History Hiker

There are moments during travel when you find yourself completely alone.  This is exactly what happened to me during my visit to Trujillo, Spain.  I awoke early in the morning after...

During my recent trip to Dublin, I was able to visit Dublin Castle.  The castle looks more like a palace, however it was originally built in 1204 as a fortification for...

The Aljaferia Palace was a pleasant and culturally enriching experience during my most recent visit to Zaragoza, Spain.  I had been to Zaragoza a few years ago, but I did not...

My goal in this post is to cover some of the main attractions in and around Castel Sant’Angelo.  The castle is a very large complex with several towers, rooms, and monuments...

  The Royal Palace Like El Escorial, the Royal Palace of Aranjuez was commissioned by King Philip II.  Many additions to the palace were made over the centuries and it still...