10 Tips to Survive your First Stay at a Hostel

Hotels are a staple in backpacking culture. They’re cheap (usually), they’re often centrally located and they’re a great resource for meeting new people during your travels! Of course, travelling can’t always be picture perfect and it’s important to be as…

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Burgos

5 Places to Visit in Burgos

Burgos is the capital of the province of Burgos in the autonomous community of Castile and Leon. Historically, it was a bishopric and a capital of Castile. It is also known as the city that defined the Burgos laws in…

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Toledo

10 Things to Do in Toledo: The City of Three Cultures

Toledo is the true ambassador of medieval globalisation. It was a city which housed otherwise three conflicting religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism. The mixture of those created something unique, a place where the harmony is found in differences. This was just…

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Spain’s Most Popular Sports

If you move to Madrid, you’ll see that the Spaniards take their sports very seriously. From football, to padel, to cycling, there’s a sport for every athlete to enjoy here in Spain. Here at Citylife Madrid, we offer several different…

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9 Medieval Castles in & around Madrid!

Spain has some of the richest medieval history in all of Europe. The country has been home to several empires, kingdoms and conquests. The fingerprints of these stages in the countries history can been seen everywhere you look. The province…

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Spanish World Heritage Sites – Al-Andalus!

A lot of people don’t realize it, but Spain was once a frontier where the powerful and rich Moorish people conquered. After defeating the Romans and taking their cities, the Arabs built an entire Empire commonly known as Al-Andalus, which…

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Exploring Almería

During the Islamic reign in Al-Andalus, Almería served as one of the biggest defensive systems to the region. With a strategic location to defend, protect, and ward off others, the port of Almería kept the empire safe and flourishing. With…

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Exploring Málaga

With traces of its first inhabitants being over 2,800 years old, Málaga is on the list of one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. From Phoenician, Roman, Germanic, Visigothic, and Arab rules, this region has experienced a…

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Exploring Córdoba

Our exploration into the once Islamic Empire of Al-Andalus must begin with its most important city, Córdoba. As the capital of the region during the 8th century, this city quickly flourished from its economical and agricultural infrastructure. With such accrued…

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