This little place is two places. There's the hotel (not used) and the Pension, where we did stay. The rooms here are just like the Spain we used to know. Everything's OK, but a bit cramped and basic. The lady that runs the place along with multiple family members is a lovely character, very friendly, and quite willing to bargain gently.
We were there when it was fairly empty in town (village) and the only ones eating, aside from a party of (presumably) dedicated Catholic Japanese, who did their eating a bit quickish-like, and went off to bed somewhere nearby. The roast suckling pig was very tasty (sorry, Veggies, but it was). Shame that we overlooked the goat - still, next time perhaps. This is a very good overnight stay, if you like things simple, quite and country, and very Spanish.
The village (which lies well off the beaten track, surrounded by astounding countryside, with its own little but lovely gorge nearby) is packed with Rough Guide quality sights, but what seems to go without mention is that if you step out towards the back of town just 50 metres, you can kind find old stucco houses and barns still being used, and many falling slowly to pieces. Wondrous vernacular architecture that stands up strongly against all that ecclesiastical and monumental stuff that guide books seem insistent upon stuffing down our throats.
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