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Day Trip from Madrid

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Day Trip from Madrid

We’re in Madrid and having a great time exploring, but the heat is starting to get to us and the kids have reached museum/indoor overload. I’m considering Segovia for a day trip. Are there are any other interesting options within 45 min by train where it might cooler and allow us to enjoy outdoor activities?

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1. Re: Day Trip from Madrid

In the forum for Madrid (the city, rather than the comunidad), you can see various day-trip suggestions on the right-hand side of the page: https:/…ShowForum-g187514-i126-Madrid.html

For "cooler" you'd need to be heading to altitude or at least greenery.. maybe the gardens of the royal palace at Aranjuez (https://www.spain.info/en/reportajes/un_pase…). Cercedilla is about 1 hr away by train (C8, Atocha - Chamartín - Villalba - Cercedilla) and has natural swimming pools: https:/…

San Francisco...
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2. Re: Day Trip from Madrid

Thanks that’s helpful and Aranjuez looks like it might work. I’ve read some of the old posts and don’t have web access right now to see the links on the right. I guess I could look up the altitude for each city, but I thought someone more familiar with area might have better suggestions. Thanks for your suggestions.

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3. Re: Day Trip from Madrid

Aranjuez is great in the Spring but not sure it's an ideal summer place. It's low down of course alongside the Tajo River. I have enjoyed walking through the large park which has plenty of trees for shade.

Have a look at Cercedilla in the hills north of Madrid,

See the train times CERCANIAS on here

www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/cercanias/madrid/

air-conditioned trains!

And maybe this can appeal

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Rev…

Edited: 09 July 2018, 21:14
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4. Re: Day Trip from Madrid

and nearby to adventure place is water! Read reviews?

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