Madrid, city full of tourist attractions in Spain, attracts thousands of tourists seeking to know in depth the city and all that dwells therein. However there are several surrounding cities that enrich the visits to the Spanish capital.
Many visitors ignore the short distance that separates these corners of the city of Madrid, so now we know three places, which have given importance to the Spanish territory, and currently filled with beauty center of the peninsula.
This day trip is for those travellers who like to delve into the towns of historic interest that set aside a cultural past full of iconic buildings such as the aqueduct, cathedrals and buildings dating from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. Segovia has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site and its Cathedral is considered the Queen of the cathedrals Gothic technique that uses and all the inner beauty that unfolds. It is important that you remember to try the suckling pig from Segovia, because it is one of the most characteristic local recipes. Surely you will impact conservation and beauty of these two cities, and successfully complement your visit to the Centre of Spain.
If you want to know a real medieval city, the best place is Toledo. This city located one hour from the city of Madrid and a day can take it whole and enjoy its mythological alleys and create your own medieval history. Toledo is known for being the hometown of the famous painter El Greco, and is just one of his houses converted into Museum, one of the most visited sites in the city, where you can see his legacy and the time adjustments so that tourists can familiarize yourself with the way of life of the time of the Greco centuries XIV – XV. Toledo is known as the city of three cultures, since it managed to harmonise the Christians, Jews and Muslims and up to the present you can visit churches, mosques and synagogue.
El Escorial and the Valley of the fallen
This mythical scenario is located thirty minutes from downtown Madrid. In this neighbouring town to the capital, you will find the monastery of el Escorial, where it houses the mortal remains of the Royal family, however not only had this purpose, as ordered by Felipe II construction progressed, the Palace came to be the Royal residence, center of culture among others, even up until today housed monks, they comply with the guidelines established by the King harmonize faith, reason, culture and religion. In the crypt of the monastery, are26 graves lie where the Kings and Queens of the House of Austria and Bourbon.