A Visit to the Parador

Many of the old buildings have been taken over and converted to upscale hotels, called paradors, out of our range, but worth a visit. This parador called Hostal de los Reyes Catholico was build, if I’m remembering correctly, in the 1400s for pilgrims and the sick by Ferdinand and Isabela after their visit or pilgrimage to Santiago. It is right on the main plaza in front of the cathedral.
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There was a large sitting area artfully decorated with pictures and sculptures. On one table sat a cardinals hat. There had bee some teasing of Fr. Jim getting a cardinals hat. So here it is.
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We had lunch on the hotel terrace. My club sandwich had a circle cut in the top with a fried egg peeking through.
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The terrace had some nice views back over the city as well as of the plaza and the cathedral.
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