a must do daytrip from Madrid
22.05.2010 28 °C
There are a couple of towns to go to from Madrid. I have written previously about Alcalá de Henares and Aranjuez, but maybe the most travelled to town is Toledo, and with reason. The former capital of Spain is known as the city of the three religions, and has a long list of monuments to see.
The trip to Toledo is easy. The train takes you in 30 minutes from the Atocha train station to the station at Toledo. If you already choose your time to return to Madrid, you can save a few Euros by booking a return ticket. Besides the train you can also choose to go there by bus. From the busstation at Mendez Alvaro there are several busses that make the route in 1 hour.
Once in Toledo the first thing to do is to climb the hill on which the old city lies. The most beautiful way is to cross the Puente de Alcántara. If you arrive by train and walk to the historic centre take the road to the left instead of crossing the newer big bridge. If you want to take it easier you can use one of the escalators. There is one on the north side of the town, but on my last visit I also spotted one on the north-eastern part.
For the sights chech the Travel Guide of Toledo