We’ve spotted something intriguing / adrenalin pumping – a chance to do some ziplining across the River Tagus! So we’re harnessed up by Fly Toledo and head off for a quick zip! Located in the heart of Toledo Old Town, near by San Martin Bridge. It’s a few minutes of breath taking speed in aContinue reading “Zipping along!”
Toledo was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive monumental and cultural heritage – and it’s not hard to see why! The cathedral of Toledo is one of the three 13th-century High Gothic cathedrals in Spain. Construction begun in 1226 under the rule of Ferdinand III and the last GothicContinue reading “Top of Toledo”
Beautiful Toledo was the capital from 542 to 725 AD of the Visigothic kingdom which followed the fall of the Roman Empire. Today it is a vibrant, bustling city full of beautiful architecture and colourful shops. The city retains plenty of evidence of its long and chequered history, having lived under Roman, Visgoth, Moorish andContinue reading “Toledo tour”
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”
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”
A quick brain dump of some of the painted delights that adorn the roller shutters and walls of Madrid. This particular collection are advertising a local garage and feature a range of cars. There is also a vegetarian restaurant showcasing its veggy delights via the medium of paint.
We wave off the architectural delights of Segovia with a HUGE cream bun and head back to the colourful streets of Madrid. Around the Malasaña district where we’re staying there’s endless odd artworks to be found. I enjoy a potter past this rather odd mural featuring, of all things, an apple core and a ratherContinue reading “More Madrid”
We’re taking the train from Madrid to the amazing town of Segovia. And when you arrive it is not hard to see what it is famous for! The centre of this pretty, Baverarianesque town is dominated by an incredible feat of Roman engineering. This amazing aqueduct is is one of the best-preserved elevated Roman aqueductsContinue reading “Stunning Segovia”
Another quick romp through some of the colourful street scenes of Madrid. From traditional tiles and window boxes to more modern expressions of creativity. Moulin Rouge style ladies to a rather disturbing cat portrait! There’s a plethora of art on hand to entertain, perplex or deconstruct.
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”