Easy Day-Trips from Madrid

San Lorenzo de el Escorial

  Surrounded by a trifecta of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Madrid’s central location and status as a transportation hub within Spain makes getting out and exploring the surrounding towns a breeze. Here are some great places to spend an afternoon out of the city and further explore Spanish culture. Toledo Just a short (about 30 minutes) train ride from Madrid, Toledo is a walled town ... Read Full Article

Captivating Castles in Spain

View_of_the_Alcazar,_Segovia

Spain is home to more than 2,000 castles, exhibiting the varied cultural influences from throughout the country's history. Though the castles are scattered throughout the country, the largest concentration is in Castile. A number of these castles were built in the 10th and 11th centuries when Moors and Christians were at war and towns were fortified for protection against the enemy. A large number ... Read Full Article

Sightseeing in Spain Delights Your Senses

Valldemossa

The third largest country in Europe; Spain includes two island groups, the Canaries and the Balearics and reaches down to the tip of North Africa. Spain has a predominantly warm Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and winters with balanced temperatures. Here you can enjoy more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. It's no wonder that Spain and its islands are a favorite winter escape for ... Read Full Article