Posted by: travelrat | December 28, 2012

Torrecaballeros

Plaza Mayor, Torrecaballeros

16th October 2012.

We’ve been rather busy over the last few days, but still managed to find a few moments for a couple of quick explorations of the town of Torrecaballeros.

It’s built on the side of a hill, overlooking a wide valley, and, at first glance, there didn’t seem to be much to it. But, I’ve been caught that way before. Our hotel is situated by the side of a rather ordinary road, by the side of which is a bank, a few bars and a few empty shops. At least, they looked empty … one of them was actually a mini-market which only looked abandoned because it has no windows!

There’s also a church. Like many Spanish churches, it has a tall tower, and is positioned so it can be seen for miles around. And, also, like many Spanish churches it has a stork’s nest on top of the tower. No storks, though.

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However, further exploration showed that there’s more to it than that. The road is, in fact, a by-pass, and the town centre can be found a short way along another road branching off it. I happened to pass by the school at school-run time and, judging by the amount of mums and children, it’s by no means the ‘sleepy hollow’ I thought it was at first.

There is also rather attractive ayuntamiento, or Town Hall and Plaza Mayor; the light was excellent, and I got some good photographs. I did, however, have to move around quite a bit to exclude the wheelie bins and the worst of the weeds from my pictures.

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