We saw the subject towns either as side trips from San Sebastián or as stops between San Sebastián and Seville. Following are some of our favorite pictures from these towns.
The Guggenheim Museum has put Bilbao on the map. In addition, like every other Spanish city we have seen, it has an old town with crooked narrow streets, churches, and plazas.
Known for the annual Running of the Bulls. They were erecting barriers and sprucing up the city to prepare for the event when we were there.
Toledo was perhaps our favorite side trip. It is located on top of a hill in the bend of a river. Much of its walls are intact. You could spend a lot of time exploring the narrow streets of the old town.
Madrid was Susan’s least favorite stop. It is a big city and we spent all our time in the old town section. The highlights were the Prada museum and the Royal Palace. We actually liked the interior of the Royal Palace better than Versailles because it was far less crowded.
The must see sight in a Granada is the Alhambra Palace. It is considered Spain’s best example of Islamic architecture. It fell into disrepair and was brought back to the attention of the world by Washington Irving. It has been refurbished and is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions.