We only had about one full day in Madrid and we were determined to make the best of it, packing in a tour of the Prado museum and National Palace. The Prado museum is probably one of the best museums in the world and is worth a visit. If you go, plan to dedicate at … More Touring Madrid in a Day
We took a day trip to Toledo, the old capitol of Spain. My opinion of Toledo in a single word – LOVE! It is only about an hour drive from Madrid. Thanks to my sis for recommending it. Plus, our hotel, Hotel Atlantico, happended to be one of the spots where the bus stops to pick … More Traversing through Toledo
After several days in Barcelona, we embarked on our next adventure. We had headed to the local train station the day before and bought one-way tickets to Madrid. With tickets in hand and suitcase handles in the other, we hopped in a taxi, headed for the station. Having traveled on a Eurail pass as a college … More The Train of Tranquility
We stayed at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Arts overlooking the Port Olimpic. The boardwalk is reminiscent of South Beach in Florida, dotted with bars and restaurants that don’t kick up until about 10 p.m. There are amazing sand castle artists in Barcelona…
Montserrat, just outside of Barcelona, is named after the jagged rock formations that look like a serrated saw. Best way to get to the top is to take the aerial cable car. Montserrat is well known as the site of the Benedectine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat.
We took a guided tour to Priorat and had the opportunity to visit both sides of the winery spectrum: modern and traditional. Our stops included Ferrer Bobet, Clos Figueras, and Clos Dominic. Priorat is known for its black slate and quartz soil known as llicorella, which produces concentrated, full-bodied reds.
Our first site seeing stop in Barcelona was the La Familia Sagrada, and it was awe inspiring! Designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, development began in the late 1800s and is still in completion. The pics don’t do the cathedral any justice. It is one of those places you just need to see to get … More Exploring Barcelona