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Living la vida madrileña. Using Madrid as a springboard for exploring Spain / Europe. Next stop: South America!
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Terraza El Mirador, Madrid, SpainTerraza El MiradorMadrid, SpainParque del Cerro del Tío Pío is an unusual expanse of wide green hills with great views of Madrid. It's not nearly as busy as other parks in the...Berlín Park, Madrid, SpainBerlín ParkMadrid, SpainDid you know there were pieces of the Berlin Wall in Madrid? Parque de Berlin has a piano-shaped monument to Beethoven as well as other nods to...Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid, SpainReal Jardín BotánicoMadrid, SpainIf you’re in Madrid for more than a few days and like green spaces, exotic scents, and dappled paths, add Madrid's botanical gardens to your...Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Zaragoza, SpainBasílica de Nuestra Señora del PilarZaragoza, SpainZaragoza's basilica is stunning at night--especially after a rain shower! see mroe: http://geecassandra.com/38-5-hours-in-zaragoza/Alcala de Henares, SpainAlcala de HenaresSpainIn October, Alcalá de Henares holds a Medieval fair! This sprawling event features costumed characters, traditional foods and drinks, as well as a...Alcala de Henares, SpainAlcala de HenaresSpainIn October, Alcalá de Henares holds a colorful Medieval fair. This sprawling event features costumed characters, traditional foods and drinks, as...Consuegra, SpainConsuegraSpainIf you like windmills, be sure to check out Consuegra, Spain. I recommend taking a car if possible--it was tricky to get here by bus, and the...Bridge over the Rio Jucar, Cuenca, SpainBridge over the Rio JucarCuenca, SpainCuenca, a two-hour bus ride from Madrid, is home to casas colgadas, or "hanging houses." Get a great view of them from this bridge over the Rio...Plaza Mayor, Cuenca, SpainPlaza MayorCuenca, SpainCome for the "hanging houses, but stay for the people-watching. The Plaza Mayor (main square) in Cuenca is colorful, relaxing, and the perfect...Museo de Arte abstracto español, Cuenca, SpainMuseo de Arte abstracto españolCuenca, SpainCuenca, a two-hour bus ride from Madrid, is home to casas colgadas, or "hanging houses." These houses date as far back as the 14th century, and...Toledo, SpainToledoSpainToledo is an ideal city to visit at night--even more so when the Christmas lights begin to flicker on. See more photos here:...San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, SpainSan Juan de GaztelugatxeSpainSan Juan de Gaztelugatxe is a hermitage located on an island in the Basque Country. You must climb 237 steps on the man-made bridge to reach it....San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, SpainSan Juan de GaztelugatxeSpainSan Juan de Gaztelugatxe is a hermitage located on an island in the Basque Country. You must climb 237 steps on the man-made bridge to reach it....Castillo de Almodóvar, Almodóvar del Río, SpainCastillo de AlmodóvarAlmodóvar del Río, SpainThere are stunning views of Andalusia from the Almodóvar Castle (near Córdoba, in the town of Almodóvar del Río). It's also a great place to...Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, Andalusia, SpainMedina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-ZahraAndalusia, SpainMadinat al-Zahra is an ancient space thirty minutes from Córdoba. Explore the king’s quarters, stables, mezquita, and private houses. Madinat...Port de Sa Calobra, SpainPort de Sa CalobraSpainThe Bealearic Islands boast plenty of turquoise water and beautiful landscapes. See more on Sa Calobra here:...Deià, Deià, SpainDeiàDeià, SpainDeià is a small town on the eastern side of Mallorca. The day that I arrived, the mist that wrapped around the mountains gave the day an...Vila Nova de Gaia, PortugalVila Nova de GaiaPortugalA definite highlight in Porto is crossing the river to Gaia and learning about port wine inside the wine "caves." Free samples don't hurt, either!...Calem, Porto, PortugalCalemPorto, PortugalGlimpsing a foggy Porto (from across the river in Gaia) was unforgettable. Of course, if you cross the river you should definitely make time for...Hotel residencia La Pedriza, Manzanares el Real, SpainHotel residencia La PedrizaManzanares el Real, SpainLa Pedriza is a mountain range slinking around the northwest corner of Madrid. It gets its name from the rocky boulders that dot the landscape;...
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