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Written by Nishant Gurav on June 24, 2021 Share on

6 Best Day Trips To Take From Madrid

Madrid as we all know is one of the most famous cities across Europe. Mainly is due to their world famous football team, architectural style and history. Madrid really has something for everyone, you can actually spend weeks exploring what city has to offer. At the same time it is also recommended to step out of the city and explores the day trips from Madrid. From ancient cities to castles in Spain, there’s a different world out there left to explore, all you need is just to start your car.

Also read : 8 Things to do in Madrid

1. Segovia

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Driving Time : 1h 40m

If you are a fan of architecture and history, you have found your first stop. Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 50 A.D. and is well preserved marvel. As the history suggests Moors, Christians, and Jews coexisted for a long period of time in the medieval city and worked together. Get lost in this city just to find out an episode of the history.

Also read : 5 Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Visit in Spain


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2. Toledo

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Driving Time : 1h

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Toledo is beautiful ancient city to explore on foot. It is often called out as ‘City of Three Cultures’ as it is home to three communities Muslims, Christians and Jews. 13th century Toledo Cathedral is a must visit places in Spain. If you are an explorer be sure ti visit to Consuegra a small town famous for it’s postcard worthy windmills. It is only a 45mins drive from Toledo.

3. Avila

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Driving Time : 1h 20m

This city has a fairytale like walls all around the which give you a feeling of being in a giant castle. Once you cross the old roman bridge on Adaja river which will take you to the western outskirts of the city. There you will find Los Cuatro Postes, the four pillars which hold up a canopy surrounding a cross. There are other landmarks in the city to pay a visit such as Basilica of San Vicente, Convento de San José and the Palacio de Polentinos. This city totally has the power to transport you to a bygone ear.

4. Bilbao

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Driving Time : 3h 40m

However this city requires a longer drive as compared to other options but this road journey is not the one to miss out when in Spain. You can stop at a winery in La Rioja region, then continue north towards Bilbao. It is highly recommended to visit the Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry and the historic Plaza Nueva. The city is surrounded by lush green hills and breathtaking beaches. You can get a panoramic view of the city from Mount Artxanda.

City also offers mesmerising fine dining experience with Michelin-star eateries and family run restaurants which there for quite a long time offering the finest Basque cuisine.

Also read : Things to do in Bilbao

5. Ribera del Duero

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Driving Time : 2h

Most sought after wines in whole of Europe are produced in Spain. Maximum number of them come from this place. This is an ideal getaway for a couple who is looking to spend some romantic time looking at beautiful scenery with a glass of wine in hand. You can also find here awesome restaurants serving traditional Castilian food. f you are looking for cultural based food trip, this has to be on you travel list.

Also read : Shop at the trendiest places in Madrid

6. Las Rozas Village

Driving Time : 25m

Las Rozas Village is famous shopping outlet area out of Madrid. This place has over 100 boutique stores offering luxury brands. These stores cater to all kinds of audiences be it men, women and even children. Someone show has landed up in Madrid with a sole purpose of shopping this place is a paradise for them and definitely can’t miss out. In between your runs to various stores, one might get hungry. So this village has range of fine dining restaurants and eateries from where you can choose from. There’a also a facility of shuttle services from central Madrid which operate through out the day in intervals.

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