3 Nights in Madrid, Spain

Old Apr 3rd, 2014, 10:43 AM
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3 Nights in Madrid, Spain

Hi,

My wife and I are concluding our 2 week Europe trip with 3 nights in Madrid. We are trying to decide whether or not we should use a day to take a day trip to Toledo. From the research we've done it seems like a popular day visit. With only 3 nights we aren't sure if we should just stay in Madrid or possibly do the 1/2 day or full day trip to Toledo. We want to see as much as possible. Any advice or suggestions will be much appreciated. Thank you!
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Old Apr 3rd, 2014, 11:03 AM
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One of the most wonderful things about Madrid and Spain in general is that you can take a day trip to a historic site and still not miss much when you get back to your "base city" because the locals still haven't even begun dinner yet.

Toledo is an exceptionally interesting and moving historic city -- this place where the best scholars of 3 very different religious outlooks lived and studied in harmony and shared insights with each other. Plus it is a lovely, lovely place architecturally. It is hot in the middle of the day most of the year but everything stays open (unlike other places).

The attractions of Madrid are wonderful, but many of its key sights are not quite as unusual as Toledo, which can only be seen and appreciated where it is. Nobody is packing up Toledo and loaning it to another museum. It is not just another ornate palace or trendy eatery.

Hope that helps.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2014, 12:06 PM
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This greatly helps. We will definitely be taking a day trip to Toledo then. Thank you so much Sandra.
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There's the royal palace, Buen Retiro Park and my favorate is Gran Vía.
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Madrid is a big city with some of the best art museums in Europe.
If museums are not your thing, then half day in Toledo might be for you.
We have visitor Madrid 5 times and always find things to do.
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