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
Segovia (pop.54, 012) has been compared in poetic imagery with a ship of stone anchored in the sea of cornfields that is Castile. Declared part of the Heritage of Mankind in 1985, the gateway and the symbol of the city is the Aqueduct one of the best preserved monuments of Imperial Rome. The aqueduct was built at the end of the 1st century to carry water to the upper part of the city. Continue Reading