Tag Archives: Madrid

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

My Top Fifteen Spanish Cities – 9 to 7

Continuing my countdown having already covered numbers ten to fifteen (10. Toledo 11. Cadiz 12. Vitoria-Gasteiz 13. Palma, 14. Denia & 15. Malaga). Number Nine – Madrid The fact that the modern day capital is relatively low on the list says more about how lucky Spain is to have so many great cities than it […]

European Train Tour #1 – Spain

Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]

Easter Sunday Photo

This photo comes from the Easter procession in Madrid, taken in 2005.

Easter

For those of you celebrating Easter, I hope you enjoy the ceremonies & festivities. Here are a few Easter related pictures……

My European Capital Rankings – 25 to 21

Such is the hot competition in Europe, my next five cities all make splendid destinations for short breaks. We really are spoiled for choice! 25 Vilnius Fairly low on my list, but still well worth a visit. Plenty of nice architecture on view and the usual mix of churches, [palaces, municipal buildings and cobbled streets. […]

European Train Tour #1 – Spain

Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]

Memorable Overseas Train Journeys #3 – Spain

Continuing my review of some of my most memorable overseas train journeys……. Shooting forward twenty odd years from my previous memorable train journey, in 2012 Mrs Wilbur and I undertook a mini train tour of Spain taking in Santiago de Compostela, Córdoba, Cadiz and Seville. We pre-booked an overnight train journey from atmospheric Santiago to […]

The Aqueduct of Segovia

I count myself as fairly well up on great places to visit in Europe, but have to admit that I had never heard of Segovia until one of my favourite bloggers and Spain aficionado Andrew Petcher informed me of its existence. Furthermore he offered up some suggestions for a great hotel and a very pleasant walk […]

Good Friday Photo

This photo was taken in Madrid in 2003. Crowds of people took to the street for the traditional Catholic parade of the epitaph of Christ.

My Top Twelve Spanish Cities – 7 to 9

Continuing my countdown having already covered numbers ten to twelve (Palma, Denia & Malaga). Number Nine – Cadiz Ever since I saw a picture of Cadiz’s golden domed cathedral in a magazine, I wanted to go and visit. I was not to be disappointed. The clamber to the top of the aforementioned dome and the […]