Royal AlcazarJanuary 15 in Spain
Now that we had a better idea of the lay of the land, it was just a 20 minute walk to this 10th century building that still functions as a royal palace. The residence was a separate fee so we didn’t see that section. All of the sites we have been to offer a significant “pensioners discount”. In this case, for example, we paid €4 instead of €9,50. Once again, this palace was decorated in the Mudejar style...a mix of Islamic and Christian. It was beautiful and ornate. The royal gardens were dormant but I can only imagine how beautiful they would be in bloom. This is actually a public garden and free to locals since it was once owned by the citizens when the king was exiled in 1931.
We then walked to the bus station to buy the bus tickets for our next destination. From all my research, it is possible to arrive an hour early and buy same-day bus and train tickets. But I learned my lesson in Segovia and don’t want to risk a sell-out!Read more