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  • Day18


    August 6, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Hezká vesnička, která ve svém nitru skýtá mnohem většího turistického ducha, než se na první pohled může zdát... Zahraničních návštěvníků i místních dobrodruhů je tu opravdu hodně a ceny hotelů i jídel v restauracích tomu bohužel odpovídají. Za návštěvu stojí, ale přespání bylo lepší v Briones. Zajímavostí může být, že se stále nemůžeme dopátrat jména vesnice. La Guardia, Guardia či Laguardia? Booking, Google a Lonely Planet se v této otázce poněkud rozcházejí… 🙉Read more

  • Day12


    September 21, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Fòr most of this trip we have been travelling through brown flat countryside- the massive high Spanish plain - that is used mainly for growing wheat, now harvested. Also mile upon mile of sunflowers ripening in the sun. This must be sunflower oil country rather than olive oil. No fields of olive trees like there are in Andalusia. Just once we saw a few cows in a field but there is not much grass here for them.
    Today all that changed and as we left Burgos we encountered hills and now we are surrounded by mountains - and VINES! We have arrived in Rioja and everywhere there are vines covered in purple grapes just waiting to be made into delicious red wine. We are no longer in Castille y Leon we have crossed into Pays Vasco - Basque country and all the signs are in a strange language - a bit like Welsh.
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  • Day13

    Bodega visits

    September 22, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    On our way into Laguardia we stopped to see the winery of Marques de Riscal, which is one of the biggest and most famous Rioja names. The estate is huge and I guess hadn't suffered much from Spain's economic problems as it is beautifully maintained and has built a splendid new hotel and restaurant designed by Frank Gehry of the Bilbao Guggenheim museum fame. The building has become a tourist attraction in itself and well worth a visit. In the car park we came across a vintage Bentley on a British Bentley owners club tour of Spain and Portugal. Later in the day, in Laguardia, we went to tour the opposite size bodega. In the town of Laguardia itself, the bodega of Carlos San Pedro is family owned and operated by just seven people, with casual labour help, producing only 50,000 bottles a year. All the houses in Laguardia, including our hotel, have dug caves and tunnels down into the rock underneath them, and the bodega still uses theirs for wine making and storage. We tasted three wines there, a 2014 crianza, a 2010 reserva and a 2009 grand crianza which were all really good, and the best, the grand crianza superb.Read more

  • Day13


    September 22, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We spent the morning wandering the narrow medieval streets of Laguardia, and walking around the walls. The town is so small and confined to a narrow hilltop that it only takes 20 or 30 minutes to walk around. The tiny main square has a clock that as it chimes the hours little people come and out and spin and dance. It seems to be a huge tourist attraction as the square every hour is full of tour groups standing waiting for the show. We also went into one of the churches here, which was built in the 14c with a magnificent coloured portico. This was repainted in the 17c and an extension to the church built so from then it wasn't open to the elements and now is still in fine condition. Later the streets were filled the sounds of a basque pipe group - being Celtic they seem to have the bagpipes in heritage.Read more

  • Day13

    laguardia archaeology

    September 22, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    In the afternoon we visited two sites just outside of Laguardia. The first was the remains of a celticiberian settlement dating from 1400 BC to 400 BC. Although there are only the low remains of walls it's easy to see the layout of the village and the streets through it. The outer walls would have been just wattle and daube to keep the animals in so they have all disappeared. At the site there is a nice little museum of some of the finds, and it was a great place to sit and eat our bocadillos (rolls) with spectacular views around us. Then on to a stone dolmen from around 3000 b.c, one of a great number all over the Basque Country, like in the uk and northern France. It took us a while to find and Google decided to send us over the hills over rough gravel track roads, and when we got there we could see the proper Tarmac road that we could have used.Read more

  • Day3


    May 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Llegamos al hotel! Después de llegar a Madrid, alquilar el carro y hacer la parada en el convento de las monjitas, llegamos a las 9.30pm y todavía sigue el día con luz. Está haciendo un frío tipo Bogota como de las 5pm. El hotel está espectacular a 400 metros del pueblo de Laguardia que mañana iremos a recorrer y explorar.
    Ahora bajaremos al restaurante del hotel a ver que comemos.
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