Spain

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SPAIN | We recently did a road trip through Northern Spain, driving from Madrid to Bilbao, through Castille and Leon and Basque Country. We’ve split this guide into several posts which you can use to guide you when planning your own Spanish road trip. The City Lane hit the camino (“road”) in Madrid,

48 hours in madrid

MADRID | Madrid is a city that we’ve been to many times, with our most recent visiting forming part of a road trip through Spain. We started our road trip in Madrid, landing at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas early in the afternoon. Whether you use a taxi, the Airport Express bus or the

bilbao spain

BILBAO | Bilbao, an industrial city in Spain, has experienced significant regeneration since the Frank Gehry designed Bilbao Guggenheim opened in 1997. Bilbao may not have the physical beauty of may of Spain’s other other cities, but we can imagine it is probably an excellent place to live with excellent public transportation and

best pintxos san sebastian

SAN SEBASTIAN | From beautiful beaches and stunning vistas, to pintxos and other exciting gastronomic delights, San Sebastian has a lot to offer. Donastia, as San Sebastian is known in Basque, has a rich gastronomic tradition which attracts visitors from all over the world. San Sebastian has also been designated

la rioja wineries

LA RIOJA | At The City Lane we’ve always been big fans of Spanish wines. In particular, we have long enjoyed wine from Spain’s largest demarcated wine region, La Rioja. We decided we had to go straight to the source to experience this impressive wine first hand. The origin of

historic segovia

SEGOVIA | Located just over an hour’s drive or two or train ride from Madrid is the small city of Segovia, a perfect spot for a day trip out of Madrid or on a road trip through Spain. If you drive to Segovia, make sure you make a stop at El Escorial Monastery

Quesos de España aka Cheese From Spain

MELBOURNE | When I think about countries that produce cheese, Spain does not come to mind. I automatically think of blue cheese and washed rinds from France, Mozzarella and Parmesan from Italy, bold cheddar from the United States and Australian feta and goats cheeses. I spent a little time thinking

madrid food blog

Madrid is one of my favourite cities in the world. There are so many things that attract me to the city. The casual vibe, friendly, genuine people, vibrant nightlife, great weather, beautiful parks and brilliant public transport all combine to make Madrid a wonderful destination. One of the most appealing

Madrid is one of my favourite European cities. When I first visited in 2009, I had no idea what to expect but enjoyed the city so much that I went back again in 2010 and once again in 2011. It has a very different vibe to Barcelona, which is a