The Insider's scoop on where to visit in Spain

The Insider's scoop on where to visit in Spain

When you visit a new place wouldn't it be nice to get suggestions from those in the know?  In this post I talk to two women who were kind enough to pass on some excellent cultural tips, favourite restaurants and other information about Madrid, Barcelona and beyond.

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Patones de Arriba—a must-see village only 45 minutes from Madrid

Patones de Arriba—a must-see village only 45 minutes from Madrid

This quaint and charming village should be on every tourist's must-see list if they are in Madrid. Patones is only 45 minutes from Madrid and yet is missed by many visitors. Be sure to take an afternoon or a day to walk through this delightful village.

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3 towns not to miss in Girona

3 towns not to miss in Girona

Many visitors head to the Costa Brava thinking only of the beaches. But there are many villages that are slightly inland that you should not miss visiting if you are in Girona and along the Costa Brava. These are some of the most historic, cultural and picturesque villages in all of Spain. Travellingaroundspain takes you to our top 3 inland villages in Girona. 

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5 day-trips from Seville that should be on your bucket list

5 day-trips from Seville that should be on your bucket list

Tourists flock to Seville every year. But they often miss out on the surrounding areas that also deserve consideration. Here is a list of 5 easy day-trips from Seville that should be on your bucket list if you are in the area.

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What to do near Huelva

What to do near Huelva

Huelva may not be the most tourist city in Spain, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth visiting. Some of the most important historic moments took place in and around Huelva, the best beaches in Spain are along this stretch of coast and the villages are oozing in Andalusian charm. 

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Trip planner—Everything you need to know about visiting Tossa de Mar

Trip planner—Everything you need to know about visiting Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar is on the rugged Costa Brava north of Barcelona. This town, although touristy, hasn't been taken over by high rises. Toss de Mar is the only in tact medieval fortress remaining on the Cataluñian coast. Whether you come for the history, the stunning views or the turquoise Mediterranean waters you will have a hard time leaving.

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Trip planner: everything you need to know before planning a trip to Segovia

Trip planner: everything you need to know before planning a trip to Segovia

If you come to Spain and all you get to see is Segovia, you will go home happy. Segovia has a 2000-year-old Roman aqueduct, a medieval castle, a gothic cathedral Roman churches, quaint pedestrian streets filled with artisan shops, and some of the best gastronomic delights in Spain.  

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Trip Planner: Everything you need to know before planning a vacation to Toledo in Spain

Trip Planner: Everything you need to know before planning a vacation to Toledo in Spain

Going to Toledo is like stepping into a fairyland kingdom from a far away time. Castles, a river surrounding the walled city, 3 cultures intertwined and very little evidence of modern city structure. Take your time to take in all there is to see and do. 

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Trip planner- Everything you need to know before you go to Calpe, Spain

Trip planner- Everything you need to know before you go to Calpe, Spain

The turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the temperate temperatures are a huge draw for almost anyone. Throw in a quaint fishing village-turned-tourist and you have a winning combination. Calpe is still small enough to keep the Spanish culture alive, but has a tourist buzz that will keep you entertained as well. 

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