quick train trips departing from Madrid

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Toledo

30 minutes on the fast train, departing from ESTACAO

Christians, Jews and Moors lived in peace in this city until the 17th century. And history is reflected on the architecture: visit the Catedral de Toledo, the Sinagoga del Tránsito and the ruins of Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz.

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Segovia

30 minutes on the fast train, departing from ESTACAO

The city's main attractions are its aqueduct from the Roman Era and the Alcázar, a fortress located on a cliff. But Segovia’s real charm lies in its narrow streets, its houses with Romanesque features, and its plazas filled with people chatting.
 

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Salamanca

90 minutes on the fast train, departing from ESTACAO

The local beauty makes up for the slightly longer distance: Salamanca has some amazingly preserved architecture (see the Vieja and Nueva cathedrals, dating from the 12th and 13th centuries, respectively) and a lively population, comprised mostly of university students.
 

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Ávila

90 minutes on the regular train, departing from ESTACAO

People can walk on the city wall. The treasures hidden inside the walls include Renaissance houses, pleasant plazas, and chuletón de ternera (or veal chops) — a typical dish that can be found at any traditional restaurant.