Vistoso Toledo

One of the most pleasantly surprising places we visited from Madrid was the gorgeous city of Toledo. Located on the banks of the Tagus Toledo is known as the “Imperial City” because it was the main venue of the court of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in Spain. It is also known as the “CityContinue reading “Vistoso Toledo”

Food glorious food

One of the top foodie hotspots in Madrid is, rather surprisingly a massive food court on top of a department store. The El Corte Inglés Gourmet Experience overlooks Plaza Callao and has incredible views of downtown Madrid. This cornucopia of edible delights is free to visit and features a wide range of traditional Spanish foodsContinue reading “Food glorious food”

Maze of markets

Madrid has a host of markets to enjoy and El Rasto is one of the best known and well established. It’s a transient flea market that offers a wide range of goods from clothes to traditional food and random antiques. Stalls are grouped by goods for sale, whether it’s antique books, weird object d’art orContinue reading “Maze of markets”

Sights of Segovia

Tearing ourselves away from the awe inspiring aqueduct, we’re off to check out a few more of the cultural sights that Segovia has to offer. Another beautiful sight is Segovia Cathedral, a Gothic-style Roman Catholic building located in the main square with a myriad of soaring spires. The church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, wasContinue reading “Sights of Segovia”

Colour splash

The streets of Madrid are literally awash with a myriad of colourful artworks, from abstract splashes of rainbow hues to detailed murals. Every wall, window and wall is an open air gallery just begging to be snapped. Metal roller shutters that act as security for shops also double as gallery fronts, sometimes sanctioned, sometimes not!Continue reading “Colour splash”