Category: Spain

Marriott Auditorium Hotel at the Madrid Airport is perfect for both a city stay and further afield trip

  We have been to Madrid dozens of times over the years and enjoyed a wide range of its hotels, from the high end to the most basic. It is such a well connected town with transit that it doesn’t much matter where you stay (unless you live for nightlife) in which case maybe you’ll …

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How to spend 48 hours in Madrid, Spain

  Hopefully your first impression of Madrid (like ours) is just how easy it is to get around see/do things. Relatively young by European standards, this city was a planned capital, so it is much more efficient a place to explore than other cities which grew over millennia. Roadways, plazas, parks, hotels, museums and shops are …

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Five European destinations for the Fall season

  Many travelers are looking for a Fall escape, and there are wonderful places to visit in Europe, but where to go? Fall is prime time to enjoy a quieter and prettier side of Europe. Crowds disappear from the time-worn streets and lovely paths and gardens in and around the classic beauties of Europe. The days …

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Toledo: a living monument of Spanish history and culture

  Each Spanish city has its own vibrant character and allure. The Iberian peninsula is so different from place to place but is very much united by themes of history and political rule. Toledo is a welcome destination which somehow we’ve always managed to fit in to every Spanish excursion. The proximity to Madrid helps, …

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