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 [...]

A Complete Guide to Visiting Segovia, Spain

A Complete Guide to Visiting Segovia, Spain

Segovia is a beautiful, historic town northwest of Madrid that is perfect for a visit on a day trip out of the city. There are lots of interesting sights to see and great restaurants throughout the town. Plan on having at least 3-4 hours here to wander around and explore the main sights. Getting to [...]