Day Trips

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Top off your visit to Madrid with a one or two-day trip to any of the wonderful places that surround Madrid, from UNESCO World Heritage Sites to charming villages and magnificent palaces.  


UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Discover the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes and the old Universidad Complutense, a World Heritage Town 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The only beech forest of the Madrid Community, Biosphere Reserve and the Unesco Natural World Heritage Site can be visited all year thanks to the guided tours led by the experts.

Other places worth visiting

Past the banks of the river Lozoya, stout walls rise to protect the Medieval town of this enchanting village.

French formal gardens, monumental fountains, glass factories, beautiful landscapes and delicious judiones beans. There’s much more to La Granja than just its palace.

A time-honoured Plaza Mayor, a tower without a church and a church without a tower, an anisette festival and the best of Castilian cuisine await visitors to this charming town.

A 500-year-old royal town with lots of tourist attractions and interesting cultural events, just 30km away from Madrid.


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.

  • Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and Real Madrid's stadium. 

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

    Tourist Travel Pass
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Make your way up to the observation deck for some stunning views.

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

Discover the plans that will make you fall in love.

  • Don’t miss the weekly Changing of the Guard (held every Weds and Sat) and the Solemn Change, which takes place on the first Wednesday of each month (Next edition - to be confirmed: 4 March).

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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 February 2020
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  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place in Madrid and start planning your next visit!

    Madrid Events Calendar
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