What to see:
The breathtakingly beautiful city of Toledo lies to the south of Madrid and was Spain’s former capital. Although there are plenty of things to do here, nothing beats getting lost amidst Toledo’s tiny and windy streets. If you are looking for a gift (check out Best Gifts from Madrid list), Toledo is well known for its mazapán (marzipan) and navajas (swiss army and pocket knives), which can be found throughout the city.
How to get there:
By high speed train (AVE)
Depart from: Atocha AVE station (take metro line 1 to Atocha Renfe)
Departure (Madrid-Toledo horarios y precios (RENFE))
Return (Toledo-Madrid horarios y precios (RENFE))
Duration: approx. 35 min
Price: 12,70€ (round trip 25,40€).
*Note. You will have to walk 15 min or take another bus to get to the center.
Depart from: Plaza Elíptica bus station
Departure (Madrid-Toledo horarios y precios (ALSA))
Return (Toledo-Madrid horarios y precios (ALSA))
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Price: 5,63€ (round-trip 11,26€). Buy tickets on the bus.