ARANJUEZ. Two rivers converge at the heart of green Aranjuez, a getaway  for generations of Hapsburg and Bourbon royalty. Now it's the perfect place for the commoner "we" to stroll, past strawberries and asparagus, and through gardens of earthly delight. The stately Royal Palace (Palacio Real) easily warrants an excursion from  Madrid.

Two rivers converge at the heart of green Aranjuez, a getaway for generations of Hapsburg and Bourbon royalty.

Madrid, Spain - Calle Toledo, just South of Plaza Mayor

I strolled around these streets all the time when I lived in Madrid! Madrid, Spain - Calle Toledo, just South of Plaza Mayor

Almudena Cathedral,Madrid,Spain -- Madrid is another one of my favorite cities.

Almudena Cathedral, Madrid,Spain -- Madrid is another one of my favorite cities. Don't get me started on the amazing shopping there.

El oso y el madroño. MADRID.

Puerta del Sol in Madrid , streets radicate from it in all directions parts of the city.

60 Saniyede Madrid Turu | Neokur

60 Saniyede Madrid Turu

Plaza Mayor is a favorite place for all tourist both local and international to gather.

Puerta de Alcala iluminada (Madrid)

Spain, Madrid, Puerta de Alcalá illuminated at night by Domingo Leiva La Puerta de Alcalá is one of five former royal doors giving access to city of Madrid. Monumental gateway which is located next to Cibeles Fountain and Parque del Retiro.

View from the Canas Y Tapas restautant in Segovia, Spain. Great place to relax with a glass of wine and some tapa. Segovia is an easy day trip from Madrid that shouldn't be miss if you are planning a trip to Spain.

Segovia Spain - A Day Trip From Madrid You Can't Miss

*View from the Canas Y Tapas restaurant in Segovia, Spain. Great place to relax with a glass of wine and some tapas. Segovia is an easy day trip from Madrid that shouldn’t be miss if you are.

No city on earth is more alive than Madrid, a beguiling place whose sheer energy carries a simple message: this city really knows how to live.  Read more: www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/madrid#ixzz3Cpt5Fvsh  Madrid, Escaleras de la C/Segovia  by Saúl Tuñon Loureda

No city on earth is more alive than Madrid, a beguiling place whose sheer energy carries a simple message: this city really knows how to live.

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