Toledo: Day Trip from Madrid

If you are looking to explore outside of Madrid, Toledo is a great city  for a quick day trip.

Picking Toledo wasn’t a random choice.  It was a familiar name thanks to my earliest memories of the Spanish novel, Don Quixote. Fortunately, the town was only thirty minutes away from Madrid by train and if you have a Spain Rail Pass, all you need to do is buy your seat reservation. (Cost is 20 euros for round trip)

Toledo Train Station

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The old city is located on top of a mountain overlooking the river, historical sites and the city center. You can either take the taxi or walk up the hill.

Here are some of the snaps I took while walking around the city:

Puente de San Martin (St. Martin’s Bridge)

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The Mountains

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The Targus River

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The Alcázar

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City Center

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The Cathedral

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Toledo is visually stunning as well as historical. It is especially perfect for history buffs and photographers. If you are looking for a good day trip from Madrid, consider going to Toledo!

Next: A Sip of Old Seville

Jen is a Chicago-based traveler and a full-time Director of Development for an arts & culture organization. Originally from Connecticut, she created Angel of Wanderlust as a place to share her travel stories and photos with friends and family. Now, it is a place for adventurers, explorers and dreamers. Its purpose is to inspire and encourage people to see the world and achieve a better work-life balance.