Spain in our motorhome

24 hours in Cáceres

Cáceres might not be a town you have heard of but it should be on your bucket list because it has one of the best preserved Medieval old towns in Europe. Three hours drive from Madrid and in the beautiful Extramadura region of central Spain Cáceres is one of several Roman and Mediaeval towns in this area. Driving north on the A66 from Merida brought us to…
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Merida – the Roman town – a hidden gem

If you think that the best and most extensive Roman ruins are in Rome then think again. We have stopped for the night on our drive north from Seville at the motorhome stop in Merida, Spain and I think we have seen some of the best Roman buildings and ruins in this small town which is in the Extramadura region of Spain. This is a remote area of mountains, forests and lakes which borders Portugal, with Merida as the regional…
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Visiting beautiful Seville in a motorhome

Famed for its flamenco dancing and tapas, Seville is the capital city of Spain’s Andalusia region. It’s our first visit to this wonderful city and we are very impressed. Seville is now well and truly on my list of best European cities. We travelled from southern Portugal along the A49 motorway and arrived at the motorhome stop at Puerto Gelves, which is about 20 minutes on the bus (M140 or M143) from the city centre. We are parked up on…
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Visiting Granada and Cordoba in a motorhome.

Visiting Granada and Cordoba in a motorhome is not a daunting experience. There are limited places to park a motorhome in Granada itself but if you intend to visit the amazing Alhambra I would not recommend parking in the Alhambra car park because it costs about 28 Euros. Instead, we spent 3 nights at the campsite at Reina Isabel, which is a 15 minute bus ride to the centre of Granada and costs 1.50 Euro per person one way. We…
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Worn out shoes in Cadiz

I had to throw away a pair of walking shoes today. They were bought 6 months ago in the UK and I had worn them out! According to my steps counter on my phone I have walked about 700 miles since I bought them. We walk about 125 miles per month. Expecting that walking shoes would last more than 6 months I have had to invest in an upgraded pair and I spotted some in a good shoe shop whilst…
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Visiting Gibraltar with a motorhome

When I mentioned to Anne that I wanted to visit Gibraltar, in our motorhome, she wasn't enthusiastic about visiting it. She thought that I only wanted to visit Gibraltar so I could stock up on my favourite English food from Morrison's, which was partly true, but not the main reason! Gibraltar is steeped in colonial and military history and that's the main reason I wanted to go. I did eventually persuade Anne that we should go and guess what, she…
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Eating pasta with the vultures – El Torcal

We have just spent the night in our motorhome in the car park at a place called El Torcal. It might not sound interesting to say we have spent a night in a car park but this was no ordinary car park! This car park was at the top of a 1200 metre high mountain called El Torcal Natural Park and it has the most amazing scenery that I have seen anywhere. I have visited the incredible Grand Canyon in…
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Visiting incredible Ronda in a motorhome

After visiting the unique landscape of El Torcal National Park we drove back along the mountain road to Antequera where we missed the turn off for the ring road and ended up having to drive our motorhome through the narrow streets of Antequera, the thing I didn't want to do!   Also as we entered the white washed hill top town we got confused over the road directions to Ronda and ended up driving 3 times around the same roundabout and…
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