A three-day trip of Madrid provides visitors with ample time to explore the beauty of its culture and architecture while allowing them spare time to visit nearby destinations like Toledo, Andalucia, Segovia and Avila. Here is a suggested three-day itinerary for visitors in Madrid.
Take the panoramic night tour of Madrid and spend your evening watching the city’s squares and avenues all brightly illuminated. Then proceed to Torres Bermejas to watch a show of Spanish folklore and Flamenco or visit a night club with international artists.
Day 2- El Escorial in the Morning; Prado Museum in the Afternoon
In the morning of the second day, visit El Escorial, a monastery built in the 16th century. El Escorial is also a pantheon, a basilica, a convent, a school, a library, and a royal palace and houses the mausoleum of Spanish monarchs.
By afternoon, check out the Prado Museum Private Walking Tour and see masterpieces by Goya, Velasquez, and other artists. The three-hour tour of the museum takes visitors to the museum’s collections complemented by lectures from an expert tour guide.
Day Three - Full Day in Toledo
Toledo’s Gothic and Renaissance buildings and narrow streets and alleys are a must-see with the a full day tour. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage as one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire.
Visit the interior of the Cathedral of Saint Mary, explore the Church of St. Tome and pass by the old Jewish quarter and other important churches and buildings in Toledo.
Watch a short audio-visual presentation about Toledo before leaving for Damasquino, renowned for its local handicrafts.