excursions

Excursion included in: Malaga 1

Madrid

As Spain's cosmopolitan capital city, Madrid continually captures the hearts of its visitors with world-famous museums, historic buildings and lively plazas. The Museo del Prado and the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia exhibit Spanish and European artwork ranging from the 12th to the 20th centuries. The Palacio Real, considered one of the finest palaces in Europe, stands as a symbol of the monarchy and the power of the former Spanish empire while the Puerta del Sol and the Plaza Mayor simultaneously embody the spirit of old Madrid and the modern nation.

Excursion included in: Malaga 1

Toledo

As Spain's first capital, Toledo is saturated with history. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986, this is the city that inspired Renaissance painter El Greco in the 16th century. Since then it has remained largely unchanged in its blend of Arabic, Jewish, Christian and Visigothic elements. Toledo is famous for its splendid Cathedral, which houses several of El Greco’s paintings along with many other art treasures.

Excursion included in: Malaga 1

Granada

Granada was the last Muslim kingdom to be recaptured by Spain’s Catholic monarchs in 1492, and its symbolic importance in the creation of modern Spain has made it a familiar name to historians and tourists alike. Today, the city is full of travelers on a quest to rediscover the parallels of the Moorish occupation and ‘New’ Spain. Take a stroll through the winding medina of the Albacin neighborhood, stop to relax in the authentic Arabic baths, and then visit the magnificent grounds of the Alhambra, Granada’s famous Moorish fortress and centerpiece.