Spain is a country I always enjoying going back to due to it’s culture and in particular, its food and drinks!
September is a fantastic time to visit Spain as it’s still warm and has less crowds. I was travelling for 8 days and visited Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid and Toledo with my brother. It was super nice to get out of London’s gloomy weather and get some well needed sun!
It was my second time in Barcelona, however it’s always great coming back to this cosmopolitan city. We ate and drank our way through, saw beautiful architecture and views and my highlight was seeing a football match at Camp Nou – FC Barcelona vs SD Eibar. We stayed in El Born which is a artistic, creative area with lots of good bars and restaurants so it was a good place to base ourselves for 3 days.
We decided to stop by Zaragoza for a night from Barcelona to Madrid. As it’s such a small city, one day was more than enough. The city has a rich history of over 2,000 years and it was nice to stroll around and take it all in. We stayed in the Old Town so everything was walkable.
Again, it was my second time here and we stayed for around 2.5 days (excluding the day trip to Toledo). We didn’t stay near the centre near Plaza Major/Plaza Sol but instead stayed in Salamanca. It which was a super nice area and said to be one of Madrid’s most exclusive areas with high end shopping and restaurants, yet still close enough to the city centre. The weather was 30 degrees so really nice and warm! Another highlight was visiting the Wanda Metropolitano to see another football game – Atletico de Madrid vs Sevilla FC
Only a 30 minute train ride from Madrid, Toledo is an easy day trip to do. This historic and ancient town can get very touristy, however we escaped the crowds by walking to Mirador de Valle to get the views across the city and within the old town, it was nice to walk down the small alleyways and explore.