I drove through Spain on my way to Morocco, and I remember seeing Madrid, Granada, Cordoba and Toledo. But I don't really have any great recollections about the trip as I didn't keep a diary.
However my next trip is a bit more memorable! I was in the Netherlands on business and I took a long weekend to visit Spain (where else!) I caught the train to Paris, and then the sleeper train down to Madrid. The Spanish rail system is excellent, and soon after arriving in Madrid I was on a fast train to Seville.
Seville is a pretty city, and the old part is dominated by the cathedral whose bell tower is a converted minaret, which gives a clue to the city's Moorish past. The views from the top of the bell tower are excellent, and inside the cathedral itself is the tomb of Christopher Columbus.
Another speedy train journey took me to Cordoba to see the Mezquita (the main reason for my visit to Spain). A beautiful building that has seen a lot of history. It's a church now, but you can see it's roots as a mosque. The 1000's of double arches made of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite are what makes this building special to me.
My final stop was in Zaragoza, where I was to catch my flight home. It wasn't until I reached Zaragoza did I realise that I had visited there before on my first trip to Spain, almost every corner I turned I recognised something! This time I had a little more time to look around, and even made it inside some of the buildings.