Things to see in the Madrid and surronding area
A selection of charming places for a one or two-day break from the hustle and bustle of the capital less than an hour away from the city by car.
Anyone having doubts about travelling solo to Madrid should know that the Spanish capital has numerous options for having fun without feeling lonely.
60 kilometres to the north-east of Madrid, this fabled mountain village—a fine example of the region’s so-called ‘black architecture’—is perfect for a rural break.
The reservoir built in 1955 is the only one in the Madrid Autonomous Region in which swimming and water sports are permitted.
Segovia is one of the most popular and most recommended places for a short break from Madrid. History, art and cuisine are its very best attributes.
El Real Sitio y Villa de Aranjuez, el espacio de recreo preferido de Felipe II y de los reyes Borbones, es una escapada imprescindible.
If you love skiing, near Madrid you will find Puerto de Navacerrada, Valdesquí, La Pinilla, Navafría and the SnowZone.
Peñalara Natural Park is situated within the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park and is perfect for hiking and climbing.
Just a stone’s throw from the city, you can find little towns and villages in the Sierra de Madrid, as well as natural landscapes where you can go hiking or simply enjoy the scenery.
Madrid is awash with romantic places for giving your partner the perfect surprise.