– TOLEDO:
Toledo is known as the “Imperial City” for having been the main venue of the court of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and as the “City of the Three Cultures” for the cultural influences of Christians, Muslims and Jews reflected in its history. It was also the capital of the ancient Visigothic kingdom of Hispania, which followed the fall of the Roman Empire, and the location of historic events such as the Visigothic Councils of Toledo. Toledo has a long history in the production of bladed weapons, which are now popular souvenirs of the city.

How to get there:

·         By train from Atocha Station (journey 33 min) with trains running approximately every hour. Price 20.30   return.

·         By bus from Plaza Eliptica Station (journey 50 min or 1h 25min depending on the root) with busses running every thirty minutes. Price 11   return.

– SEGOVIA:

Segovia is famous for its magnificent Roman aqueduct and for its cathedral, one of the last Gothic temples to be built in Europe. The old city contains a multitude of historic buildings both civil and religious, including a large number of buildings of Jewish origin, notably within the old Jewish Quarter.

How to get there:

·         By train from Atocha Station (journey 27min) with trains running approximately every fifteen minutes. Price from 20-38   return.

·         By bus from Moncloa Station (journey 1h 20 min) buses running every hour. Price 15   return.

– SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL:

El Escorial comprises two architectural complexes of great historical and cultural significance: the royal monastery itself and La Granjilla de La Fresneda, a royal hunting lodge and monastic retreat about five kilometres away. El Escorial was, at once, a monastery and a Spanish royal palace.

How to get there:

·         By train from Atocha Station (journey 1h 5min) with trains running approximately every hour. Price 11   return.

·         By bus from Moncloa Station (journey 55min) buses running every twenty minutes. Price 9   return.