Attractions

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 …

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Top 10 Winter Holiday Destinations in Spain

Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

Spain is primarily considered to be a summer holiday destination, with British holiday makers most prominently flocking to the Mediterranean in the July-August period. What many do not realise however, is that Spain is just as beautiful in the winter months. The climate remains warm, and it does not carry …

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