A fairy tale castle route in Badajoz

Winter in Extremadura

This winter, let’s head south to the Spanish region of Extremadura where we will be able to explore the areas of Tentudia and Sierra Suroeste. These landscapes will transport us to the times of Knights Templar, Arab legends and endless battles . This land is marked by hills and meadows of oaks, the silent witnesses during centuries of military conflicts between Muslims and Christians. This is the reason why we can still run into citadels and fortresses today that help us imagine the kind of life the inhabitants of this region lived for centuries . This is a route to feel like a real medieval knight!

Thessaloniki, the place where East meets West

Greek city

The Greek city of Salonica or Thessaloniki, the place where East meets West, has always been a meeting point of civilizations. The capital city of the Macedonian region, located by the Thermaic Gulf, is a perfect blend of modernity (it is the center of university life and the second city in importance and population in Greece) and a turbulent history. You will be able to see it on its streets and tavern-filled squares if you pay enough attention.

Beyond the capital: the most beautiful villages in Madrid

Beyond the capital, but also beyond the well known villages of Alcala de Henares, Aranjuez and San Lorenzo del Escorial. The Madrid area has charming villages, scattered in a natural environment full of mountains, plateaus and river basins: Madrid treasures villages with splendid buildings, town squares full of historical heritage, and monumental streets. You just need to drive a few kilometers to enjoy a fantastic day trip, a weekend getaway, or a short holiday. Heritage, history, gastronomy, leisure, nature, relaxation and much more in the 801 localities (179 municipalities) that make up the Madrid region. We have selected five for our list, the most beautiful villages in Madrid, you shouldn’t miss these out.