Capricho Park is one of the most beautiful gardens in Madrid

Capricho Park is one of the most beautiful gardens in Madrid

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. 

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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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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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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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The Arts and Science city in Valencia brings science to life

The Arts and Science city in Valencia brings science to life

Valencia is the pearl of the Mediterranean coast. Valencia is an elegant city with thousands of years of history has with seemingly little effort combined futuristic Avante-Garde to its cityscape and yet has kept its grace and still adapted the new.

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Guadalupe—a mountain village built on legend

Guadalupe—a mountain village built on legend

Guadalupe is a quaint village perched on top of a mountain in the province of Extremadura. The main draw to the town is the massive Monastery that was built and added to over centuries. But the town has much to offer on its own merit. This is a side trip well worth taking. 

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Like history? Then don't miss your chance to see Niebla

Like history? Then don't miss your chance to see Niebla

Don't think just because a village is small there is nothing to see. Niebla in Huelva is an example of a small village that packs a punch. Walking through its streets will take you back over 3000 years. Put Niebla on your "must see" list when you go to Southern Spain.

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