Because Toledo was considered the holiest city in Spain in the Catholic faith, its invaders were careful not to destroy hallowed ground. So it survived the Moors, Visigoths, the Spanish Civil War. The Alcazar, or castle ... Cardenal, a hotel that was.
I arrived around dinnertime, and checked into Hostal del Cardenal, a hotel that was an ... factions that battled for Spain during the Civil War. We left the castle, walked down another road, up a hill, down another. Toledo may look as if it is was designed.
About 100 miles from Madrid in east-central Spain, this parador is historic and in an unusual natural setting. Cuenca is a medieval Spanish ... in Toledo without exhausting all there is to see and do there. Considered to be the world's oldest hotel.
Stunning Renaissance artworks feature in the cathedral, while the Alcazar Castle dominates the charming old city. Head to Spain's sensational ... We leave Toledo late afternoon and return to our hotel. Riviera Travel has been providing luxury escorted.
With low-season rates starting around $270 a night, Ashford Castle skews toward the pricier side, but the amenities and ambience justify it. I'm a big fan of Spain's government-run parador hotels, often situated in historical buildings. While not.
Fortunately, you don't need a king's ransom: Our favorite European castle hotels start at $98 a night and many have ... Whatever its origins, Oropesa is undoubtedly one of Spain's oldest paradors. Forty-eight rooms are scattered with vintage tiles.
A leading archbishop has sparked outrage in Spain by saying that domestic violence occurs because 'women do not obey men'. The Archbishop of Toledo Braulio Rodriguez told his congregation that wives could avoid being hit by doing what they are told.
BARCELONA — With sunny days getting longer and lazier, sparkling beaches warming up and terrorism fears driving customers away from other Mediterranean destinations, Spain and Portugal ... to put a brake on new hotel construction and is exchanging.
At first it seems a little odd, staying in Jewish-branded hotels ... in 22 cities across Spain. This sort of thing wasn't always so popular. Jews living in Spain and Portugal -- known as Sephardics -- had been calling cities like Toledo and Cordoba.
From Madrid, we travelled south to Toledo. We circled the city and stopped on the hillside opposite the town to enjoy the most picturesque view over the city with its prominent cathedral and castle ... from the city and Spain during the Inquisition.