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Location: Madrid

Day 1 - 13 Oct 2019

Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport

Madrid, Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport
Madrid, Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport
Madrid, Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport
Madrid, Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport

Content: We took a 30 hours Aeromexico flight to reach Madrid. Airport is very clean and lots of choice to eat. Just disappointed that there is not a smoking area

Petit Palace Plaza del Carmen

Madrid, Petit Palace Plaza del Carmen
Madrid, Petit Palace Plaza del Carmen
Madrid, Petit Palace Plaza del Carmen
Madrid, Petit Palace Plaza del Carmen

Content: Its located on an attractive square near Sol, surrounded by restaurants, shops, and attractions. Modern, yet budget-friendly, rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, laptops for guest use, and free Wi-Fi; additional hotel freebies include bike rentals and coffee in the lobby.

Prado National Museum

Madrid, Prado National Museum
Madrid, Prado National Museum
Madrid, Prado National Museum
Madrid, Prado National Museum
Madrid, Prado National Museum

Content: Prado is the perfect place to see all the wonderful Spanish art before the center was shifted to Paris. It was not too crowded inside either. You can just enjoy your favorite masterpiece as long as you want! What an excellent and relaxing museum experience!

Templo de Debod

Madrid, Templo de Debod
Madrid, Templo de Debod
Madrid, Templo de Debod
Madrid, Templo de Debod

Content: Its an ancient Egyptian temple moved here from Aswan and rebuilt in the city. Crowds tend to gather nightly to watch the stunning sunset view.

Location: Madrid

Day 2 - 14 Oct 2019

HanSo Café

Madrid, HanSo Café
Madrid, HanSo Café
Madrid, HanSo Café
Madrid, HanSo Café

Content: Loved everything! From the vibe and decor to the food! We ordered the Bacon Egg and Cheese bagel and it was amazing! The portobello toast is also a must! Definitely going back! Like

Puerta del Sol

Madrid, Puerta del Sol
Madrid, Puerta del Sol
Madrid, Puerta del Sol

Content: It was packed with street performers and tourists, it is home to the most prominent symbol of Madrid – the Bear and the Strawberry tree statue.

The Royal Palace

Madrid, The Royal Palace
Madrid, The Royal Palace
Madrid, The Royal Palace
Madrid, The Royal Palace

Content: Less than 10 minutes walk from Plaza Mayor is The Royal Palace of Madrid, also known as Palacio Real de Madrid. Built on top of the previous palace (which burned out on the Christmas eve of 1734) the royal residence is one of Madrid’s biggest attractions.

La Cava Baja

Madrid,  La Cava Baja
Madrid,  La Cava Baja
Madrid,  La Cava Baja

Content: La Cava Baja is one of the most lively and beautiful streets in all of Madrid. It boasts an innately cheerful atmosphere. This charming street is where many of the best traditional and popular tapas bars and restaurants are located, a veritable one-stop shop, ideal for enjoying some of the best local flavours and excellent wines.

The La Latina

Madrid, The La Latina
Madrid, The La Latina
Madrid, The La Latina
Madrid, The La Latina

Content: The La Latina area, just down from Plaza Mayor, is located right in the heart of Madrid only a few minutes from Palacio, Sol and Lavapiés. It has its own metro station and several bus stops with excellent connections to the rest of the city. Cava Baja is flanked by a series of intensely colourful buildings which represent quintessentially Madrileño architecture and is also home to several popular street markets.

La Camarilla, No. 21

Madrid, La Camarilla, No. 21

Content: This cosy bistro-style establishment is lovely for a black-as-midnight cortado first thing in the morning (usually served alongside a delicious slice of pan con tomato drizzled with flavoursome olive oil and sprinkled with huge sea salt flakes). It gets mighty lively in the evening, with fantastic music and a cracking selection of wines from throughout the land.

Chocolateria San Gines

Madrid, Chocolateria San Gines
Madrid, Chocolateria San Gines

Content: We finished the night off with churros and chocolate at Chocolateria San Gines — the city’s most famous churro institution.

Location: Madrid

Day 3 - 15 Oct 2019

Toledo

Madrid, Toledo
Madrid, Toledo
Madrid, Toledo
Madrid, Toledo

Content: We head to Toledo, the former capital of Spain, where we join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of this city that dates back to Roman times.

Location: Toledo

Day 3 - 15 Oct 2019

Church of Santo Tomé

Toledo, Church of Santo Tomé
Toledo, Church of Santo Tomé
Toledo, Church of Santo Tomé

Content: We visited a traditional factory to gain a Cultural Insight into the age-old steel craft before seeing one of El Greco's most famous paintings - 'The Burial of Count Orgaz' - in the Church of Santo Tomé.

Location: Madrid

Day 3 - 15 Oct 2019

Segovia

Madrid, Segovia
Madrid, Segovia
Madrid, Segovia
Madrid, Segovia
Madrid, Segovia
Madrid, Segovia

Content: Segovia, though, is often considered the prettier, less expensive sister of the two. We walked from the Roman aqueduct on one end of town, pass the city’s wonderful cathedral, and arrived at the castle all the way at the other end of town in about 15 minutes. Everywhere you turn along the way is a feast for the eyes.

Location: Madrid

Day 4 - 16 Oct 2019

Seville

Madrid, Seville
Madrid, Seville
Madrid, Seville
Madrid, Seville
Madrid, Seville

Content: We reached Seville from Madrid in less than three hours by train, but you should book your tickets online well ahead of time to get the schedule that you want. We suggest one of the earliest departures during the day.

Location: Seville

Day 4 - 16 Oct 2019

EME Catedral Hotel

Seville, EME Catedral Hotel
Seville, EME Catedral Hotel
Seville, EME Catedral Hotel
Seville, EME Catedral Hotel

Content: EME Catedral Hotel is ideally located right next door to the Seville Cathedral, in the heart of the historic center. With stylish, modern rooms featuring upscale amenities; a rooftop terrace complete with a hopping bar and a pool with striking views; and a relaxing spa offering a wide array of treatments, this boutique property sets the bar for Seville cool.

Alcázar of Seville

Seville,  Alcázar of Seville
Seville,  Alcázar of Seville
Seville,  Alcázar of Seville
Seville,  Alcázar of Seville

Content: Established as a fort in 930 AD, a royal residence of the Moorish kings developed over the centuries. Complete with lush gardens, it's an exquisite example of mudéjar architecture.

Seville Cathedral

Seville, Seville Cathedral
Seville, Seville Cathedral
Seville, Seville Cathedral
Seville, Seville Cathedral

Content: The world's third largest church stands on the site of the former, 12th-century Almohad Mosque. It's also been the final resting place for Christopher Columbus since 1898.

The Giralda

Seville, The Giralda
Seville, The Giralda
Seville, The Giralda
Seville, The Giralda
Seville, The Giralda
Seville, The Giralda

Content: Soaring 341 feet, the cathedral's bell tower was the original minaret of the mosque. The bronze weather vane at the top has represented "faith" since the 16th century.

Tablao Flamenco Los Gallos

Seville, Tablao Flamenco Los Gallos
Seville, Tablao Flamenco Los Gallos

Content: Simply awesome performance! Amazing performers! Couldn’t take our eyes off them for the entire duration of the show. Price is a bit higher than other shows in the vicinity but is absolutely worth the money!

El Rinconcillo

Seville, El Rinconcillo
Seville, El Rinconcillo
Seville, El Rinconcillo
Seville, El Rinconcillo

Content: Cool, historic spot! I liked that the tab is chalk on the bar. The staff is attentive and the service is fast. The tapas are delicious (albeit overpriced...but worth it for the experience). We saw some super old bottles of booze on display. If you're in Seville, it is worth a visit.

Location: Seville

Day 5 - 17 Oct 2019

Granada

Seville, Granada
Seville, Granada
Seville, Granada
Seville, Granada
Seville, Granada

Content: The Renfe Viajeros train, a comfortable and direct ride that takes around two and a half hours, is typically the quickest method for heading between Seville and Granada.

Location: Granada

Day 5 - 17 Oct 2019

Alhambra

Granada, Alhambra
Granada, Alhambra
Granada, Alhambra
Granada, Alhambra
Granada, Alhambra
Granada, Alhambra

Content: In order to make the most of our time, we opt to stay inside of Granada’s most famous sight — the Alhambra. This upscale hotel has all of the history that you’d expect in a former palace on the grounds of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also happens to be an incredibly romantic place to unwind after a long day of traveling and exploring.

Generalife Realejo-San Matias

Granada, Generalife Realejo-San Matias
Granada, Generalife Realejo-San Matias
Granada, Generalife Realejo-San Matias
Granada, Generalife Realejo-San Matias
Granada, Generalife Realejo-San Matias

Content: The Generalife is composed of a series of large gardens, where every corner holds a novelty and a pleasant surprise for the eyes, with a minimum of obtrusive buildings.

Nasrid Palaces, Calle Real De La Alhambra

Granada, Nasrid Palaces, Calle Real De La Alhambra
Granada, Nasrid Palaces, Calle Real De La Alhambra
Granada, Nasrid Palaces, Calle Real De La Alhambra
Granada, Nasrid Palaces, Calle Real De La Alhambra

Content: The habitual residence of the kings of Granada, their construction began at the beginning of the 14th century. The Nasrid Palaces are a palatial complex formed by three buildings: - The Mexuar is the oldest hall. It was employed for meetings between the ministers of the king and as a courtroom. - Next, we come to the Palace of Comares, which dates back to the era of Yusuf I. This dwelling was erected around the Patio de los Arrayanes (Courtyard of the Myrtles), and its side exits lead to the Sala de los Embajadores (Hall of Ambassadors) and the Sala de la Barca (Hall of the Boat). The Hall of Ambassadors is located inside the Tower of Comares. - The Palace of the Lions, dating back to the era of Muhammed V, is also a royal residence. It is composed of a central courtyard, the Courtyard of the Lions, and halls along each side, the Hall of the Mocarabes, the Hall of the Kings, the Hall of the Two Sisters, the Hall of the Ajimeces, leading on to the mirador Daraxa viewpoint, and the Hall of the Abencerrajes, along with the Harem.

Alcazaba

Granada, Alcazaba
Granada, Alcazaba

Content: The Alcazaba plainly served a military function. The entrance to the Alcazaba was at the foot of the Tower of Homage . At the base of the tower is a slight slope. A simple L-shaped walkway keeps the main gate from being seen from the outside.

Barrio del Albaicin

Granada, Barrio del Albaicin

Content: The Albaicin is a “barrio” (a neighbourhood) of Granada which has been built on a hill opposite the Alhambra. The layout came about when Granada was ruled by the Arabs long before the advent of cars so the streets form a narrow cobblestoned maze interspersed with small squares. The geranium filled balconies, glimpses of the Alhambra at every turn, the silence and the sound of running water in numerous fountains all give the Albayzin a romantic slightly enchanted atmosphere.

Location: Granada

Day 6 - 18 Oct 2019

Guadix

Granada, Guadix
Granada, Guadix
Granada, Guadix
Granada, Guadix
Granada, Guadix

Content: This morning we journey via the Mora Pass to Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you will see the whitewashed troglodyte dwellings lodged into the ochre-coloured cliffs of the surrounding area.

Location: Valencia

Day 6 - 18 Oct 2019

Hotel Balneario Las Arenas

Valencia, Hotel Balneario Las Arenas
Valencia, Hotel Balneario Las Arenas
Valencia, Hotel Balneario Las Arenas

Content: Loved it. Very nice place. It was off season so it was not too crowded. Staff was friendly and helpful. Restaurant was great for breakfast.

City of Arts and Sciences

Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences
Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences
Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences
Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences
Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences

Content: Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the vast cultural center, including a promenade of art and greenery, comprises five shell-like structures that reflect the influence of the sea.

L'Oceanogràfic

Valencia, L'Oceanogràfic
Valencia, L'Oceanogràfic
Valencia, L'Oceanogràfic
Valencia, L'Oceanogràfic
Valencia, L'Oceanogràfic

Content: Europe's largest aquarium hosts a dolphinarium and exhibits the world's main ecosystems. For a unique, culinary experience, dine among the fishes at the underwater restaurant.

La Llotja de la Seda

Valencia,  La Llotja de la Seda
Valencia,  La Llotja de la Seda
Valencia,  La Llotja de la Seda
Valencia,  La Llotja de la Seda
Valencia,  La Llotja de la Seda

Content: The former Silk Exchange from the 16th century reflects the city's mercantile prosperity, with the grand Contract Hall as the center of the merchants' wheeling and dealing.

Location: Valencia

Day 7 - 19 Oct 2019

Barcelona

Valencia, Barcelona
Valencia, Barcelona
Valencia, Barcelona

Content: Taking the train is a cost effective and convenient way to travel from Valencia to Barcelona, making it easy to explore the riches of the Catalan capital.

Location: Barcelona

Day 7 - 19 Oct 2019

Hotel 1898

Barcelona, Hotel 1898
Barcelona, Hotel 1898
Barcelona, Hotel 1898

Content: Hotel 1898 evokes Spain’s opulent late 19th-century past, with its architecture and decor, but guests get thoroughly modern pampering, with top-notch service, plush rooms, a spa, and excellent dining

Las Ramblas

Barcelona, Las Ramblas
Barcelona, Las Ramblas
Barcelona, Las Ramblas

Content: We started our Barcelona experience by taking a mandatory walk through the heart of Las Ramblas, which runs from Plaza Catalunya to the Mediterranean Sea.

Mercat Market

Barcelona, Mercat Market
Barcelona, Mercat Market
Barcelona, Mercat Market

Content: Inside the Mercat Market, we found countless food stalls, tapas bars, fruit and veg shops, local meat butchers, sweet shops and many other vendors selling their products inside this labyrinth!

Madame Jazmine

Barcelona,  Madame Jazmine

Content: Good and dark place where locals and strangers could mix. Genuine place. Good music.

Location: Barcelona

Day 8 - 20 Oct 2019

Park Guell

Barcelona, Park Guell
Barcelona, Park Guell
Barcelona, Park Guell

Content: The garden terrace at Park Guell offers one of the best viewpoints to watch the sunrise over the city with panoramic views stretching as far as the eye can see.Park Güell comprises of wonderful gardens and architectonic elements that distinguish the city’s most beautiful public park.We highly recommend visiting Park Guell for sunrise or as early on in the day as you can to beat the crowds.

La Barceloneta

Barcelona, La Barceloneta
Barcelona, La Barceloneta
Barcelona, La Barceloneta

Content: La Barceloneta is the most popular beach in Barcelona and for a good reason… Glistening white sand and turquoise waters await! Beachgoers flock here in the hundreds, especially on a hot summer day when the sun is shining and the ocean temperatures are just right.

La Sagrada Familia

Barcelona,  La Sagrada Familia
Barcelona,  La Sagrada Familia
Barcelona,  La Sagrada Familia

Content: La Sagrada Familia is one of Antonio Gaudi’s most famous works that is not to be missed. Simply marvel at the incredible architecture of Sagrada Familia from the outside or purchase a ticket to explore inside the monolithic walls of this magnificent building.

Casa Battlo

Barcelona, Casa Battlo
Barcelona, Casa Battlo
Barcelona, Casa Battlo

Content: Not too far from Sagrada Familia is the twisting building of Casa Battlo, another one of Gaudi’s unique creations! From the outside, it looks like the balconies have been made out of skulls and bones and stained glass windows give Casa Battlo a vibrant touch.

Plaza de Catalunya

Barcelona,  Plaza de Catalunya
Barcelona,  Plaza de Catalunya
Barcelona,  Plaza de Catalunya

Content: It is considered to be the center of Barcelona city and in turn, is one of the largest squares in Barcelona. Plaza de Catalunya boasts a large water fountain as the centerpiece of the square which is surrounded by retail stores, restaurants, bars, metro stations and more.

Disfrutar Barcelona

Barcelona, Disfrutar Barcelona

Content: Disfrutar is an awesome fine dining restaurant in Barcelona. The whole dining experience is excellent. The decoration is quite "simple" and elegant. The staff is very friendly without being too much on top of you. We had the classic set menu and it's simply gorgeous. As you may expect, the bill is also gorgeous.

Location: Barcelona

Day 9 - 21 Oct 2019

Madrid

Barcelona, Madrid
Barcelona, Madrid

Content: It’s a quick and cheap flight from Barcelona back to Madrid.

Location: Madrid

Day 9 - 21 Oct 2019

Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport

Madrid, Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport
Madrid, Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport
Madrid, Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport

Content: Best part of my trip was looking at Granada from the hill top. Spain has so much that you come back refreshed and tired at the same time.