We begin our day in Madrid, the heart of Spain, intellectual and political center of a vast empire and Catholic monarchical from different trends.
From Madrid departed the orders of a fanatical Inquisition, the suppression of regional identities mainly Basque, Galician and Catalan, forced evangelization of the natives of the Americas and it is precisely this rich and controversial past that made Madrid what it is today.
During our tour we will visit some of the most visited museums in Spain with special emphasis on the Prado, Reina Sofia, Puertas del Sol which is famous for being the meeting point of the Madrileños, the Plaza Mayor in the heart of the city, Cibeles square considered one of the most beautiful in the world where is the Royal Palace official residence of the Kings of Spain.One of the great symbols of Madrid is the Puerta de Alcalá, its wonderful location next to the Bom Retiro Park.
The San Miguel market is one of the places where we will find people from all over the world and Spanish typical products as well as various locations around the world.
Real Madrid’s stadium where his museum is worth a visit for all those who love and appreciate football one of the most popular football clubs in the world.
In the morning we leave the city of Madrid towards the Sierra de Guadarrama to visit the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial that was commissioned by Philip II to commemorate the victory at the Battle of San chitin, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1984 inside the Monastery will visit its fabulous library and the Basilica of San Lorenzo.
Also in the county of San Lorenzo have the “Valley of the Fallen” which is a monument built between 1940 and 1958 by the order of Francisco Franco where buried Franco and 33,872 fighters Spanish civil war, highlighting the majestic basilica built on the excavated rock and Santa Cruz with about 150 meters high.
We follow then to Segovia, whose old Roman aqueduct city are UNESCO World Heritage Site, located between the rivers Eresma and Clamores Segovia is famous for aqueduct, numerous Romanesque churches, the Cathedral and Alcazar fortress make up a majestic landscape, especially the door entrance of the historic center and the Roman aqueduct located in Azoguejo court.
This jewel of engineering and built under imperial Rome carries water to the upper town about 15 km away.
Its 163 arches and almost 29 meters high at its highest point are supported by blocks of stone from the Sierra de Guadarrama without mortar, lead or any other material.
Finally visited Avila which is a city founded by the Romans, this was under Muslim domination between centuries VIII and XI and after the reconquest in 1090 began the construction of the monumental wall that surrounds the whole city.
The interior of the walled city of 2.5 Kms with 88 towers and 9 semicircular gates is very well preserved and rich in monuments especially religious nature of which stands the Gothic Cathedral of the Saviour built in the same period of the wall.
Avila is also known for one of its most famous inhabitants name St. Teresa of Jesus founder of the order of Carmelites, religious also known as St. Teresa of Avila whose tomb is in the convent of St. Joseph.
In the morning we leave the city of Madrid towards Toledo which is one of the Spanish cities of greatest wealth in monuments.
Toledo is known as the city of three cultures due to the fact that for centuries Christians, Arabs and Jews shared the walls of the inner city, the city preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues, this great diversity of artistic styles makes the old part of the capital and an outdoor museum which led to its declaration as a World Heritage Site.
During our tour an emphasis on some of the most important monuments of the city such as Toledo Alcázar now houses the Library and Army museum in the historic district the New Gate of Bisagra which serves as a gateway to the historic center of the city, main city square that is Zocodover, the cathedral of Toledo which measures an impressive 120 meters, the churches of Saint Thomas, Santiago del Arrabal and San Salvador and Puerta del sol. Also noteworthy was the synagogues of Santa Maria la Blanca and Transito.
Before returning to Madrid we will make a visit to the city of Aranjuez where we will visit its royal palace.
The origins of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez dates back to the reign of Philip II, was this king who had built in 1561 and the definitive plans designed by Juan Bautista de Toledo, the architect of El Escorial, when Toledo died in 1567 his disciple Juan de Herrera was commissioned to finish the work.
Day 1 – Madrid
Day 2 – Madrid – Escorial – Segovia – Avila – Madrid
Day 3 – Madrid – Toledo – Aranjuez – Madrid
Day 1: Madrid – Gran Via – São Miguel Mercado – Retiro Park – Plaza Mayor – Puertas del Sol – Royal Palace – Praza Cibeles – Puerta de Alcalá – Calle de Alcalá – Prado Museum – Plaza de Toros Las Ventas – Statue bear and Arbutus – Bernabéu Stadium – and other places – Madrid – Hotel.
Day 2: Madrid – Hotel – Madrid – Escorial Monument – Valley of the Fallen – Segovia – Aqueduct of Segovia – Alcazar of Segovia – Segovia Cathedral – Plaza Mayor – Jewish Quarter – Calle Juan Bravo – Avila – Plaza del Grande Market – Cathedral Avila – Walls of Avila – Cuetro Postes – Madrid – Hotel – Madrid
Day 3: Madrid – Hotel – Madrid – Alcazer Toledo – Puerta de Bisagra – Historical center – Plaza Zocodover – Puerta del Sol – Toledo Cathedral – Church of St. Thomas – Church of Santiago de Arrabal – Church of San Salvador – Puerta’s Sol – Juan de los Reyes Monastery – Paseo de San Cristobal – Puente de San Martin – Maria la Blanca Synagogue – Synagogue of Transito – Aranjuez – Royal Palace of Aranjuez – Madrid – Hotel
1st Night – Madrid
2nd Night – Madrid
3rd Night-Madrid / Lisbon / Barcelona
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