Medieval Train to Sigüenza

  • Tren medieval a Sigüenza
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In addition to an extensive rail network, Madrid also offers a special Medieval Train service that not only transports you to the enchanting city of Sigüenza but also sends you on a journey through time to the Middle Ages of the troubadours.

All Aboard!

Once you step onto the train, don’t be surprised if you lose all sense of time and direction. During the ride from Madrid Chamartín to Sigüenza, which takes just an hour and twenty minutes, you’ll be accompanied by jolly troubadours and heroic knights who use music and theatre to tell you about the history of the villages and towns that you pass by on your trip. And make sure your breakfast isn’t too big that morning because you’ll want to leave some space for the delicious sweets and pastries that are served on the train!

Next stop: Sigüenza

Once you arrive, you will be given a guided tour of Sigüenza's main landmarks, including Plaza Mayor, Romanesque churches, Plaza del Doncel, the castle's Patio de Armas and the medieval city itself. You will have around 8 hours till your return train, giving you enough time to get to know the city and try some traditional fare such as migas (fried breadcrumbs with minced meat and vegetables), sopa castellana (Castilian garlic soup), asado de cabrito (roast kid goat), and Yemas del Doncel (a dessert made from sweetened egg yolk). And be sure to keep an eye out, because a lot of restaurants offer 10% discounts on their à la carte menu if you show them your Medieval Train ticket. After lunch, there will be time to stroll around the city at your leisure and discover other landmarks like the Cathedral, before boarding the train and heading back to Madrid. 

- 2023 Dates: 

  • April: 15 and 22
  • May: 4 and 20
  • September: 9 and 28
  • November: 4 and 11

- 2023 Times:

  • Departure from Madrid Chamartín - Clara Campoamor: 10am – Alcalá de Henares: 10:29am – Guadalajara: 10:48am – Arrival at Sigüenza: 11:37am.
  • Departure from Sigüenza: 7:45pm – Guadalajara 8:36pm – Alcalá de Henares: 8:56pm– Arrival at Madrid Chamartín - Clara Campoamor: 9:29pm.

- 2023 Prices*:

  • Adults: €45
  • Children (4-13 years): €20
  • Children under 4 who don't take up a seat: free

*The ticket includes: return journey with entertainment and tastings on board the train, a guided tour of Sigüenza, 10% discount in certain restaurants upon showing your Medieval Train ticket, the chance to win different prizes in raffles (a night for two in a hotel in Sigüenza, a hiking route for two accompanied by a professional guide, a hamper composed of bio products made from spelt and three wineskins).

More information and ticket sales:

  • Tourism of Sigüenza (in Spanish)

  • Brochure (in Spanish)

  • Tickets can be purchased at train stations that offer advance booking services, by phone (912 320 320​), at travel agents and online.

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