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


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


City Center


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 JetsettingJen 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.