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Madrid is cool. Not as cool as Barcelona and if you have a choice, I'd say just go to Barcelona. But it has its own things going on that are worth seeing.

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    Alcala De Henares

    Spain
    5 reviews

    Alcala de Henares is a fantastic, budget-friendly day trip from Madrid. It's easily accessible by catching a Cercanía train from Atocha train station. It's a historical city, known as the birthplace of the famous writer, Cervantes and much of the architecture looks as though it hasn't been touched for hundreds of years. If you can visit Alcala during the Cervantes ...

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    Alcorcon

    Spain
    2 reviews

    Mi Murciélago de 16 meses

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    Alcobendas

    Spain
    1 review
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    Pozuelo de Alarcon

    Spain
    2 reviews
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    Getafe

    Spain
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    Pinto

    Spain
    1 review

    mas bonito pueblo de madrid

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    Humanes De Madrid

    Spain
    1 review
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    Coslada

    Spain
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    Aravaca

    Spain
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    Ciempozuelos

    Spain
    1 review
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    Boadilla del Monte

    Spain
    1 review
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    Las Rozas

    Spain
    1 review
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    Leganes

    Spain
    1 review
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    Toledo

    Spain
    65 reviews

    An easy day trip from Madrid. Toledo is a popular tourist destination and for good reason. It has some of the best examples of mudejar style architecture and is a wonderful medieval town. The old city walls give this town a fairy tale type feel to it. Explore the town, the many churches, and just soak it all in.

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    Segovia

    Spain
    28 reviews

    Gayle and I arrived in Segovia on October 12 ( Día de Hispania). Since it was a Holiday, we could park close to the Roman Aqueduct without worrying about the parking meters. We walked to the nearby Azoguejo Square with a Tourist Office, patriotic bunting, lots of military uniforms, the Walled City Above and of course the Roman Aqueduct in ...

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    San Lorenzo de El Escorial

    Spain
    3 reviews

    San Lorenzo de El Escorial was built by King Phillip II in the late 16th century. Essentially, Phillip ran his many wars, and his Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation against Protestantism from this monastery. He eventually died here in 1598.

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    Chinchon

    Spain
    3 reviews

    Set 45 minutes from Madrid, this small town will take you back in time to Old Spain: walk the sandy roads, admire the plaza mayor and clock tower, then eat and drink the afternoon away!

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