Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain
City Break, Madrid, Spain, Travel

30 Things you must do in Madrid

Madrid is a great city. I highly recommend that you visit Madrid if you are heading to Spain. Here are our top sights and activities to get the most out of Madrid, the definitive list of 30 thing you must do...

Segovia is the perfect day trip from Madrid
day trip, Guide, Madrid, Spain

A day exploring Segovia

Segovia is another of the amazing day trips you can do from Madrid. It's a historic city just 30 minutes train ride from Madrid in the region of Castilla y León. Like most cities in this region of Spain, Segovia hides interesting architecture, history and Spanish culture all waiting to be explored...

All the fun and vibrant fiestas in Madrid
City activity, Madrid, Spain, Travel

Fun fiestas in Madrid

It's a lot of fun when it's fiesta time in Madrid. The shops close, decorations are hung up in the street, bars set up outside stalls and the whole city joins in with the celebrations. These are my favourite Madrid fiestas and local holidays. They are all sure to create a fun party atmosphere...

Everything you want to know about the Real Madrid stadium tour
City activity, Madrid, Spain

A tour of Real Madrid football club

Real Madrid football club is one of the most famous in the World. They are widely supported and have achieved much success over the years. Cabinets full of trophies and a stadium holding over 81,000 people will attest to. Taking a tour of the Bernabéu stadium, home of Real Madrid is one of the most popular activities to do in Madrid...

Which city should you visit in Spain
City Break, Guide, Spain, Travel

The best cities to visit in Spain

It's difficult for me to choose a favourite city in Spain. There are just so many awesome cities across the country and they are all so very different. Each one offers a range of sights and activities that differs from the next. These are my top 6 cities to visit in Spain...

day trip, Madrid, Spain, Travel

A day exploring Toledo

Toledo is a Medieval Spanish city just 30 minutes ride on the fast-train from Madrid. Situated at the heart of Spain and once the Capital, it is a labyrinth of old cobbled street and stone buildings. Behind the imposing old city walls and grand bridge entrances are some of Spain's most historical landmarks...

The top fashion shops in Madrid
City Break, Madrid, Spain

Where to go shopping in Madrid

Madrid is a great city to enjoy a little retail therapy and there is an amazing selection of fashion retail shops. Whether you want to treat yourself to a new outfit or grab a little something to take home for a loved one, you wont be disappointed. Take a look at this guide to shopping in Madrid. Including a list of all the best areas and the most popular stores...

Winter sun in Spain
Beaches, City Break, Spain, Travel

The 5 warmest winter sun destinations in Spain

As the winter draws in and the weather turns miserable it's hard to not dream of blue skies and sunnier climates. Here is a little inspiration to get you thinking about where you could go to get a dose of winter sun and my favourite 5 destinations in Spain to visit during winter...

Big city park in Madrid. Walk, cycle, hike, explore
City Break, Madrid, Spain

Bike ride in Casa de Campo Park Madrid

Madrid has many beautiful parks and by far the best is the amazing Casa de Campo. It’s a huge park that is actually the largest green space in Spain. It covers an area of 1,722 hectares that’s 6 ½ times bigger then Hyde Park in London and 5 times bigger then Central Park in New York!!...

Rooftop bars, drinks, cocktails and city views
Bars, City Break, Guide, Madrid, Spain

Madrid’s hidden rooftop bars

I love a good terrace bar or "terazza" as it's called in Spain. Somewhere nice to sit outside in the sunshine while you enjoy a drink or two. Going up to a hidden rooftop terrace, is even better. Away from the noisy streets and hustle & bustle, it's like finding a secret little oasis in a big city like Madrid...