral and has an ...
... a simple glass of red wine as we have received previously when stutteringly offering these same words but were surprised to receive an open topped carafe like bottle of something that looked like red wine, kinda smelled like red wine but tasted like a high-quality chilled vinegar!! Oh well, one wins some and loses some others.
The day ended as it had been most of the day - negotiating the many zigging-twists and zagging-turns coming from travels along the hair-pins of ...
... shops, and restaurants was to take the St. Joan funicular up another 250 metres and then walk about to get an even better view of the surrounding mountains, that are quite spectacular. Down to the main complex again in time for a quick lunch then walked to the basilica that is dark but magnificent. Interesting collection of sanctuary lamps, all larger than usual and different from each other. Managed to get a seat in time to listen to the ...
... above the square I had a good view but Julie was a bit crowded in and was not happy with some of the photos she was getting.
After the glory of the Aliga it was soon time for Plens. I was still undecided about whether to go closer or even inside the dancing area, although with no partner (Julie was definitely not interested) it wasn't a realistic option. Nonetheless I'd brought a jacket with me, but I had my mind made up for me because as the Plens entered ...
... out that today was "portes obertes" I think because an important phase of conservation/restoration work had been completed.
If ancient buildings and castles appeal to you, Cardona is definitely worth a detour. The interior is very well maintained and it is a pleasure to simply wander around. After having a look at the towering interior of the Sant VicenÁ we walked around the outside of the church and found ourselves at the top of a steep bank with plenty of ...