Welcome to my blog about some of the best sights and sounds in Spain.
When you decide to visit Spain there are so many things to do and see you might feel overwhelmed planning your trip. This blog will direct you to the gems of each region—from nooks and crannies in the larger centres to hidden villages, from remote castles to unique gastronomy. It will explain the local culture and guide you through the differences in each region in Spain.
Breakfasts in Spain tend to be very similar where ever you go. The most common fare you will find is either toast, churros, bocatas or tortilla Española. While this is very tasty I enjoy finding new and different things to try. Here is a list of places in Madrid where you will find breakfasts that a little more unique than the run-of-the-mill.
If you appreciate an eating experience rather than eating just to fill up, the traditional Spanish fare cooked with only the freshest of ingredients in Brihuega will create a memory for years to come. This is a small town tucked in a valley that is known to grown almost everything, it also has plenty of pastures for livestock and forests for wild game. Around lunch time you can smell the pungent aroma of oak wood smoke floating through the air, mixed with the heavenly smells of barbeque and stews simmering.
All the restaurants in Patones are top notch. Most of the restaurants adopt the atmosphere of the town of Patones —charming, quaint and rustic. Many have lovely flower-filled patios that overlook the town. If you are looking for quality food served in a stunning setting you won't be disappointed.
I can't think anything better than drinking a thick, creamy hot chocolate on a cold day and this is the best place in Madird.
It isn't surprising that in a country with such a wide diversity of gastronomic fare, you can choose just about any type of food in Madrid. We have put together a guide for some of our top choices of restaurants—from classic to fusion, from high end to budget options. Just remember that gastronomy is part of the culture of a country, so be sure to
Sometimes you need a break from seeing only cultural places and visiting monuments. La Casona in San Rafael offers fun activities for the whole family.
Staying in the villages of Spain is not only an authentic experience, but usually is cheaper than staying in the main centres. You will get to see Spain as it was centuries ago and really get to interact with the simpler Spanish lifestyle. Take advantage of exploring the beautiful countryside by staying in "rural houses." Here are a couple of suggestions of places to stay only 2 hours from Madrid, near Cuenca Spain.
With so much to see in and around Cuenca, you will want to take the time to stay at least a night. Here are some suggestions on where to stay when you are visiting Cuenca.
Finding a place to stay with children in Madrid can be challenging. Here you will find options of some hotels that have suites and kitchenettes but still are in a reasonable price range.
There are no lack of hotels in Madrid, but it may be a challenge to find just what you are looking for a specific location or within your budget. Here we try to help you find just what you need.
When you get home you will want to make an album of all your best photos and memories from your epic trip to Spain. I recently made an album using Saal-digital and was very impressed with the results. Here is a quick review.
Gourmet fast food? It is possible and done every day at Cobb Moss in Madrid.
Seeing Spain through a visitor's eyes always helps me appreciate what it was that I fell in love with when I came to Spain. The Knapp family has just returned from their first visit ever, and sat down with travellingaroundspain.com to tell us their impressions of this diverse and interesting country.
Spain has the 2nd most World Heritage Sites in the World. If you were to base your trip around visiting these sites you have would have to be in Spain for almost two months to spend a full day at each of these impressive spots.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a personal guide to show you all the hidden corners when you come to Spain the first time? I asked a few fellow bloggers to let me in on where they take family and friends who are visiting Spain for the first time. Find out where these locals take guests in Granada, Madrid and Seville.
Hotels in Spain have won in Trip Advisor's top 25 traveller's choice awards in the following categories: top hotels, luxury hotels, small hotels, bargain hotels, romance and family.
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