Month: June 2020

How to Get to the Dalí Museum from Barcelona

Dalí Museum in Figueres

Spanish surrealist painter, Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali y Domenech made a dramatic impact on the world with his often bizarre, always striking and beautiful artistic images. Best known for his brilliant “The Persistence of Memory” where “melting” clocks are draped across a barren landscape, Dali’s work was always creative …

Read more

How to Get to Montserrat from Barcelona

Close up View of Montserrat

The sacred Catalan monastery of Montserrat is located on top of a range of craggy mountains some 60km north-west of Barcelona. It is one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites where more than two million annual visitors come to visit ‘La Moreneta’. This is a small statue of the Virgin …

Read more

How to Get to Toledo from Madrid

Alcazár of Toledo

Toledo was the former capital of medieval Spain until 1560 and to this day remains one of the country’s greatest cities where the Jewish, Moorish and Christian cultures once lived together in relative harmony. It lies just 70km southwest of Madrid and is well served by public transport as well …

Read more

How to Get to Segovia from Madrid

Segovia Aqueduct

Lying 90km north-west of Madrid, Segovia is the epitome of Old Castile. It is easily accessible from the capital and is one of the most popular day excursions. Although only a small town it has a remarkable number of outstanding architectural monuments most notable its 800m long Roman aqueduct which …

Read more

How to Get to El Escorial from Madrid

El Escorial Monastery

Monasterio del Escorial The Royal Palace of El Escorial lies 45km north-west of Madrid and is one of Spain’s most famous sights. Felipe II ordered the construction of the palace to commemorate Spain’s victory over France at the Battle of Saint Quentin in 1557 during the Franco-Habsburg War. With practically unlimited …

Read more