Day trips Things to do


If you still harbour secret fantasies of meeting your prince, you could do worse than start in Segovia and the Palacio Real de La Granja de San Ildefonso.

El Escorial

Severe and austere, this is no Barbie fantasy palace, but it holds a wealth of cultural treasures, including a huge collection of art.


Often overlooked, even though some claim its superiority over Toledo in terms of picturesque, hilltop beauty.


Aficionados of the old master will find plenty of inspiration in El Greco’s hometown, but the World Heritage town is an attraction in itself.

Madrid Things to do - on a map

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