Alcalá de Henares was a thriving city long before Madrid had an importance. It is only 25 minutes from Madrid by train. Alcalá de Henares is a city rich in history, architecture and culture.
There are just so many places to see in Spain. Each region has its own culture, gastronomy, crafts and way of life. From the little white villages along the Mediterranean Sea in the south to the world-renowned food in the north and everything in between it is hard to choose what you really should take time to see. This is a list of some travellers favourite spots in Spain—and why—so you can have an easier time deciding what to see when you come to visit this diverse country.
Northern Spain often flies under the radar for tourists visiting Spain. Yet, there is so much to see and appreciate here from the architecture to the history and the stunning natural parks. Don’t miss out on the treasures in Northern Spain.
When you think of Spain white villages soaked in the sun and ladies dancing flamenco might come to mind. But Spain is so much more—and Galicia is a prime example of an undiscovered area that is often not on the tourist radar but is very worth checking out. This article takes you to a historic wine area with vineyards that are over 2000 years, a Roman gold mine that is just as much valued for the natural setting as the historical factor, and a medieval castle perched on top of a mountain overlooking the lush valley below.
With a wide variety of wild mushrooms it is no wonder that mycological (study of fungi) tours are popular throughout Spain. Looking for mushrooms is a wonderful excuse to walk in the countryside and to learn about the environment and ecosystems.
Capricho is a stunning garden on the edge of Madrid. If you want to get away from the bustle of the city centre and take in greenery in a quiet and relaxed setting, Capricho needs to be at the top of your list of where to go. This garden not only has not only what you would expect to find: a gorgeous array of flowers year-round, greenery in every corner, lane-ways draped with lilacs, sweeping grassy lawns, quaint ponds with black swans, rose-covered archways but it also has a few surprises such as bamboo-sided boat house, a labyrinth, a palace that is actually an aviary as well as hidden bunkers left over from the civil war.
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.
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.