FUN-travel: Northern Spain – Segovia to Sigüenza, Spain

July 27, 2012 by  

Day 16 – Wednesday, July 25 – Segovia to Sigüenza , Spain



La Granja

  • freedom of having a car
  • being able to deviate from plans
  • take off instead of staying here 2 nights
  • Garmin still works!
  • stop @ La Granja Palace – aka “Mini Versailles” – includes palace, gardens and sculptural fountains – incredible amount of art, tapestries, furniture and paintings -painted ceilings with massive gold leaf detail are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen
  • arrive 4 pm to yet another cute Parador – old castle sits high atop the hill overlooking the very small town
  • 7 pm walk down to town takes 15 minutes – see Plaza Mayor & Church ending up in Alameda Park – where all the action is – several blocks long sitting @ outdoor cafe sipping wine and watching everyone
  • thunder in the distance cools the warm night air
  • 30 minutes later it’s pouring @ we’ve run across the street to sit in the restaurant
  • venture out in the rain to go 1 block down to recommended restaurant
  • El Doncel is excellent! – have scallop appetizer, nice mixed salad, & sea bass – more good wine – Carmelo Rodero Crianza
  • rain has stopped for walk back to Parador

La Granja


La Granja

  • can’t think of anything

FF (FUN-fact) – All over Spain when you order a drink you get free tapas – little mini sandwiches or a small portion of some other local dish.