Mezquita of Cordoba

Discover Moorish Cordoba in 16 Monuments

When the Arabs occupied Spain from 711 until 1236, Cordoba was the first capital of their kingdom – Al-Andalus. In 1000AD, Córdoba was a city of a million people. It was one of the most culturally and politically advanced cities in the world, a rival of Constantinople. The Moors left a magnificent legacy in Cordoba, … Read more

Plaza de La Villa

Discover Madrid Old Town: From the Moors to the Austrians

Unlike many other cities in Spain, Madrid doesn’t have a well-defined and easily discernible medieval city centre, something that could be considered an ‘old town Madrid’. But that’s not to say that you can’t discover it if you know where to look. To understand Madrid’s history and Spanish culture in general, you have to remember … Read more

Calle San Rafael in Alicante Old Town

Alicante Old Town – The Charming Barrio Santa Cruz

Alicante Old Town is the neighbourhood (or barrio) of Santa Cruz, lying just below the Santa Barbara Castle to the north of La Rambla. It spills down the slope of Mount Benacantil, and its total area is quite large. But the most picturesque area is the main residential area on the highest point of the … Read more

Granadilla - a walled town in Spain

15 Picturesque Walled Cities in Spain – Beyond Game of Thrones

Planning to visit some medieval walled cities in Spain? Have limited time? These 15 cities and towns can be visited on day trips from major cities. With its idyllic coastline and expansive mountain ranges (home to the Iberian Lynx) to imperial capitals, historic towns, and Andalusian white villages, Spain is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. The … Read more

Things to do in Avila - climb the city wall

Things to do in Avila on a day trip from Madrid

Looking for things to do in Avila? Here is the guide to the best sites to visit and things to see in Avila on a day trip from Madrid Avila is a perfectly preserved medieval town that is completely encircled by a stone wall. Its charming medieval ambience is safeguarded by the status of a UNESCO … Read more

Roman Temple in Cordoba

Roman Cordoba Self-Guided Walk

Looking for unusual things to do in Cordoba? Here is an itinerary for a self-guided Roman Cordoba walking tour to uncover the relics of a once-prosperous Roman city. One of the most instantly-recognizable images of Cordoba is the magnificent Cordoba Roman Bridge. This 2,000-year-old monument is the most iconic representation of Cordoba’s long and rich … Read more

Sacromonte Caves museum, granada

Sacromonte Caves: The Best-Kept Secret in Granada

If you are planning a trip to Granada, you probably know all about the Alhambra, maybe a couple of other Moorish monuments, the Albacin neighbourhood, and the Granada cathedral. But have you ever heard about the Granada cave houses? What are Sacromonte Caves?  Located in Sacromonte, Granada’s old Gypsy neighbourhood, Sacromonte cave houses are a … Read more