Today, I am sharing with you my last set of pictures of my trip to Spain.
These were taking after my arrival in Cáceres, where my brother and I spent the weekend with our baby brother and his family.
We had a terrific weekend and on Saturday evening, we took a little stroll
through this amazing city, I forgot how pretty it is and so much history!
First, let me tell you a little about this amazing place.
Cáceres is a city in Extremadura, Spain.
This is a very, very old city and there is evidence found in nearby caverns, that
there have been settlements near Cáceres since prehistoric times.
The city was founded by the Romans in 25 BC and
its architecture is a blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic
and Italian Renaissance styles.
Some remains of the first city walls built by the Romans
in the 3rd and 4th centuries still exist.
You need many days to learn everything about this city and see
all its beauty, but I only had a weekend, so I took as many pictures as I could.
Let me take you for a little tour!
We started the evening taking a walk by one of the beautiful city streets.
So nicely set up when you think just to the right was a main street.
Everything was so green!
The buildings around us were so pretty and typical of this region.
Look at the tile design on the wall of this building
Aren't those balconies pretty?
People actually leave in these homes!
Here is another one in blue tones
And they had the prettiest stores along the way.
Uhmmm, cheese! :)
As we walked a little more towards the center of the town, we came
across this beautiful old church.
I thought the clock and bells were just beautiful.
Adn as I was looking up taking the pictures, I could NOT believe what I was seeing!
Look at the size of that nest!
This part of town is also well known for its multitude of stork' nests.
I am still trying to figure out how that huge thing is not falling of the side of the building.
Isn't it amazing?
And right behind it is the main plaza and the entrance to the old historic town.
Love these streets!
Can you imagine if those walls could talk and tell us everything they have seen?
The rest of the old city of Caceres is just amazing to see.
The buildings that have been there for thousands of years are so beautiful.
My sister-in-law told me the leaves on this wall and tower turn into a bright red
color during the Fall months.
I bet that is something to see!
The cathedral is still used today.
Actually, on that day, there was two weddings happening one after another.
Here you can see the brides and grooms posting for pictures.
Can you imagine getting married in a church like that?
And here we are standing on front of it.
Can you see us sweating? LOL It was sooo hot that day!!!
I am just glad I wasn't wearing a wedding dress! LOL
But the heat did not affect our "lirttle princess".
She just took us for the walk of a lifetime down those streets! LOL
And she is fast, let me tell you, those little legs can go a long way!
She refused to get in the stroller, until we were so tired we just had
to bribe her with Cheetos! Too funny!
After this, we went back to my brother's home.
This is the view from his condominium.
And we settled down on their balcony for a cool drink, great conversation and
a wonderful dinner my sister-in-law prepared.
I also took pictures of her pretty flowers.
It was a wonderful, wonderful family time!!!
We returned to Madrid Sunday night.
We returned to Madrid Sunday night.
Two days later, I was catching one of these
That took me to the Barajas Airport in Madrid to catch my plane
back to the USA
That was a very, very hard day for me, to have to say goodbye
and not know when you will see again the people you love so much.
I don't have to tell you I cried halfway through the Atlantic Ocean!
Thank you all for visiting and for allowing me to take you for a tour
of my trip to the other place in this world that I call home.