Absolutely see PLAZA DE ESPANA
Absolutely see PLAZA DE ESPANA (actually I've got no choice over this matter, I go where my guide brings me ;-) & she's the beautiful Victoria, you'll see more of her later!): The plaza's ground is a donation from Princess Maria Luisa to the city in 1893 & landscaped by Jean Forestier. Here, you can see the beauty of many paintings on ceramic tiles depicting regional scenes.
Tapas & bars
Visit bars in Alfafa street, there are several cosy places offering realy nice typical food...
And in this bar in the picture in the placa de Santa Maria la Blanca they also offer delisious tapas... The city surprising with it’s quantity of tapa-bars… Somehow I have an impression that you can find some tapa place on each corner, great!
Catch A Fiery Flamenco Show At A Local Tablao!
Yes, I highly recommend that you catch a fiery Flamenco show at a local Tablao (flamenco bar)!
The Tablao we patronized is called - El Patio Sevillano located in the Barrio de Santa Cruz district.
El Patio Sevillano is a traditional tablao decorated with traditional Andalucian patios (just like the circle seats in some of our local cinemas/ theaters). Sip on a glass of sangria (a lovely Spanish alcoholic concoction) and be entertained by the clacking heels of these passionate Flamenco dancers.
After a while, even I felt like joining them on stage. Yes, I don't mind being the feminine answer to Spain's #1 Flamenco dancer - Joaquin Cortes.
P.S. If you like the 'Gypsy Kings' brand of music, then I'm pretty sure you'd enjoy one of these shows.
Breakfast is eaten after getting out of bed in the morning and is usually small and light. When I lived with a host family, I would eat a bowl of cereal with milk, and drink some coffee.
Mid-morning, lots of people go to small breakfast bar for a mid-morning snack. At the language school, we'd go to a nearby cafe and usually our snacks would be a piece of toast with either butter, olive oil, or jam, and a cafe con leche.
Lunch is the biggest meal of the day and is usually eaten between 2pm and 5pm. At the host family's house, we'd have some soup or a salad, then something with meat, and then fruit for dessert.
Supper is usually at 10pm or 11pm and is much smaller than lunch. I only had half-board with the host family so I didn't get supper, but my friends and I would usually go for tapas in the evening at bars and cafes.
When I told some Spanish friends that in Canada, we usually eat supper at around 6pm, they were shocked and one of them said she can't imagine eating anything more than a snack at 6pm!
As for the basic food groups in Spain - olive oil, garlic, ham, and seafood. Pretty much everything "typically Spanish" has at least one of these in it!
Walk to Granja de Moreruela -- 21.8k -- refugio
Very Pleasant day with the ancient city of Castrotafe to explore en-route
Great lunch stop at Riego del Camino
Bar Perigrino at Granja de Moreruela is a Must -- ask to see the sub-terrainian Bodega !!