FUN-travel: Northern Spain – Barcelona to SOS Del Rey Catolico

July 13, 2012 by  

Day 3 – Thursday, July 12 – Barcelona to SOS Del Rey Catolico, Spain

Church Bells in SOS


Afternoon Walk

  • took another sleeping pill and slept great
  • 8:00 am turn on TV to see live feed of today’s running of the bulls!
  • got rental car and drove away fully armed with directions
  • Road Atlas + Garmin + Google maps almost guarantees hassle free driving!
  • nice roads – but you pay for them – 28 Euros to go 350 miles
  • arrive 4:30 pm – nice walk through town takes an hour
  • staying at Parador – once an Aragonese mansion – hotel is located in the centre of this charming medieval  walled city on top of a hill – (looks like Italy)
  • sipping a nice cold beer on balcony patio with symphony of birds chirping & views to the Pyrenees
  • sunsets @ 9:30


  • having to double check everything – Hertz reservation was screwed up – took 30 minutes to straighten out
  • unemployment rate @ 25% makes us potential targets for thieves

Church Entrance

FF (FUN-fact) – Paradores are luxury accommodations in Castles, Palaces, Fortresses, Convents, Monasteries and other historic buildings. There are also modern hotels, built in traditional style, in areas of outstanding beauty.