Castle Walls

Our epic 4 hour walk on Saturday that took us to a very nice but closed park and a quick horseback ride for Clara concluded with us being able to tour the top of the castle in Buitrago!  Until now, we only could walk along the outside portion of the walls and weren’t able to get to the top where the armory is displayed.  It was so cool!  The inside of the castle has been under renovations but will be opened next month.  The kids and myself are so excited.

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This is the original castle walls as they were built in 1134. It was later reinforced and built larger in the 14th century. We were able to go into the Castle walls to see the original walls.

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We were heading back home from a 4 hour walk when we saw people on top of the castle; where we previously could not get to. We were so excited it didn’t matter we had already been out and about for so long!

It was a gorgeous day so we decided to walk to the dam 2km outside of town.  The park looked wonderful!  A playground, a seasonal swimming pool (so yeah it was closed in October) and nice lawns.  But alas it was closed.  Amelia was SO upset and Violet didn’t see any issue in us just jumping the fence.

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After having a sparse picnic lunch we decided to walk to the equestrian place outside of town in the opposite direction of the farm.  I knew we could go horseback riding but wasn’t sure of the cost or of the age restrictions.  We decided to go despite the high probability of melt-downs and Clara got an impromptu horse back ride with the woman who spoke a little English and her little boy.  We’ll take the kids back soon to get a proper horseback ride!

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  1. Score! Every day looks gorgeous weather too.

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