Oropesa, Spain
Oropesa, Spain We began our day in fog in Pozuelo de Alarcon. We ended our day in fog in Pozuelo de Alarcon. In the interim, we drove over 320 kilometers. Our first stop was Oropesa. It is a beautiful, small town centered around a Parador. A Parador is a hotel, usually in an old castle or palace, that the government subsidizes to a certain extent. After we found a parking spot and walked toward the Parador, the first store we came to was Exposicion el Castillo on Calle Hospital, 36. We bought a beautiful, hand embroidered table runner. After we left the store, we stopped in the Parador for a cup of coffee and to use the restroom. This particular Parador is an old palace. It was very striking on the interior. We were disappointed the entire area was enveloped in fog. Because from where we sat in the Parador dining area, looking out the large picture window, I am certain the view would have been spectacular. After leaving the Parador, we walked through several streets in town taking photographs. Since we were near the town of Talavera de la Reina, there were many examples of ceramic tile on many of the houses and businesses in town. Some of them were quite striking, while others bordered on gaudy. When we finished touring the town, we got back in the car and headed toward Lagartera.


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