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The Mendozas' Castle  
   

The Mendozas' Castle

Best preserved medieval castle within the Madrid District
Time Warp to XV Century Spain

November 29th 2007
I left my hotel at a comfortable 8:20 AM, almost in perfect synchrony with the forecasted 8:17 AM sunrise for Madrid. Though for many Spaniards minus one degree Celsius (28 degrees Fahrenheit) was bitterly cold, I found the temperature perfect for walking at my usual fast pace, without working a sweat. My intermediate objective was Plaza Castilla, which I reached via Metro. From Plaza Castill ... read more
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Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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