June 30 – What a wonderful city! We were encouraged to try the unique Asturian cuisine, so we headed to the street of tourist restaurants. Here we dined on cream of seafood soup, Asturian beans, fried veal and chicken filets stuffed with ham and cheese (like a cordon bleu except with red sauce), and Asturian hard cider. Very good, but that much food almost killed us. I guess our bodies are remembering that we are no longer hiking.
We visited the Museo Bella Artes, displaying paintings of many renowned Spanish artists. There was a room filled with El Greco that contained his renditions of the twelve Apostles. I hate to tell you this, but he used the same model for many of them. In some they were even wearing the same outfit! I guess he never considered that someday they would all be displayed side by side…
Can you tell these are by the same artist?
And a Salvatore Dali:
I kind of like the scruffy look of these apostles, don’t you?
Inside there was a columbarium with some unusual art: