Well, so are we, but don’t worry because we have found some quiet, beautiful, beaches only 20-30 minutes away. We decided to share these secret spots of ours below. So, here it is, our top 3 beaches just a hop, skip, and jump away.  1. Badalona Just a 20 minute ride on the train you…

Many tourists mistake this building for the Royal Palace because of how grand it is. The 20th century Art Deco architecture was originally built to become the central post office, (probably the most fancy post office you’ll ever see!) but nowadays is used as the city hall. It is the 2nd biggest building in the…

  In this nice little square, some brave Spanish soldiers and citizens fought Napoleon’s invading troops on May 2, 1808. Back then, a rebellion of the Spanish against the French began to spread all over the city, and hundreds of people died fighting. The famous painting called “The charge of the Mamelukes”, by Goya, (see…

The expression “Agua Va” comes from medieval times, before the days of toilets and proper house water systems. In those days, the general population did their business in buckets or chamber pots, and every morning they would throw their waste out onto the street. This could be through the front door, or even from their…

Fun fact: the shortest, tiniest street in Madrid is called… Madrid Street! Every single building in Plaza de la Villa is made of stone and brick. These houses used to be owned by the richest people in the city, and when I say the city, I mean the capital of Spain, so the richest people in the…

Gran Vía is probably the most famous street in Madrid. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, the whole street was rebuilt. The Metropolis building (see photo) with gold on the top (which by the way, is real gold), and also the Rolex building have Parisian architectural features. The reason…