Day Trips

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Your trip to Madrid can be more comprehensive if you visit the area around the city. You will discover monuments, cities and landscapes that have been declared UNESCO World Heritage sites. Furthermore, each town offers a full agenda of events as well as a wide range of culinary offerings.  

Discover the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes and the old Universidad Complutense, a World Heritage City that is closely tied to the history of the Spanish language.

Visit the Palace and the Gardens of the Royal Site and Town of Aranjuez, a town close to Madrid which has historically been linked to royalty.

Discover the amazing walls and the cathedral of this Medieval city where Jews, Christians and Muslims used to live together.

Next time you come to Madrid, don’t miss the chance to visit the mosque in the most important city of Al-Andalus, Córdoba.

This city-come-landscape famous for its “Hanging Houses” is less than one hour from Madrid by train.

Visit one of the greatest architectural exponents of the Spanish Golden Age, a monumental complex devised by Philip II.

A 16th century palace, built on the site of a medieval castle in the north of Madrid, famed for its tapestries.

The monumental city, home to a centuries-old university, is in the World Heritage Site list.

Discover the spectacular aqueduct and enjoy the food of this World Heritage city.

Quickly reached from Madrid, Toledo shows how Jews, Muslims and Christians could live together in harmony.


Madrid is connected by rail to Spain's major towns and cities, as well as to Portugal and France.

Coach companies run daily bus services to Madrid from cities and towns across Spain, most European countries and from north Africa.

  • From one of the largest Royal Palaces in Europe to Real Madrid's stadium, discover the city's most popular sights and attractions.

    Madrid Top 10
  • Get around the city easily, quickly and economically with our tourist travel card which gives unlimited use of all public transport.

    Tourist Travel Pass
  • Abono Transporte Turístico Madrid


Make your way up to the observation deck for stunning views of the city.

Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.

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  • Check out online or download our monthly bilingual magazine, packed with events, useful information and a map of Madrid and its metro.

    esMADRIDmagazine June 2018
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