AROUND MADRID

TOLEDO Former capital of Spain located at 70 km south of Madrid declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1986. A labyrinthine city with narrow streets that preserve the historical atmosphere of the three cultures that inhabited it for over 7 centurys: Christians, Jews and Arabs, where you can admire the impressive Gothic Cathedral.

ESCORIAL Located 50KM north of Madrid where you can find the fabulous monastery built in the XVI century by Philip II. The Palace of the Austrias that served as autumn residence to various generations of kings, mausoleum of Spanish monarchs since Emperor Carlos V

ALCALA DE HENARES Only 30 KM east of Madrid, a city declared World Heritage in 1998. One of the oldest universities in Spain bearing a magnificent XVI century building. Home and birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes.

CHINCHON Picturesque village located 45 km southeast of Madrid with the most peculiar Plaza Mayor popular architecture still used as a bullring. It has numerous wine cellars that can be visited. Garlic and anise.

SEGOVIA World Heritage in 1985 where apart from its representative Roman aqueduct you can enjoy a stroll in the old town surrounded by infinite historical buildings and live the atmosphere of a small and typical Castilian city. The Alcazar, temporary residence of Isabel the Catholic. Gothic cathedral.

AVILA Birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus, Doctor of the Church , World Heritage in 1985. A perfectly preserved XI century wall protects its medieval palaces.