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The Inside and Outside Beauty of Cibeles Palace

Cibeles Palace in Madrid is a lovely, neo-classical structure to admire when you’re from afar. In the afternoon, when the sun is setting, the facade is bathe in shimmering gold. From dawn to dusk, the palace is a thing of beauty in Madrid’s downtown core. Every time I passed by here

Madrid Sunset from Terrazas Circulo Las Bellas Artes

You can view Madrid sunset from the terrazas Circulo Las Bellas Artes. But let me say that this is not really the highest place to watch sunset in the city. The building isn’t really tall enough to see the city’s panoramic view. With an open bar and comfortable mattresses to

Chocolateria de San Gines – Where Churros Taste Good

Google a place on where to eat churros in Madrid and there’s one that stands out: Chocolateria de San Gines. It’s in an alley so it would be a bit difficult to find. But if you ask the locals around Puerta del Sol, they know where it is. It’s a cafe

Botin Restaurant – The Oldest in the World

Botin Restaurant in Madrid is touted as the “Oldest Restaurant in the World.” Such prestige is confirmed and awarded by the Guinness World of Record. The restaurant has been serving food since 1725! Yeah, 9 more years and the restaurant will be celebrating its existence for 300 years! Wow, right?

The Hideout of the Robinhood of Madrid

The former hideout of the Robinhood of Madrid is now a restaurant – Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas. It’s right off the corner of Plaza Mayor under the arch where it was once called the “Arch of Knives.”  It is believed that after his thieving acts, Luis Candelas would hide

Plaza de España at Night Literally Takes My Breath Away

Plaza de España at night is enchanting. If this Renaissance-Moorish architecture impresses you during the day, you’ve got to see it at night. It turned into a magical place where it literally took my breath away. It’s the perfect place for a date, too, especially when the moon is shining.

Plaza de España – A Timeless Square in Sevilla

Plaza de España in Sevilla is a beautiful, timeless square that no tourists or visitors would dare skip seeing. It’s not just a sight to behold but also an architectural wonder that speaks volumes of the city’s past glory. These photos will prove that Plaza de Espana is a must-see

The Palace of San Telmo in Sevilla

The Palace of San Telmo is a unique, baroque-style building in the heart of Sevilla. You can’t resist stopping outside for its red walls and richly decorated facade. The portal itself is a work of art that took three generations (in 70 years) to complete. The Palace of San Telmo

Time Stands Still at Seville Real Alcazar

Seville Real Alcazar will never fail to enchant you. The palace is magnificent, from its roof to the walls to the ground and to the gardens. The tile works, the designs, and the architectural delicateness of arches and carvings will blow your mind away. The rooms are even more stunning

The Interior Design of Real Alcazar in Sevilla

The interior design of Real Alcazar in Sevilla is stunningly gorgeous! Located in the city’s heart, the palace is not to be missed. The interior design of the palace is a true testament to the rich history and cultural influences that have shaped the region. From the intricate carvings and

Oasis Backpackers Palace Hostel Sevilla is the Best in the World

I do not doubt that Oasis Backpackers Palace Hostel Sevilla is the best hostel in the world. I might exaggerate a bit, but I couldn’t imagine a better hostel than this. With high ceilings and towering columns, the hostel is like no other I’ve stayed in. Upon arrival, it felt

Inside Catedral de Sevilla – The World’s Largest Gothic Cathedral

Catedral de Sevilla boggles the mind. Not only incredibly huge but also unbelievably magnificent inside! It’s the most stunning cathedral I’ve ever been to so far. Everything is incredibly gorgeous, from the dome ceilings to the columns and marble floors! I honestly had goosebumps as soon as I got in

The Intense Passion of Flamenco

Do not miss a theatre performance of flamenco when visiting Sevilla. It is a must thing to do for every tourist, passerby, and sojourner in this southern city in Spain. You can catch a show in some restaurants and small theatres throughout the city. The bigger the theatre is, the more expensive the

The City of Sevilla – View from La Giralda

From Tangier in Morocco, I took a fast ferry all the way to Tarifa in the southernmost part of Spain. It took 30 minutes, and the ferry ride was comfortable and clean. My ferry ticket includes a bus ride from Tarifa to the bus station in Algeciras. From there, I

Madrid Sunset from Circulo de Bellas Artes

There’s only one place where you can see Madrid sunset while overlooking the city’s golden panorama – at Cirulo de Bellas Artes. From the top, you can almost touch the winged angel standing on top of a dome. There’s also a resto-bar on the rooftop, so it would be a
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