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Excursions to the Middle Ages

Madrid Y Barcelona they are the two most important cities of Spain and as such, the visitor has a wide range of places of interest and leisure. They reflect in its architecture and urbanism the passage of history and, nevertheless, there is another aspect that should be highlighted, as is its respective geographical situation. This allows us to visit nearby places and that are chinks of a period, the Middle Ages, which both cities cannot offer the visitor.

MADRID

Ávila

Surrounded by medieval walls, this city is located approximately 120 kilometers from Madrid (Accommodation here) and is famous for the veal of the sierra. For any lover of meat, the t-bone steak is a gift. On the road to Ávila you will find el Escorial, palace built by Felipe II on the outskirts of Madrid.

Avila Wall

Toledo

Toledo is a magical city, in which history is breathed. For years, the seat of the Castilian court, it was an example of the coexistence of the three cultures that shared the Iberian peninsula in the Middle Ages, the Christian, Muslim and Jewish. Recurring theme in the work of El Greco, is located just over an hour from Madrid.

Toledo landscape

Basin

This city, famous for the hanging houses, is approximately 2 and a half hours from Madrid. Given its beauty, the city and its natural environment are well worth the effort. It is even worth not to return to Madrid at night and spend the night in one of the Cuenca hotels to return the next day to minimize the impact of the journey.

Cuenca landscape

BARCELONA

Girona

Just over an hour and a quarter by car from Barcelona (find accommodation in Barcelona) is Girona. The old houses are reflected in the river and fill the view with pastel colors. In recent years the reconstruction of the wall has been completed and it now surrounds the ancient city in what has been called the Passeig de la Muralla.

Girona

Castello d’Empuries

Beautiful medieval city about two hours from Barcelona and one from Girona, this city located on top of a hill is a great example of medieval urban architecture in northern Spain.

Castello d'Empuries

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