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Tordesillas

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  • Day97

    veloguide durch valladolid

    October 28, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    bei schönem wetter sind wir durch valladolid gekommen. valladolid war eine grosse stadt auf unserer tour. der eurovelo 1 fahrradweg war wie immer auf einmal mitten in der stadt verschwunden. eine karte zeigte uns den fahrradweg, welcher dann irgendeinmal gebaut wird. ein fahrradfahrer folgte uns und brachte uns zum halten. es war alfonso, ein fahrradfreak von valladolid, welcher sich für fahrradwege in der stadt einsetzt. er beschloss kurzerhand, uns aus der stadt zu führen und fuhr vorab. unterwegs hupte ein auto energisch und als wir uns umdrehten, hatte dieser doch tatsächlich eine flagge von der schweiz und solothurn in seinem spanischen auto und winkte uns zu. die stadtfahrt war sehr schnell und kurz und mit vielen Informationen über die stadt. schliesslich mussten wir dann noch einmal einen ziemlichen berg überqueren und landeten in der nächsten touristenstadt, tordesillas. schöne, kleine stadt. im camping hatten wir ein altes renovationsbedürftiges bungalow mit sehr wenig platz.Read more

  • Day31

    Keeping cool

    June 25, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We started to head north to try to outrun the heatwave. Stopped our journey in Medina del Campo where there is a massive 15th century castle - Castille de la Mota. We walked around in the heat with an audio guide. Pretty exceptional stuff for the time.
    Then a quick shop to fill the fridge and we pushed on to Tordesillas. A historic town where Spain accidentally gave Portugal the whole of Brazil in a treaty by mistake.....
    The campsite has a big pool so we swam to cool off, had a beer to cool off, had a BBQ to cool off, and finally tried to cool off in the van with the fan.
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  • Day32

    Double magnet day

    June 26, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    The temperature is rising so we wanted an easy day. We breakfasted in the shade and then walked up into Tordesillas. We wanted to see a royal convent : the Real Monasterio de Santa Clara. We had to wait a bit for an English speaking guide but there were only 4 of us, 2 Spanish and ourselves, so it was intimate. Extraordinary security too...our bags were x-rayed and a security guide followed us from room to room to make sure we behaved. It was stunning. Dating back to the 13th century with moorish influence to please King Peter the Cruel's mistress who was from Andalucia.
    Then later on the Queen of Castille, known as Juana la Loca because she was a bit deranged, was imprisoned here for 46 years. She had previously carried her dead husband (Felipe the Handsome) around Spain in a coffin and looked in at him episodically..
    The other big event here was in 1494. Spain and Portugal divided up the world (those lands discovered already) by running a line down the earth between the two poles. In the Treaty of Tordesillas the Spanish kept everything to the west of the line and the Portuguese kept everything to the east. The line was moved a bit west by the Spanish pope (370 leagues) to go around the Cape Verde Islands and consequently Portugal came away with Brazil. Big spoils... Silly old Spain. There was a great museum in the town explaining it all. We had a menu del dia, which was great, in the plaza major to while away a bit more of the hottest part of the day. Then a swim, BBQ and cool evening breezes by the river.
    First time we have felt compelled to buy 2 magnets in one day ....
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Tordesillas, トルデシリャス, 토르데시야스, 47100, Tordesilhas, Тордесильяс, Тордесиљас, Тордесільяс, 托尔德西利亚斯

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