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Wandering Around Madrid

Updated: May 18, 2021

Like grown-up kids, mature and blooming, they rebelliously turn away.

And They Rebelliously Looked Away

Parks inside Madrid are not the only places begging for escape and surroundings of Madrid have a plenty to offer.

Each of these places is beautiful in its own season and some are always great.

1. Segovia

North-west from Madrid. Before I moved to Spain, Segovia was the first town in vicinity of Madrid that I graced with my visit. The biggest attraction and a symbol of the city is, without a doubt, a huge Roman aqueduct, stretching across the old town. It leaves me pondering how such a construction survived throughout many hundreds of years. Ars longa, vita brevis.

Segovia Aqueduct

Besides the aqueduct, one can visit the castle and get to the top of its tower. A nice panoramic view opens from there, with Segovia cathedral being among the sites.

Autumn months like September and October are probably a better time to visit the castle for photography enthusiasts due to earlier sunsets. It's also a good time for melancholic Radiohead music and seeking your perfect road curves.

In And Out Of Segovia

Overall, Segovia gives a cozy feeling and I craved to stay longer in the town. This may be a good reason to come back.

2. Toledo

South from Madrid. Toledo is one of those cities that will also make you want to come back. And understandably why. There are 3 great points with a breathtaking view: Mirador del Valle, Mirador de Toledo and Parador terrace. The latter one is a restaurant in the hotel. My choice from the latest visit was to stick around the Mirador del Valle and Mirador de Toledo in order to move freely with my camera equipment.

Alcazar de Toledo

There are many different angles and perspectives to be chosen for capturing the beauty of the city from these places, starting from tender golden hour and ending with an ambient blue hour.

Toledo in Golden Light

It can also have its charm in the winter with cold moody tones.

Winter Toledo

Besides being a beautiful city, Toledo also leaves a very welcoming and cozy impression.

Needless to say how many times I love to come back. :)

3. Brihuega

Summer! North-east from Madrid. The biggest reasons to visit Brihuega in the months of July and August are blooming fields of lavender and sunflowers and you would not be the only person thinking this way. It's a popular tourist attraction in lavender season, as well as a beloved photo shooting location, so be prepared to see a lot of other visitors.

Last Light Over Lavender Field

While in the middle of July all space belongs to lavender, in the beginning of August you can face both, lavender and sunflowers at the same time.

Shared Space

If lavender and sunflowers together is too much for you, you can feel the bliss in the field of yellow.

And It All Was Yellow

In other words, lots of colourful explosion!