In this section of GoMadrid we cover other areas of Spain, with accommodation options in
Toledo, Granada, etc.
Some practical packing information is included, together with a recommendation to participate in our TravelSpain discussion group.
Perhaps you are going to use Madrid as a base to take tours to the surrounding areas? In our
Tours section, you can choose from a number of
excellent excursions to Toledo, Segovia, El Escorial, Avila & other marvellous cities in Spain.
Other daytrip possibilities are listed
You may want to take the opportunity to visit Toledo, the city of 3 cultures. This wonderfully interesting town is great for
excursions, monuments and more, and we cover almost everything in our comprehensive city guide, Go-Toledo.
If you're thinking of travelling further afield, Barcelona is a particularly vibrant city, with much to offer the tourist. In this case,
Go Barcelona is a city
guide with many good cheap accommodation suggestions.
And talking about accommodation, we have a comprehensive list of
hotels in Spain and
Spain hostals (cheaper & smaller hotels, often run by a family).
It may seem strange to include Portugal on a site about Madrid
& Spain, but a visit to this country is often a perfect complement to any stay in Spain.
Our Lisbon guide provides excellent information for a visit to this historical and colonial city. And
Go Oporto is a our new tourist guide to
Portugal's second city in the north.
If you would like to receive help, tips & suggestions for your trip to Spain, there is no better place than the
TravelSpain discussion group.
Join the group to discuss your travels or to report back after visiting Spain.
Before travelling to Spain, you may like to take a look at our
checklist of things to pack. Or check the
current exchange rate to the
euro for your own currency. Perhaps you need to stay in touch while you're here and need a
You may like to read our summary of the most popular destinations in Spain - the
Or if you prefer to travel to Spain off the beaten track, check out our
Quiet Destinations in Spain.