On a bright Tuesday morning, I started out my day looking for the Barrio Santa Cruz and ended up on top of a mountain. It was election day back in the US, and after casting my absentee ballot two weeks prior (travel is a valid reason), all that was left to do was wait for the results. So as I found myself walking up Calle San Juan, I looked at my Google Map which estimated that the castle on the mountain was just a 12 minute walk away. I had planned to visit another day this week, but since it was so close, I thought why not go right now?
Let’s just say that 12 minutes turned into one and a half hours. Even though I stopped to take photos at the view (twice) there’s no way that hike would have taken twelve measly minutes. In any case, I am so glad I did it because the views were simply incredible! Be sure to wear proper shoes (unlike me in my flats!) as some of the stones are slippery – I would know. (I didn’t fall, I just unexpectedly sat down, ok?)