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2 days around Madrid


I will be in Madrid with my 14 years old son in the end of March for 4 days.

Look for 2 more days around the city, prefer Nature Parks , outdoor attractions .....

I'll have a car

Does anyone know beautiful places ( no more then 3 hr of driving)



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1. Re: 2 days around Madrid

Why would anyone drive a car in or around Madrid when the public transport is so great?

Take high-speed rail AVE to Toledo or Segovia although a 14 year old would love Segovia with its castle, cathedral and 2000 year old aqueduct as well as a great meal of roast lamb. Toledo offers more history with historic synagogues, mosque, and cathedral. Also an alcazar (fortress)

Also, Real Madrid self-guided stadium tour is a hit...accessible by subway or bus. (Read first item on Top Questions on right side of page.. "How can I buy RENFE tickets..."

Look at this link for important landmarks that can be seen in two days. If you need more explanation of each, go to Top Questions on right hand side of page and scroll down to "Sights" and the question "What are the best sights".


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You might also try La Pedriza since you are a nature lover. My son and husband loved spending time there hiking and exploring. More info here:http://www.madrid.org/cs/Satellite?pagename=PortalJoven%2FPage%2FJUVE_listado&language=es&cid=1155285596947

Segovia is another good choice because of the Alcazar. The route down to it is also sort of a nature walk type thing.

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One disadvantage of a car in Madrid is the high costs of hotel parking, which may reach 25 euros a day.

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