Day Trip from Madrid | La Granja de San Ildefonso

Day Trip from Madrid | La Granja de San Ildefonso

A beautiful day trip from Madrid for a sunny spring day is a trek to La Granja de San Ildefonso. Located in a small town outside Segovia, this palace and its extensive gardens, fountains and grounds are a beautiful spot to explore. If you are really ambitious, this could be a side-trip coupled with a [...]

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Day Trip w/ Smart Insiders | Salamanca & Ávila

Day Trip w/ Smart Insiders | Salamanca & Ávila

Another weekend, another opportunity to explore a new part of Spain. This time, we joined SmartInsiders for a visit to Salamanca and Ávila, two very beautiful and historical cities in Spain. Salamanca We left at 10AM from Madrid and made the two and-a-half hour journey to Salamanca. Our guided tour began at the puente de [...]

Autumn in Segovia

Autumn in Segovia

See my original post about Segovia here Getting to Segovia from Madrid is extremely easy. Take the grey line/#6/circular to the Moncloa station. The bus station is located one level up from the subway platform. There is a green sign that says "Taquillas de Segovia" or tickets to Segovia through the company La Sepulvedana, which [...]

A Day in Segovia

A Day in Segovia

The morning of Friday, July 11 was a tough one for me. I had spent the previous evening (and part of the present morning) at a club near my host family´s house in Toledo, outside of the historic Casco. It was a rough morning because after a lot of drinking and dancing and not much [...]