Moasterio de la Armedilla, Spain

Driving south from Peñafiel toward Segovia, I came upon the ruins of the Monasterio de Armedilla.

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The plaque above shows a rendition of how it once looked. Today, you’ll find ruins of the main buildings:

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And here’s a look inside:

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It’s amazing how many ruins of structures like this exist in Spain. One need only drive along some of the more rural roads to encounter them.

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Just be careful doing any exploring. There many be dangerous conditions and creatures about.

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Peñafiel Castle, Spain, quick look

Here’s just a few snapshots from Peñafiel Castle. I had been there several years ago, took the door, and checked out the wine museum. All very interesting. Here’s a look at the main gate:

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And just for fun, here’s a view over the nearby countryside.

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Fields and vineyards for as far as the eye can see. It really is beautiful. Then again, most all of Spain is. Take your time to enjoy it all.

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Asador Don Jose, Peñafiel, Spain

Spain maintains its food traditions to an extremely high level. This is one of things I enjoy about visiting Spain, the consistent traditions. Well, at Asador Don Jose, you’ll find some fantastic lechazo, roast lamb that is, prepared exactly right.

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This is a simple place, with friendly owners who are truly pleased to have you. I was walking this area when I noticed two local couples chatting, waiting for the restaurant to open. Surely, that’s a good sign. Inside, you’ll find a cosy dining room:

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And the aroma coming from the nearby kitchen will set your appetite up for the tasty delights. Sorry, I didn’t catch a photo of the food because I was enjoying the wine seen below:

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Enjoyed a great meal that filled me up for the rest of the day. Seriously, this is something to enjoy with a group. Best to walk up to the castle afterward to burn it off.

Castilla Termal Valbuena, Spain, Room

The previous post showed the Castilla Termal Valbuena’s pools and common areas. Now, we’ll take a look at one of the rooms. This was a duplex affair, with a lower area fitted with desk, mini bar, and couch that you see in the photo below:

DSC_2848The staircase to the right leads up to the bedroom or sleeping loft as it might be called which feature a large bed, closet space, and the bathroom:

IMG_1819The bathroom was quite modern as the next photo shows:

DSC_2851All the amenities are there from the bathrobe to the shampoo. The Castilla Termal was a fine place to enjoy several days, relaxing and recharging after a jaunt through northern Spain. I hope to return soon.