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Old 02-08-2016, 08:26 AM
 
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"Majorica" hehehehehe
I'm flying to Tenerife next week. I hope it is worth it.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:24 PM
 
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Thank you all for your guides and advice. It will really helpful me to a vacation to Spain. Once again Thanks all.

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Mathavan K
I hope you will enjoy this trip of Spain.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:07 AM
 
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San Sebastian was amazing. If you love trying interesting food, San Sebastian should be on your radar. The tons and tons of pinxtos (Basque tapas) bars dotting Parte Vieja, the old town, always offer something different to try going from bar to bar sipping on txakoli, the local white slightly effervescent wine. Spread out to Bilbao, or Pamplona, or Vitoria as well to get a taste for how Northern Spain is. The whole north of Spain feels different than the rest of the country. If you're looking for quintessential Spain, then follow the rest of the advice and go south. But, Northern Spain deserves a look too.
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Segovia, central Spain, 1230 m asl, Csb Mediterranean with strong continental influence, 40º43 N
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But I am sorry to say you do not know
well Madrid,-Neither his crown historic of cities to 20 minutes of Center of Madrid Toledo or El escorial
or to 35 minute Segovia ,Avila or to 1h Salamanca.They are like neighborhoods or districts of Madrid
Yes, those cities are the most beautiful ones in central Spain.
In fact, I recommend everyone to go to El Espinar and to the nearby town of San Rafael which are two beautiful towns near the "Sierra de Guadarrama" mountains not so far away from Madrid. Just 60 km northwest of Madrid, 85 km northwest of Barajas Airport, 30 km south of Segovia, 25 km north of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and 40 km east of Avila, so it's easy to go from El Espinar and San rafael to all those places. The whole area of El Espinar and San Rafael have some lovely motels and hotels, plus there is a beautiful nature scenery by the huge pine forest we have here. The whole area is a biosphere reserve which is getting famous to see big birds as well.

For instance, a good way to do it is to find a hotel in El Espinar or San Rafael, then to go there with a car and stay seven days or so. Then the first day you can go to Segovia and go back at night to sleep, then the second day you can go to San Lorenzo de El Escorial, then the third day to Avila, then the fourth day to La Granja de San Ildefonso, then the five day to Madrid, and then the next two days you can stay in either El Espinar and San Rafael to enjoy the beautiful nature escenery.

I've seen cars from France, UK, Germany and The Netherlands within the last two years here, so the whole area is getting opened to foreign tourism.

The best time of the year to visit central Spain is from April to October, as winter months can be pretty chilly and even gloomy at times.
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:15 PM
 
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No one has mentioned Salamanca! I love it so much. I always start at Madrid - and YES I do spend 5 hours in the Prado, Reina Sofia- then I branch out to the south, northeast. Have not yet made it to Galicia. Hard to tear myself away from Madrid, Salamanca, Barcelona and Bilbao.

And...Burgos! It is the one place I have ever visited where I thought the people were the happiest I have EVER seen.

Toledo, Alcala de Henares, Avila, Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Segovia, Figueres, Chinchon...I even loved Rodrigo... I have wonderful memories of each and every place I have visited in Spain.

Wherever you go in Spain, you will be sure to make amazing memories that are unique to you, so you can't go wrong.
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Segovia, central Spain, 1230 m asl, Csb Mediterranean with strong continental influence, 40º43 N
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Madrid and Barcelona are the two largest cities and are worth visiting if you like urban life, museums, imperial history, etc. From Madrid you can do day trips to Toledo, Avila, El Escorial, Cuenca, and other major sites.
For someone who dislike crowded big cities it's much better to go to El Escorial, Guadarrama, El Espinar or San Rafael by either renting a car or by bus, and then make day trips to Avila, El Escorial, Segovia, La Granja, Manzanares El Real, Madrid, etc. In summer there are beautiful natural pool in rivers which are located among huge pine forest like Las Paneras near El Espinar or Las Berceas in Cercedilla. The only thing everyone must take into account is that fire is not allowed.
For those ones who like cold, snowy conditions, all those areas are colder than average for most Spanish cities.
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Old 02-28-2016, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Segovia, central Spain, 1230 m asl, Csb Mediterranean with strong continental influence, 40º43 N
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I've been to Marbella, Alicante and Barcelona and Marbella wins for me
Yes, those cities are really beautiful, but also crowded all the time as so many tourists go there.

Next time try elsewhere in Spain. Around Madrid there are beautiful towns and small villes among beautiful valleys with mountains, especially by the northwest side of Madrid.
It's just a great location for historical discovery by Segovia, La Granja de San Ildefonso, El Escorial, Ávila, and so on.
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:16 PM
 
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Spain has beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine, vibrant nightlife. It is one of Europe’s best places to plan a getaway. You can plan a bicycle tours to Spain, which is the best way to enjoy the beauty of Spain. It has warm, sunny weather perfect for bicycle touring.
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