The 1912 palatial hotel was built on the former site of the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli. A string of famous guests have stayed here from Salvador Dali to novelist Isabel Allende and movie director Richard Attenborough, but well-heeled business travelers tend to dominate. The entrance hall, decorated with murals of Italian […]
Soak up Spain’s sensational history on a day trip to Avila and Segovia. With the option to indulge in a gastronomic lunch, this trip is a feast for all the senses!
On your day trip from Madrid, you’ll stop at hilltop Los Cuatro Postes to admire superb panoramic views before visiting Avila’s San Vicente Basilica. Tour also includes a visit to Avila’s cathedral. Continue Reading
Defined in proverb as “ the land of song and saint”, Avila (pop. 47,650), standing 1,131 metres above sea level, is the highest of the provincial capitals. Its carefully preserved town centre and its numerous attractive monuments are two of the reasons why this small, peaceful city was declared part of the Heritage of Mankind in 1985. Continue Reading