day trips from Madrid

Day Trips from Madrid – 10 Recommendations

Visiting Madrid? Make sure to plan a day trip or two to experience the beautiful towns and landscapes of Madrid and Castile. Here at Totally Spain, we’ve been planning excursions since we set up in the year 2000 and would love to recommend the best locations for you and your group or family. Don’t want to drive and can’t take the train? Pro-tip: If you book your trip with us, we can organise a private driver to collect you from your hotel and whisk you off on a few of these excursions in style and comfort. There are an abundance of great day trips from Madrid to enjoy and here are our Top 10.

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Totally Spain’s Guide to Significant Jewish Heritage Sights in Portugal

We’ve written recently about Spain’s Jewish heritage and today we’d like to highlight some of the more significant Jewish sights in Portugal where you can step back in time and get a sense of how this vibrant community lived and worked. We start in the capital, Lisbon, and tour nine locations before finishing up in Porto. We know that there are many many more significant sights – we’ve been organising Jewish heritage trips throughout our 15 years in business and together with our experienced local guides have put together many highly personalised packages. Here is just one example of the type of trips we programme in Portugal…

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Jewish Heritage Sights in Spain

Here at Totally Spain, we have organised numerous custom trips for travelers interested in the history of the Jewish community in Spain & Portugal. In the company of one of our knowledgeable guides, it really is possible to peel back the layers and the centuries to find Jewish street names, Jewish architecture, the old Juderias or Jewish neighbourhoods, former synagogues and Jewish places of businesses that give a sense of how the Sephardi community lived, worked and worshipped before eviction from Spain in 1492.

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Driving Routes in Spain – 12 Road Trips

Nothing says holidays more than a car, a suitcase, sunglasses, and the open road. And here in Spain, we have a wonderful road infrastructure including shiny new three-lane highways that get you out of the cities plus plenty of those romantic rural roads that snake around the mountain ridges and coastal cliffs when you want them too. We know these driving routes in Spain because we are a Spain-based travel agent. Here at Totally Spain we have been designing itineraries in Spain since 2000 and we love the open road as much as you do!

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International Sephardi Music Festival in Cordoba in June 2014

Held in the wonderful Botanic Gardens of Cordoba, this is the 13th International Sephardi music festival in Spain that showcases the different traditions of Sephardic culture. This year’s programme of events includes concerts by Spanish and international artists, seminars, wine-tasting, cooking demonstrations, dance workshops, a children’s storytime and a documentary screening. You can check out What’s on When in the  Sephardi Music Festival Cordoba 2014 program. It’s in Spanish so feel free to contact us if you’d like us to help you understand any aspects of the event.

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