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1. Posted by cairel (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

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6 of us will be in madrid for 3 day and want to go for a day trip to one of the cities below, but we couldnt decide which one...

aranjuez
avila
segovia
toledo

thanx ;)

2. Posted by girgola (Inactive 15 posts) 9y

segovia, definitely. i was there some years ago and still remeber its impressive aqueduct.
toledo is much more famous and it's also worth a visit for its walls and churches, as well as avila. but if i had to choose where to go, i would repeat segovia.
eva

3. Posted by elsebas (Budding Member 51 posts) 9y

Hi!

Aranjuez, Ávila and Segovia are really beautiful cities but you shouldn't doubt it any second and go to Toledo.

I've been just spent three days there and it's really beautiful, a wonderful town with plenty of possibilities and just 70 Km away from Madrid.

Kind regards,

Sebas

4. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 9y

aranjuez has a nice palace but theres not much to see apart from that.

I'd go to toledo, maybe because i've been there once and I really liked it, but it's definitely worth the visit.

5. Posted by dr.pepper (Travel Guru 316 posts) 9y

I went on day trips to Toledo and Segovia and much preferred the latter. Toledo's pretty cool, but Segovia just caught my imagination more.

6. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

I would choose Toledo. but it's a bit more touristic, but it is beautiful. Try if you can find the old nuns, that are selling cookies ... there are quite expensive, but soooooooo good (also good for taking some home for family/friends)

The one main thing that make Segovia special is the Roman Aquaduct, that is something you will not find in Toledo. Although the Alcazar, the Cathdral and the old churches are beautiful, you will find similar buildings in Toledo. Both towns are beautiful and I always recommend to do both if possible.

Aranjuez is nice. You can see the Palace, and the Gardens (and some nearby sites, like the paradeground, Casa de Labrador), but apart from that there is not a lot to see and do. Don't even bother if you are planning this trip on a monday, as the Palace is closed.

7. Posted by cairel (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

Quoting Herr Bert

Aranjuez is nice. You can see the Palace, and the Gardens (and some nearby sites, like the paradeground, Casa de Labrador), but apart from that there is not a lot to see and do. Don't even bother if you are planning this trip on a monday, as the Palace is closed.

hahahaha... it is gonna be on monday so i guess one is out ;)

thanx guys for all your reply, really appreciate it