During your stay in Madrid, you can take advantage of a number of sightseeing, dining and cultural possibilities that the capital of Spain offers.
You can find information about the most representative monuments and places in Madrid at: https://www.esmadrid.com/top-10-madrid
For guided tours and excursions focused on Spain’s rich historical and cultural heritage, both in Madrid and surrounding areas: https://www.esmadrid.com/planes-madrid
Lastly, the official calendar of all types of events in Madrid is another good resource for visiting the city: https://www.esmadrid.com/agenda-madrid
VISITING WORLD HERITAGE CITIES LESS THAN 1 HOUR FROM MADRID
You can visit some of the most culturally and architecturally rich cities in the world such as Toledo, Segovia or San Lorenzo de El Escorial located less than 1 hour from Madrid.
You can drive yourself on well-maintained and scenic highways, or you can make the trip in one day by bus or train. If you have the time, stay the night and enjoy some of the best nightlife and cuisine in Spain.
Toledo is an ancient city set on a hill above the plains of Castile/La Mancha in central Spain. It is the capital of the region and is known for the medieval Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments in its ancient walled city. It was also the former home of the Mannerist painter El Greco. The city gates - Puerta de Bisagra of Moorish origin, and Puerta del Sol, in traditional Mudejar style - lead to the old quarter, where the Plaza de Zocodover is a lively and popular spot.
You can also visit Puy Du Fou, one of the highest-rated historical theme parks in the world outside of Toledo. Puy Du Fou offers a full-day learning experience about the history of Spain with its themed shows. If you are traveling with family and friends, you should not miss this opportunity.
All attendees at the European Rotors 2023 trade show are entitled to special price tickets for Puy Du Fou.
Segovia is a historic city located northwest of Madrid in the central Castile and León region. It is a city with a rich architectural and cultural legacy, including medieval walls, Romanesque churches, a former royal palace and a Gothic cathedral. Its iconic ancient Roman aqueduct has more than 160 arches, most of them in granite.
SAN LORENZO DE EL ESCORIAL
Just 40 minutes from Madrid by car or train, you can visit a historic city with one of the largest monasteries in the world. San Lorenzo de El Escorial offers local cuisine, including Guadarrama beef from the mountains of Madrid and guided tours of the monastery, with its intricately decorated spaces and one of the most important libraries in Europe.
Don’t forget that attendees are entitled to discounted train tickets for sightseeing.