A bus tour is a nice way to visit the surroundings of Madrid. Indeed, you will discover beautiful landscapes in the mountains as well as some typical villages and cities whose two of the most visited are Aranjuez and Toledo.

The city of Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, is located on a rocky headland, bordered by the river Tajo, just 70 kilometres from the capital. You will certainly enjoy its beautiful historic center that has been through three cultures from three religions – Muslim, Hebrew and Christian. Full of heritage and monuments, it also counts a marvelous gothic cathedral of the 15th century.

At 48km from Toledo, you will find Aranjuez, another municipality lying in the south of Madrid. Located at the confluence of the Tagus and Jarama rivers, its cultural heritage is declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will enjoy passing by the Royal Palace, impressive gardens and its remarkable well-preserved arena.

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