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    An Autumn City Break in Madrid

    by  • November 7, 2017 • Madrid

    Are you feeling that chill in the air? Just because it’s no longer sunny outside doesn’t mean you should put aside the holidays for another year. Madrid is a great choice all year round. Now the summer is over, it’s time for a different type of holiday. Autumn is great for travelling since it’s...

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    Take a Stroll In the Park

    by  • August 5, 2016 • City Breaks, Madrid, Munich, Nature

    Europe has some wonderful city parks which can be a life-saver on a hot summer’s day   A city break taken in the middle of summer can often be a rather hot and tiring experience.  It therefore makes a lot of sense to choose the destination very carefully if you want to make the...

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    Barcelona or Madrid, Spain’s top-flight football teams are as impressive as their short break credentials

    by  • April 13, 2016 • Barcelona, City Breaks, Madrid, Sport

    It’s an exciting night for football as four top teams compete for a semi-final place in the UEFA Champions League. Indeed, as I write this, two quarter-final matches are minutes away from kick-off, with sights firmly set on a semi-final place in the prestigious UEFA Champions League. Will Atlético Madrid defeat their arch rivals,...

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    Picasso in Paris, Málaga, Marseille, Barcelona and Buitrago del Lozoya?

    by  • March 3, 2016 • Art, Barcelona, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Madrid, Malaga, Marseille, Paris

    Indulge in some cultural cultivation on a city break in Malaga, Paris, Barcelona, Marseille and the outskirts of Madrid. Further to my recent blog rounding up the spring series of exhibitions in Paris, in which the Musée National Picasso Paris is about to launch its ‘Picasso. Sculptures’ temporary collection, I recently noticed another Picasso...

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    European Best Destinations 2016 – The Runners Up

    by  • February 20, 2016 • Athens, Brussels, City Breaks, Kotor, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Plovdiv, Prague, Rome, Vienna

    From Athens to the Azores, Europe’s Best Destinations are as varied as they are attractive. In my last blog, I talked about this year’s title winner of the fiercely-fought competition, European Best Destination, Croatia’s Zadar. Well, I thought I’d devote this blog to the runners up in the top 15. As you’d expect, there’s...

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    A February What’s On in Madrid

    by  • January 31, 2016 • Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Fashion, Food & Drink, Madrid, Sport

    From Cleopatra and Kandinsky to Titanic and Georges de la Tour, there’s plenty happening in Madrid this February. In my last blog I looked at easy excursions to undertake venturing outside of Madrid. This time around, I’m sticking with the Spanish capital, yet concentrating on events happening during the month of February, should you...

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    Meanders beyond Madrid

    by  • January 28, 2016 • City Breaks, Madrid, Multi Centre Breaks, Religious Sites, Segovia, Toledo

    Step outside the Spanish capital and you’ll discover a wealth of historic, cultural, religious and architectural treasures. It’s probably a fair assumption that most people planning a city break to Madrid won’t necessarily think to travel much outside the heart of the city centre, let alone outside the capital itself. Yet travel less than...

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