Roadtrip from Madrid
Motorhome trip from Madrid
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Along the ever-vibing, fascinating Barcelona and Malaga, who would say no to explore the most exotic, yet authentic heart of Spain, Madrid?
HOW DO WE DESCRIBE MADRID?
Heavyweight cultural attractions, there is a host of smaller museums and palaces which can be almost as rewarding. Sports fans will inevitably be drawn to the Santiago Bernabéu, home to one of the most glamorous and successful clubs in world football, Real Madrid, while a scattering of parks and gardens provide a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
SEGOVIA (98 km)
Segovia is a picturesque old city with twisting alleyways, the highest concentration of Romanesque churches in all of Europe and pedestrian-only streets, all bordered by a medieval wall and two rivers. In 1985, this sleepy Castillan town was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. One of the main tourist attractions is Alcázar, a royal palace built sometime around the 11th century where Queen Isabel agreed to fund Christopher Columbus’ exploration of the New World. The picturesque palace is said to be Walt Disney’s inspiration for Cinderella's Castle. More importantly, while you’re in Segovia you must try their star dish – cochinillo asado – roasted suckling pig which is cooked so tender that it’s tradition for the waiters to slice it in front of you with the side of a plate.
Near Segovia (10 KM) is the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso.
TOLEDO (159km South)
Toledo also belongs to the UNESCO world heritage. It is a medieval city surrounded by the Tajo river. The breathtakingly beautiful city of Toledo lies to the south of Madrid and was Spain’s former capital. Although there are plenty of things to do here, nothing beats getting lost amidst Toledo’s tiny and windy streets. Toledo is well known for its mazapán (marzipan) and navajas (Swiss army and pocket knives), which can be found throughout the city. Immortalized by El Greco, who lived and worked here for most of his later career, the city is a living museum to the many cultures – Visigothic, Moorish, Jewish and Christian – which have shaped the destiny of Spain.
EL ESCORIAL (40 km North-West)
San Lorenzo del Escorial is an impressive royal palace built in the XVI century by the Austrias dynasty. It is a huge building with a very sober decoration, very different from the one of the Royal Palace of Madrid city.
Near El Escorial (10 Km) is El Valle de los Caidos, were the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco was buried.
ARANJUEZ (99.2 km)
South from Madrid, a little oasis at the confluence of the Tajo and Jarama rivers on the southern edge of the province of Madrid, where the eighteenth-century Bourbon rulers set up a spring and autumn retreat. The beauty of Aranjuez is its greenery – it’s easy to forget just how dry and dusty most of central Spain is until you come upon this town, with its lavish palaces and luxuriant gardens, which inspired the composer Joaquín Rodrigo to write the famous Concierto de Aranjuez. Famed for its summer strawberries (served with cream – fresas con nata – at roadside stalls) and asparagus, Aranjuez functions principally as a weekend escape from Madrid and most people come out for the day, or stop en route to or from Toledo.
ALCALA DE HENARES (80.4 km East)
Alcala De Henares is the town of one of the first Spanish universities. Also because of Cervantes.
AVILA (148 km)
There are plenty of reasons to go to Ávila. For example, the city is stunning (especially when it snows in winter), the cathedral transports you to ancient times and the old wall that still stands enclosing the city is simply amazing.
It also claims to be the Spanish city with the most amount of Romanesque and Gothic churches per capita. Plus it’s the birthplace of Spain’s national saint, Santa Teresa de Ávila.
BUITRAGO DEL LOZOYA (146 km)
An hour and a half away from the city, you will find this beautiful city surrounded by a wall that was built during the IX and XI centuries. Here, enjoy the breeze from the Lozoya River and the views of the Somosierra mountains. Find your spot in the plaza while drinking a beer and looking up at Buitrago de Lozoya’s Castle.
CERCEDILLA (85.1 km)
Pure nature. An hour from Madrid, this mountainous town is an incredible place for hiking, adventure activities and typical, no-frills kind of food.
In the summer, there’s also an amazing natural swimming pool, meaning a man made pool filled with natural running water from the mountain’s streams and rivers, so you can take a refreshing dip while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
If you’d like to go to Cercedilla but the idea of hiking scares you, there’s a train that travels around the Guadarrama mountains. The train is called “Tren de la naturaleza” and runs every Thursday and Friday from the beginning of July to the end of September.
CUENCA (239 km)
Less than two hours driving from Madrid, you’ll find the city of Cuenca, which is a “must-see” kind of place if you’re travelling around Spain. Cuenca was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and its Hanging Houses well deserve such honor.
These iconic houses from Cuenca were built in the 15th century and the best way to see them is from the bridge of San Pablo. Another city monument is the Cathedral of Cuenca, whose construction started in the 12th century.
Once you walk around the city and check out other important sites, you should also enjoy the city’s gastronomy. As in most parts of Spain, Cuenca has a passion for meat and a tender roast lamb is its specialty.
SAN LORENZO DEL ESCORIAL (225 km)
El Escorial is famous for its beautiful Monasterio which was built between 1563 and 1584. We recommend going inside the monastery, even though the entrance fee costs €10.
Once you’ve visited the monument, it’s absolutely necessary to take a walk around the charming little town. Grab a seat at a terraza and enjoy the pure air of the city’s mountains, known as la sierra de Madrid.