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The 10 best getaways near Madrid

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This list of best getaways near Madrid It will help you complete this trip to the capital of Spain and make the most of your time.
After making all the tourist visits of the city, if you still have time, we recommend you take the high-speed train or the bus and visit some of the most beautiful cities and landscapes around Madrid.
In addition to arriving by public transport to all these places, you have the option of renting a car or Book day trips from Madrid with a guide in Spanish, which will allow you to know better the history of each corner.

Based on the numerous times we have been in the capital and the surrounding cities, being the last one during which we wrote this guide on what to do in Madrid in 4 days, we have made this list of best excursions near Madrid. We start!

1. Toledo

The medieval city of Toledo, one of the best preserved in Europe, is one of the most essential places to visit near Madrid where you can stroll through its historic center enjoying architectural elements belonging to 3 completely different religious communities, which lived peacefully for centuries.
To plan a route through the old town and not miss anything important we advise you to follow this Toledo guide in one day and complete this list of places to visit in Toledo essential.
The best way to go from Madrid to Toledo is on the AVANT high-speed train that leaves from Atocha Station and takes you to this medieval city in 30 minutes for 14 euros.
Another cheaper option is to take a bus at the Elliptical Plaza station that will leave you in Toledo in 50 minutes for 5.5 euros.
You can see the schedules and book tickets for all routes and cities on this page.
If you prefer comfort and get to know the history of the city better, we recommend you book one of these day trips from Madrid with a guide in Spanish:


2. Segovia

The city of Segovia, a World Heritage Site and with several architectural jewels, is another of the best getaways near Madrid what can you do.
This walled city falls in love at first sight with its spectacular Roman aqueduct, the story castle of the Alcazar and the magnificent Cathedral, among many other places.
To not miss any of these wonders and other charming corners of the city you can follow this guide of Segovia in one day and this list of places to visit in Segovia.
The best way to go from Madrid to Segovia is to take the AVANT high-speed train at the Chamartín Station that will take you in less than 30 minutes for 14 euros.
Another cheaper option is to take a bus at the Moncloa Exchanger that takes 80 minutes and costs 4 euros.
Once at the Segovia Guiomar station you have to take the local bus 11 that leaves you in front of the aqueduct in 15 minutes.
You can see the schedules and book tickets for all routes and cities on this page

To know the history and curiosities of Segovia you have these excursions from Madrid with a guide in Spanish:

Palacio de Aranjuez, one of the best excursions near Madrid

10. Puy du Fou

The latest proposal of day trips from Madrid is to attend the impressive night show «Toledo's dream».
During the 70 minutes of the show you will relive 1,500 years of Spanish history and culture with an audiovisual montage that will leave you speechless through this show, considered the largest in the country, with a large number of riders and actors, which began on August 30, 2019 and is carried out by the French company Puy du Fou.
To get to Puy du Fou, located near Toledo, you can take a bus from Toledo or book this excursion that leaves from the bus station of the Temple of Debod in Madrid and is one of the best getaways near Madrid.

Map of excursions near Madrid

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